- Service & Advocacy
National Christmas Tree Lighting 2015
by David E Shaw
For nearly 100 years, the lighting ceremony for the national Christmas tree has helped launch and celebrate the holiday season in America.
As a trustee of the National Park Foundation I’ve participated in this event on numerous occasions. This year the event had special significance associated with the impending centennial anniversary of the US National Park Service in 2016.
This short video includes highlights from this year’s event.