—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.
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 323413 N 4307102|
|Decimal Degrees||38.89506667, -77.03620000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 53.704', W 77° 2.172'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 53' 42.24" N, 77° 2' 10.32" W|
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