Today, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation announced that acclaimed actor, Neil Patrick Harris will host the 90th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on December 6th. Additionally, The Fray, multiple Grammy® winning singer/songwriter Jason Mraz, and Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter/producer Ledisi will join singer James Taylor, ten-time Grammy winner singer/songwriter/producer Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, two-time Grammy® winner Colbie Caillat and American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips to perform a collection of holiday favorites along with a special guest appearance by Modern Family actor Rico Rodriguez.
The 2012 National Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on the Ellipse at President’s Park in Washington, D.C. The ceremony will kick off the holiday season in our nation’s capital and can be viewed online LIVE at www.thenationaltree.org beginning at 4:30pm ET with the exclusive National Christmas Tree Lighting pre-show. This year, The Midtown Men, four stars from the original Broadway cast of Jersey Boys, will headline the pre-show. The event also can be seen on public television throughout the month of December. Broadcast times can be found by checking local listings or visiting www.thenationaltree.org.