SHOW: 96th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting

DATE: December 2

TIME: 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT

NETWORKS: Ovation and Reelz
NASHVILLE, TENN. (November 29, 2018) — MULTI-PLATINUM, 2X Grammy nominees THOMPSON SQUARE will ring in the Christmas season this weekend, on hand at the 96th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington, D.C., to perform a classic medley of “Winter Wonderland” and “Let It Snow.” Hosted by Antonio Sabàto Jr., the ceremony will air on Ovation and Reelz at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on Sunday, December 2. 

Co-presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, the annual ceremony is a cherished American tradition which began in 1923 and takes place on the Ellipse in President’s Park. This year’s event will feature a diverse group of entertainers performing fun renditions of favorite holiday tunes from the 1920s through today, plus the official lighting of the National Christmas Tree – a living Colorado blue spruce from Virginia, which can be seen year round in the park.

Rejoicing in the holiday spirit, Thompson Square will perform alongside Abby Anderson, Anthony Kearns, Dominican Sisters of Mary a.k.a. “Caroling Angels,” Gabby Barrett, John Driskell Hopkins and Joe Gransden, LOCASH, Matthew West, Paul Cardall, Spensha Baker and the United States Army Band “Pershing's Own.”

For more information about the 96th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting, visit thenationaltree.organd follow @TheNationalTree on Twitter and Instagram.

Earlier this holiday season, Keifer and Shawna Thompson released their first children’s book, the precious and colorful TIME TO GET DRESSED. Illustrated by Ana Patankar, it features a sing-able storyline and was pulled straight from the hitmaking family’s real life, inspired by a song Keifer would sing to the duo’s young son as they got ready for their day.

TIME TO GET DRESSED is out now on the duo’s official website. Plus, the book’s “Time To Get Dressed” theme song is also available via www.thompsonsquare.com and all digital retailers.

Thompson Square will continue thrilling audiences on the road from Tennessee to Nevada through December 31, delivering hits such as the 2X-PLATINUM #1 smash “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” the GOLD-certified follow-up, “If I Didn’t Have You,” and new songs from their latest album, MASTERPIECE. Including 11 tracks inspired by their own fairytale romance, the couple continues to perfect their acclaimed vocal blend while exploring sounds like soulful R&B, laid-back reggae and thundering hard rock. 

For more information about Thompson Square, please visit www.thompsonsquare.com. Reach out to them on FacebookTwitterInstagram and SnapChat.

Thompson Square is an internationally renowned Country duo created by the husband-and-wife team of Keifer and Shawna Thompson. Since breaking out in 2010 with the 2X-PLATINUM #1 smash “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” the duo have gone on to score two Top 5 albums and romantic #1 hits in the U.S. and Australia (GOLD-certified “If I Didn’t Have You” and “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About”), while also racking up multiple GRAMMY nominations and three trophies as Vocal Duo of the Year from the ACM and CMA Awards. Beloved by modern Country fans, they have earned five Top 20 hits in total, with streaming numbers surpassing 600 million and a social media following of nearly 2 million. Thompson Square have been featured on mainstream TV franchises including TODAYFox & FriendsThe Tonight ShowJimmy Kimmel Live!Conan and CBS This Morning, and have also earned critical praise from Rolling StonePeopleGlamourElleUSA Today and much more. After welcoming the birth of their first child in 2016, Thompson Square have released their third studio album, MASTERPIECE, which was produced by the duo with GRAMMY winner Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift), perennial hitmaker Dann Huff (Keith Urban) and Ilya Toshinskiy.