Per­form­ers an­nounced for Christ­mas tree light­ing

The Washington Times Daily - - Metro -

Jazz trum­peter and pi­anist Ar­turo San­doval and the band Train will per­form at the Na­tional Christ­mas Tree light­ing cer­e­mony this year, along with singer Janelle Monae and Latin mu­si­cian Prince Royce.

Or­ga­niz­ers an­nounced the first slate of per­form­ers Wednes­day.

They will join Pres­i­dent Obama and his fam­ily for the tree light­ing on Dec. 6 on the El­lipse near the White House.

This will be the 91st year for the an­nual Christ­mas tree light­ing. It’s a tra­di­tion that dates back to Pres­i­dent Calvin Coolidge in 1923.

A lot­tery was held for tick­ets to the event. Of­fi­cials are giv­ing out tick­ets for 3,000 seats and 14,000 stand­in­groom spa­ces.

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