How much is Biden’s national Christmas tree?

Since 1923, the lighting of the National Christmas Tree has been a beloved holiday event in America.

This year’s ceremony is set to take place on Thursday, December 2, 2021.

Lighting the national Christmas tree is a favorite tradition among Americans


Lighting the national Christmas tree is a favorite tradition among Americans

How much is Biden’s national Christmas tree?

Based on TMZ, federal documents show the National Park Service spent $139k locating and transporting Christmas Tree.

This price is about 30 thousand dollars less than the 2019 Christmas tree, which costs up to 160 thousand dollars.

Because of epidemic, last year’s tree ceremony was a completely virtual event. Now that restrictions have eased and people resume vaccinations, the in-person ceremony is set to return for the 2021 season.

Federal documents say the National Park Service spent an additional $171K in event support for the ceremony.

President Biden and his administration contracted for the tree in September, and is said to have spent an extra $41K on holiday decorations.

The National Christmas Tree is also surrounded by more than 50 state and territory trees decorated with student-designed ornaments, each with its own unique look.

When does the National Christmas Tree Festival take place?

On Thursday, December 2, 2021, the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony will take place at the White House in Washington DC.

The event will be hosted by LL Cool J, and is set to showcase performances from Billy Porter, Chris Stapleton, SHE, Juanes, Keb ‘Mo’, Kristin Chenoweth, Maren Morris, and Patti LaBelle with the U.S. Army Downrange Band and Howard Gospel Choir.

Held on Ellipse in Presidential Park, the ceremony will air on CBS on Sunday, December 5, at 8:30 p.m. ET and 8:00 p.m. PT.

The National Christmas Tree site is free to visit and will be open to the public from December 4, 2021 through January 1, 2022.

Visiting hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

This tradition is presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation.

Every year, famous guests attend the National Christmas Tree ceremony


Every year, famous guests will attend the national Christmas tree planting ceremonyCredit: AP: Associated Press

What is the National Christmas Tree?

Nearly a hundred years ago, in 1923, President Calvin Coolidge came up with the idea of ​​a National Christmas Tree.

Coolidge lit a 48-foot-tall Balsam Fir from Vermont, decorated with more than 2.5K red, white and green electric bulbs, on Christmas Eve that year.

Since then each year, the tradition has continued with the tree lighting, now performed in Presidents Park.

Meaning a community event, inside the 1923 program called the tree the “Community Christmas Tree.”

Before the first ceremony, community Christmas celebrations first began in Washington, DC on December 24, 1913.

That year saw a 45-minute show complete with angels, Boy Scouts, and checkered figures.

The event was originally modeled on patriotic themes and the Star Spangled Banner was performed with the United States Marine Corps Band.

There is also a Christmas tree in the official White House home, known as the Blue Room Christmas Tree.

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