CARSON DALY AS HOST OF THE 89TH ANNUAL
NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
Washington, D.C. (November 15, 2011) – Today, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation announced that television and radio personality Carson Daly will host the 201 1 National Christmas Tree Lighting. In addition, the platinum selling band OneRepublic will perform along with country music star Rodney Atkins and six-time Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Marsha Ambrosius. The evening will also feature a special appearance by Kermit the Frog, star of The Muppets, along with several other special guests. Additional performers and special guests for the event will be announced shortly.
The 2011 National Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on Thursday, December 1, 2011 on the Ellipse at President’s Park in Washington, D.C. The ceremony will usher in the holiday season in our nation’s capital and can be viewed LIVE online at www.thenationaltree.org beginning at 4:30pm ET with the exclusive National Christmas Tree Lighting pre-show. The event can also be seen on public television throughout the month of December. Check local listings or visit www.thenationaltree.org for more information.