Since the 1920s the National Christmas Tree Lighting has become one of the major holiday season attractions in Washington. The living tree is decorated in the northeast quadrant of The Ellipse near the White House. Every President since Franclin D. Roosevelt has flipped the switch and given a speech at the ceremony. The lighting scheme of the tree is especially beautiful. CNN in 2013 called the National Christmas Tree the sixth most beautiful Christmas tree in the world. The ceremony features many popular performers as well as young talents.
The next video is almost one hour long, so you can get a better idea of the whole event watching it.