Spectators gathered around the Ellipse at Presidents Park, as they awaited President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in lighting the National Christmas Tree for the annual lighting ceremony.
This year marks the 96th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. (Video Below)
President Trump stepped to the podium at Presidents Park where he announced that the First Lady would do the honors of lighting the National Christmas Tree.
Trump proclaimed they would count down from “10 to reverse,” then asked if everyone was ready, while he encouraged the crowd “all together!”
The President counted down with the crowd, and the First Lady who was dressed to impress – lit the Christmas Tree to cheers and applause.
After Lighting The National Christmas Tree, Pres Trump Issues A Warm Christmas Message To All Americans
“Merry Christmas. Thank You!” President Trump declared before he and Melania joined hands and met the crowd to enjoy the rest of the festivities.
President Trump, after the tree lighting, tweeted a special Christmas message and wrote on Twitter, “On behalf of @FLOTUS Melania and the entire Trump family, I want to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! May this Christmas Season bring peace to your hearts, warmth to your homes, cheer to your spirits and JOY TO THE WORLD!
#NCTL2018″ (Video Below)
President Trump’s Christmas Message:
On behalf of @FLOTUS Melania and the entire Trump family, I want to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! May this Christmas Season bring peace to your hearts, warmth to your homes, cheer to your spirits and JOY TO THE WORLD! #NCTL2018🎄 pic.twitter.com/XNMJQ5JDSU
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2018
Watch the National Tree lighting below at Presidents Park: