Rodney Atkins will perform at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Dec. 1 on the Ellipse at President's Park in Washington, D.C. OneRepublic and Marsha Ambrosius will also sing at the event which will be hosted by Carson Daly. Kermit the Frog will also make a special appearance. The lighting ceremony may be viewed live at thenationaltree.org beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET. Originated by President Calvin Coolidge in 1923, the ceremony is presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation.