Venue Address (Get Directions)The White House
Date and Time
Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 4:00pm
On December 1st, 2011, Bill Jaye and Starr Smith of Afferent Cue together with multi-instrumentalist David Cohen will be among the honored musicians
performing for our nation as President Barack Obama and the First Family continue a proud holiday tradition – The 89th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
The celebration will take place at The White House on the Ellipse. This years event will be hosted by Carson Daly, and the following performers were also announced: One Republic, Rodney Atkins and Marsha Ambrosious (more TBA shortly) The evening will also feature a special appearance by Kermit the Frog! (This makes ~Starr VERY happy)
President Obama and his family will also be in
attendance, with the First Lady scheduled to read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas to children in the audience.
17,000 tickets were made available to the public through an online lottery system and the entire ceremony will be streamed live online well as broadcast on PBS television stations across the country.
For more information and to watch the event live, visit: www.thenationaltree.org