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Kathie Lee Gifford, Dean Cain to Host National Christmas Tree Lighting



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    People attend the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol December 7, 2010 in Washington, DC.

    Kathie Lee Gifford and Dean Cain will host the White House's National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, the National Park Service announced Tuesday.

    The tree will be illuminated Nov. 30 on the Ellipse at President’s Park.

    The Beach Boys, Wynonna and The Texas Tenors are scheduled to perform for the event's 95th year.

    Last year’s ceremony featured performances by Chance the Rapper, Kelly Clarkson, Garth Brooks and several others. Information on this year’s performers and special guests will be released at a later date, according to the National Parks Service, which co-presents the event with the National Park Foundation.

    Free tickets were awarded through an online lottery, which is now closed. 

    If you weren't lucky enough to get a ticket, the ceremony will be aired on the Hallmark Channel on Dec. 4.

    The annual tradition dates back to 1923 when President Calvin Coolidge lit a 48-foot fir decked out with 2,500 electric bulbs.