Kelly Clarkson to Perform at 2016 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Kelly Clarkson is headed to the White House. The singer will perform at the 2016 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Clarkson joins Chance the Rapper and gospel singer Yolanda Adams at this year's event, which will be held on Dec. 1. Those wishing to attend can enter a lottery, which will open on Oct. 7, according to the ceremony website. The lighting will also be aired on the Hallmark Channel on Dec. 2.
This isn't the first time the American Idol winner has performed at the White House, though. In 2013, Clarkson was also featured at the lighting ceremony. Additionally, she sang “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.
Clarkson's schedule is stacking up this holiday season. Previously, the singer announced that she will lead the 63rd Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade as grand marshal in Tennessee.
“I love our city of Nashville and couldn’t be more proud to be the grand marshal for this year’s Christmas parade,” Clarkson tells the Tennessean.
Proceeds from the parade will benefit Piedmont’s Share the Warmth program to help families in need keep their heat running, as well as the Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The parade will kick off on Dec. 3 at 9AM CT. The theme of this year’s event will be “The Musical Mile,” which is the length of the parade route.
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