The National Christmas Tree

The National Christmas Tree (HM2EMN)

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N 38° 53.704', W 77° 2.172'

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—National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

The National Christmas Tree has been located at the site in front of you since 1973. Calvin Coolidge was the first president to light the National Christmas Tree on Christmas Eve, 1923. Since that time presidents have continued the tradition in various ways. In 1926, a signal flare announced the lighting to the city. In 1932, holiday carols played over loudspeakers hidden in the branches. The ceremony today includes live music and dance performances broadcast to the nation.

President Calvin Coolidge (1923-29) becomes the first president to light a Christmas Tree on the Ellipse on December 24, 1923.
Series This marker is part of the series
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Thursday, February 28th, 2019 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323413 N 4307102
Decimal Degrees38.89506667, -77.03620000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.704', W 77° 2.172'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 42.24" N, 77° 2' 10.32" W
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