President Obama Attends National Christmas Tree Lighting

The 91st National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony is underway in at President’s Park in Washington, D.C., with the president and first lady scheduled to attend along with celebrity performances from Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, and others.

The ceremony is shaping up to be a wet one, with light rain. You can watch the festivities here or follow on Twitter at #nctl2013:

The annual event, which has been tradition since President Calvin Coolidge performed the first lighting in 1923, is expected to draw some 17,000 people.

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