The National Christmas Tree

I was lucky enough to get into the lottery this year for the Lighting of the National Christmas Tree!  It was Obama's last year hosting the event, so it was a historic moment to be a part of!  It was chilly, but worth it!  It was fun making friends in the crowd despite the cold and the wait!  :) I love the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) building!  So beautiful! tree_lighting_0002 tree_lighting_0003 tree_lighting_0004 tree_lighting_0005

They had a ton of carolers and bands and acapella groups out and about as the crowds gathered.

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The stage is ready!

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Thank you Mr. President!tree_lighting_0012 tree_lighting_0013

The tree is lit! tree_lighting_0014 tree_lighting_0015 Garth Brooks!tree_lighting_0020 Yolanda Adams!tree_lighting_0019The DAR at nighttree_lighting_0017 tree_lighting_0018