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    Lottery Being Held for National Xmas Tree Lighting

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    A lottery is now being held for anyone wishing to attend the National Christmas Tree Lighting.

    Now that halloween is gone, Christmas will be here in no time.

    A lottery is being held for anyone wishing to attend the National Christmas Tree Lighting.

    Those interested in visiting the White House for the lighting ceremony could start adding their names to the lottery on October 31st. In total, 14,000 standing room only spots are available along with 3,000 seats.

    People were allowed to either register their name via the internet or phone. The official lighting of the tree is scheduled to take place on December 6th of this year at 5 in the evening.

    The selection process is swift with lucky winners being notified via email within about of week of entry if their names have been selected for any of the standing or more prestigious seated spots.

    Although the lines are typically long and every lucky winner attending the event must pass a security check, the seemingly pesky efforts are well worth it.

    The tradition began way back in 1923 when President Calvin Coolidge walked outside the White House and lit a fir tree which stood almost 50 feet tall. Since then, the lighting has become an annual event with live performances by well-known bands and singers.