U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting

Start: December 6, 2017 5:00 pm
End: December 6, 2017 5:00 pm
Nov 30, 2017

For any Minnesotans in Washington, D.C. this December, the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be taking place on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at 5:00 PM on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. 

This tradition dates back to 1964 with the decorating of the first Christmas tree on the West Front Lawn. The U.S. Forest Service has selected the trees since 1970. This year's tree is an Engelmann spruce from Kootenai National Forest in Montana. 

The tree will be lit from dusk until 11:00 PM each evening through January 1, 2018. 

  
The U.S. Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 2016