President Barack Obama, with mother-in-law Marian Robinson, daughters Sasha and Malia, and First Lady Michelle Obama, react as they push to button to light the National Christmas Tree during a ceremony on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) Tonight, President Obama and the rest of the First Family will take part in a ceremony to light the National Christmas Tree, and you're invited to watch it live. The event, which takes place on the Ellipse — just outside the White House — will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and feature performances by, James Taylor, The Fray, Jason Mraz, and other musical guests. What: Lighting of the National Christmas Tree When: 4:30 ET, today Where: Streamed live online at: thenationaltree.org The lighting of the National Christmas tree is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Be sure to check it out!
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Watch the Lighting of the National Christmas Tree