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Thousands attend Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting

Thousands attend Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting

President Barack Obama - joined by first lady Michelle Obama, daughter Sasha Obama and scores of celebrity guests - rang in the holidays for the final time at the White House, lighting the National Christmas tree Thursday evening. The trees cut each year are replaced with a new crop of seedlings that will grow into next year's Christmas trees. Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial and setting the stage for the Service's next 100 years, #FindYourPark invites people to discover and share their own unique connections to our nation's natural landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history.

With more than a million Christmas trees harvested each year, Pennsylvania is one of the leading tree producers, according to the Department of Agriculture. "I'm happy to sing here".

Other Christmas tree delivery options for the Chicago area include TreeSanta and Five Star Christmas Tree Co.in Spanish Fork, Utah.

Costs vary with the company and the size of the tree.

The Christmas Tree Farm Network offers several reasons why Christmas Trees are good for the planet including the fact that tree farms can stabilize soil, provide shelter for wildlife and protect valuable water supplies.

Randall, 31, has a busy life with an 8-month-old baby, Chloe Renee, a blog and a puppy.

The only things brighter than the National Christmas Tree are the stars brought in to help the first family light it.

The organisation said that due to circumstances outwith its control, the tree was put up later than expected - which in turn affected staff's ability to decorate it properly in time for the switch-on. "That, to me, is more getting in the Christmas spirit than lugging a tree home". Mayor Bill Barnett will lead the way with the lighting of the tree, in addition to holiday performances and activities from local schools and area performers. "That sounds messy and painful and hard".