By Emma Marmen

Christmas in D.C. would not be the same without the National Christmas Tree! This year’s lighting ceremony takes place on December 6th and will be hosted by actor, Neil Patrick Harris. There will be performances by Colbie Caillat, James Taylor, Jason Mraz, Phillip Phillips, The Fray, and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. There will also be a special appearance by Modern Family’s Rico Rodriguez. With a line up like that, this event cannot be missed! The lottery for tickets for the tree lighting has now closed. For more information and where to watch the ceremony please visit: www.thenationaltree.org