National Christmas Tree: A Classic, Colorful Christmas

GE Lighting, A Savant Company, Partners with the National Park Foundation for the 101st National Christmas Tree Lighting

This year’s design includes numerous strands of multi-colored opaque lights in red, green, blue, white and yellow with two varying sizes of 2D silver holographic snowflakes interspersed throughout. The snowflakes add a pleasant daytime interest while picking up the colorful reflections of the lights at night. A warm white tape light star tops off the tree while several colorful gift boxes surround it. The National Christmas Tree stands as a daily reminder of the holiday spirit and of the cherished national tradition.

For 61 years the GE Lighting business has been proud to design and provide lighting for the National Christmas Tree. For the first 58 years as part of General Electric, and the last four years as part of Savant Systems, Inc. GE Lighting, a Savant company is again honored to design and decorate this year’s tree in partnership with the National Park Foundation.

A lit Christmas tree with multi-colored lights. In this distance you can see the White House

Elman Studio for NPF


Using the latest in LED holiday lighting products, this is the 15th consecutive year that GE LED lights, many of them ENERGY STAR® certified, have been used to light the National Christmas Tree. These lights use nearly 80% less energy and are a lighter weight option, helping to conserve energy and preserve the tree.

The National Christmas Tree site is free to visit and will be open to the public Dec. 1, 2023, through Jan. 1, 2024. Hours are 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, and 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Lights on the National Christmas Tree and the 58 smaller trees that surround the tree turn on around sunset each evening.