WATCH: 2022 National Christmas tree lighting

The National Christmas Tree lighting is a tradition that began in 1923 during President Calvin Coolidge’s administration, and is one of the ways the nation’s capital rings in the holiday season.

LL Cool J returns as host. The roster of musical performers for the ceremony includes Gloria Estefan, Andy Grammer, Joss Stone, Shania Twain, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band and more, the park service said.

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Watch below. CBS will air a special broadcast of the National Christmas Tree Lighting at 8 p.m. on Dec. 11.


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