Crowds gather in Washington, D.C., on Thursday evening to watch the National Christmas Tree lighting on the ellipse.
Eva Longoria is hosting the star-studded tree lighting ceremony. Kelly Clarkson, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, James Taylor, Yolanda Adams and Marc Anthony are just a few of the performers expected tonight.
This is the last tree lighting ceremony for President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.
You can see the entire tree lighting take place on the Hallmark Channel on Monday at 7 p.m. E.T.