Inspired by a classic holiday poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” this year’s National Christmas Tree on display in President’s Park in Washington, D.C. will feature GE’s new, energy smart® Sugar Plum light-emitting diode (LED) holiday lighting. This year marks the 51 st year GE Lighting has designed and donated lighting for the tree, and tonight families will gather to celebrate this lighting ceremony, an annual holiday tradition.
- Find inspiration. Every year, thousands of tree lighting ceremonies take place all over the country. Draw ideas from these magical designs for your own tree. The same Sugar Plum LED holiday lighting used for the National Christmas Tree can be found at most major retailers.
- Plan ahead. When considering the amount of lights needed for your own Christmas tree, plan on using an average of 100-150 lights per vertical foot of the tree.
- Mix lighting styles. To make holiday lighting stand out, pair strings of different sized lights together to add depth to décor. On the tree, set a base of white lights at the bottom and continue upward, adding strands of large bulbs and novelty lights for color and variety.