By CBSNewYork Team

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork) — For the first time, the 99th “National Christmas Tree Lighting” will air on CBS.

The taping took place in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.

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President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden were there to light the tree near the White House.

The event, hosted by hip-hop legend LL Cool J has a star-studded line-up.

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“It’s gonna be a lot of fun, a lot of holiday classics, lot of good music, just a good, warm time, and I think right now, the country needs that,” LL Cool J said.

Some of the stars include Billy Porter, Kristin Chenoweth and Patti LaBelle.

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You can watch the “National Christmas Tree Lighting” at 8:30 p.m. Sunday on CBS2.

CBSNewYork Team