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ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE LL COOL J RINGS IN THE HOLIDAY SEASON AS HOST OF “THE NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING,” TO BE BROADCAST FOR THE FIRST TIME ON CBS, SUNDAY, DEC. 5

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Star-Studded Lineup Features Musical Performances by Billy Porter, Chris Stapleton, H.E.R., Juanes, Keb’ Mo’, Kristin Chenoweth, Maren Morris and Patti LaBelle

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee LL COOL J will ring in the holiday season as host of THE NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING, which will be broadcast for the first time on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Dec. 5 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/8:00-9:00 PM, PT).

This beloved American tradition, presented by the National Park Service (NPS) and National Park Foundation (NPF), will feature a star-studded lineup of musical performances by Billy Porter, Chris Stapleton, H.E.R., Juanes, Keb’ Mo’, Kristin Chenoweth, Maren Morris and Patti LaBelle singing holiday favorites. In addition to the official lighting of the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse in President’s Park in Washington, D.C., the event will also feature performances by the U.S. Army Band Downrange and the Howard Gospel Choir. The NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING ceremony will take place on Thursday, Dec. 2.

For more event information and updates, please visit thenationaltree.org and follow President’s Park on Facebook  and Twitter.

About the National Park Foundation

The National Park Foundation works to protect wildlife and park lands, preserve history and culture, educate and engage youth, and connect people everywhere to the wonder of parks. We do it in collaboration with the National Park Service, the park partner community, and with the generous support of donors, without whom our work would not be possible. Learn more at nationalparks.org.

THE NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING is produced by White Rose Way Entertainment. Kristi Foley and Leon Knoles are executive producer and Renato Basile is producer. Knoles will direct the special.

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