- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - Miss Piggy of “The Muppets” will join other performers at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington next week.

The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation announced Tuesday that Miss Piggy will help kick off the holiday season at the lighting on Dec. 3 on the Ellipse near the White House. The tradition got its start in 1923 with President Calvin Coolidge.

Other performers set to appear include Fall Out Boy; Trombone Shorty; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Andra Day; Tori Kelly; Aloe Blacc; Kelsea Ballerini; and the Joyous String Quartet.

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