WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - It's that time of year again, where President Obama, Miss Piggy and renowned musicians bring in the holiday spirit with 25,000 electric bulbs and a 48 ft. pine.
The ticket lottery to attend the 94th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, hosted at the Ellipse on the White House lawn, opened Friday at 10 a.m.
The ceremony will take place on Thursday, December 1, during which President Obama, for his last time, will light the tall pine. Per tradition 56 unique ornaments, representing the U.S. states, territories and District of Columbia, will bedazzle the White House fir.
Last year, students at Columbia Height's Cardozo Education Campus designed an ornament of birds perched on a snowy branch to portray DC's "rich and scenic park." The National Park Service--celebrating its centennial this year--is an event partner.
So far this year's musical lineup features performances from Chance the Rapper, Yolanda Adams, James Taylor and Kelly Clarkson.
Click here to enter for your chance to win a front row seat at this year's festivities, or watch it from home on the Hallmark Channel on Monday, December 5.