Children sing, the Marine Band plays, and the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree, packed with about 5,000 handcrafted ornaments, brightens the night.
Dec. 3, 2013 The noteBusters Children's Choir performs during the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the West Front of the Capitol. The choir is made up of grade-school children from three District elementaries. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.