Contributing student reporter: Hannah Nguyen
There are many local and national holiday traditions, whether it may be building gingerbread houses, decorating the Christmas tree in your house, or helping decorate a tree for the National Christmas Tree Display. Have you ever heard about the National Christmas Tree Display/America’s Celebrate: Ornaments Display? If not, here’s what you need to know: it is hosted by the National Park Service and National Park Foundation every year at President’s Park. On November 28th, there will be a big event which will include musical performances, dances, a ukulele choir, and more holiday-based showings! The biggest presentation, though, won’t be on a stage. Instead, it will be in the middle of a walkway.
The National Christmas Tree is the star of the show. At 2:30pm, the National Christmas Tree will be lit up by 2,500 red, green, and white electric bulbs. It is surrounded by 56 smaller Christmas trees that represent U.S. states/districts/territories. One of these trees, of course, represents Utah. Our very own school, Evergreen Junior High, was the only school in the state that was asked to participate in making ornaments for the tree! This is a really great and exciting opportunity for those in Art Group; their artwork will be on display for thousands of people! Students are asked to create ornaments that are emblematic of their state/district/territory. At least 32 members of Art Group helped design and create ornaments for our schools entries, adding to the other 1,500+ students who participated nationwide. Festivities will continue until January 1st, so if you’re in Washington D.C. at the time, be sure to attend the fun and joyous event!
Pictures are provided courtesy of the Art Group