By Lizzy Buczak

President Barack Obama hosted his very last National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House yesterday and it was a star studded event.

Eva Longoria hosted the event which featured performances by  Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, The Lumineers, Kelly Clarkson, Marc Anthony, James Taylor, and Yolanda Adam.

However it was fellow Chicagoan Chance the Rapper who stole the show with his performance of “Sunday Candy.”

A band and choir joined him as the First Family was seen bopping along to the music.

Obama is quite a Chance The Rapper fan and good friends with Chance’s father Ken Williams-Bennet, who is prominent political figure in Chicago.


Obama joined the celebs and Santa in a rendition of “Jingle Bells.”


The crowd realized that with president-elect Donald Trump taking the office, this might be the last year such a festive event happens at the White House. They even chanted “Four more years” and “Thanks Obama.”

Michelle Obama read Twas the Night Before Christmas with Olympian Simone Manuel.


And they lit the tree, obviously:

Merry Christmas to all and to all, a goodnight. Those words have never been harder to hear than now, when Obama’s reign is ending.



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