National Christmas Tree Lighting 2017: Photos

WASHINGTON — Here are photos of the National Christmas Tree Lighting, held Nov. 30, 2017.

Scroll through to see photos of the event.

The 2017 National Christmas Tree is lit on the Ellipse with the White House in the background Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The 2017 National Christmas Tree is lit on the Ellipse with the White House in the background Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump holds first lady Melania Trump's hand as they walk back to the stage during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Donald Trump holds first lady Melania Trump’s hand as they walk back to the stage during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
The lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand after lighting the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand after lighting the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
Hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain speak during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain speak during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Kathie Lee Gifford, Dean Cain
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, cheer after lighting the 2017 National Christmas Tree during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. With the president and the first lady are hosts for the event, Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
The Beach Boys perform during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The Beach Boys perform during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
The Texas Tenors perform during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The Texas Tenors perform during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
Donald Trump Jr., his wife Vanessa Trump, and their family watch performances during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Donald Trump Jr., his wife Vanessa Trump, and their family watch performances during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Donald Trump stands on stage after lighting the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump stands on stage after lighting the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
Chip Davis and the Mannheim Steamroller perform during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Chip Davis and the Mannheim Steamroller perform during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, react as they light the 2017 National Christmas Tree during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. With the president and the first lady are hosts for the event, Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, react as they light the 2017 National Christmas Tree during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. With the president and the first lady are hosts for the event, Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump waves as he leaves with first lady Melania Trump at the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Donald Trump waves as he leaves with first lady Melania Trump at the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Wynonna performs during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Wynonna performs during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
Us The Duo featuring Michael and Carissa Alvarado perform during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Us The Duo featuring Michael and Carissa Alvarado perform during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump with first lady Melania Trump waves as they leave the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Donald Trump with first lady Melania Trump waves as they leave the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Jack Wagner performs during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Jack Wagner performs during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
Boys II Bow Ties performs during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Boys II Bow Ties performs during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
Santa Claus appears onstage along with performers at the end of the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Santa Claus appears onstage along with performers at the end of the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Kathie Lee Gifford, Dean Cain
President Donald Trump gestures as first lady Melania Trump lights the 2017 National Christmas Tree during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. With the president and the first lady are Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
The 2017 National Christmas Tree is lit on the Ellipse with the White House in the background Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The 2017 National Christmas Tree is lit on the Ellipse with the White House in the background Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
Members of the audience wear Christmas hats at the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Members of the audience wear Christmas hats at the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
In this file photo, the 2017 National Christmas Tree is seen lit on the Ellipse with the White House in the background Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The 2017 National Christmas Tree is lit on the Ellipse with the White House in the background Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump gestures to first lady Melania Trump to light the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump gestures to first lady Melania Trump to light the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
Tiffany Trump, left, sits with Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, senior advisor to President Donald Trump, and their children, Theodore, Joseph and Arabella at the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Tiffany Trump, left, sits with Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, senior advisor to President Donald Trump, and their children, Theodore, Joseph and Arabella at the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump watch performances during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump watch performances during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
A member of the audience wear Christmas hats at the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
A member of the audience wear Christmas hats at the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, cheer after lighting the 2017 National Christmas Tree during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. With the president and the first lady are hosts for the event, Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, cheer after lighting the 2017 National Christmas Tree during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. With the president and the first lady are hosts for the event, Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump watch performances during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump watch performances during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Ivanka Trump, holds her son Theodore Kushner as her husband Jared Kushner talks to daughter Arabella Kushner and their son Joseph Kushner, center, watches, along with Tiffany Trump, left, applaud during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Ivanka Trump, holds her son Theodore Kushner as her husband Jared Kushner talks to daughter Arabella Kushner and their son Joseph Kushner, center, watches, along with Tiffany Trump, left, applaud during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, watch performances during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, second from left. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, watch performances during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, second from left. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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The 2017 National Christmas Tree is lit on the Ellipse with the White House in the background Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump holds first lady Melania Trump's hand as they walk back to the stage during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
The lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand after lighting the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain speak during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Kathie Lee Gifford, Dean Cain
The Beach Boys perform during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The Texas Tenors perform during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Donald Trump Jr., his wife Vanessa Trump, and their family watch performances during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Donald Trump stands on stage after lighting the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Chip Davis and the Mannheim Steamroller perform during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, react as they light the 2017 National Christmas Tree during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. With the president and the first lady are hosts for the event, Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump waves as he leaves with first lady Melania Trump at the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Wynonna performs during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Us The Duo featuring Michael and Carissa Alvarado perform during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump with first lady Melania Trump waves as they leave the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Jack Wagner performs during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Boys II Bow Ties performs during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Santa Claus appears onstage along with performers at the end of the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Kathie Lee Gifford, Dean Cain
The 2017 National Christmas Tree is lit on the Ellipse with the White House in the background Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Members of the audience wear Christmas hats at the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
In this file photo, the 2017 National Christmas Tree is seen lit on the Ellipse with the White House in the background Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump gestures to first lady Melania Trump to light the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Tiffany Trump, left, sits with Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, senior advisor to President Donald Trump, and their children, Theodore, Joseph and Arabella at the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump watch performances during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
A member of the audience wear Christmas hats at the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, cheer after lighting the 2017 National Christmas Tree during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. With the president and the first lady are hosts for the event, Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump watch performances during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Ivanka Trump, holds her son Theodore Kushner as her husband Jared Kushner talks to daughter Arabella Kushner and their son Joseph Kushner, center, watches, along with Tiffany Trump, left, applaud during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, watch performances during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, second from left. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)


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