Video: First Family Kicks Off The Holiday Season With National Christmas Tree Ceremony
President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their youngest daughter, Sasha, kicked off the holiday season by lighting up National Christmas Tree for the last time on Thursday evening.
President Obama and the crowd in PresidentÃ¢??s Park counted down from five before the first family--minus Malia--pressed the button that lights the tree, which is located on the Ellipse south of the White House.
U.S. President Barack Obama hosts the National Christmas Tree Lighting and Pageant of Peace ceremony on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington December 3, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas REUTERS
Actress Eva Longoria hosted the 94th National Christmas Tree ceremony, held annually since 1923 when President Calvin Coolidge began the tradition.