U.S. Capitol Christmas tree arrives

U.S. Capitol Christmas tree arrives

Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The 2012 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree arrives at Capitol Hill November 26, 2012 in Washington, DC. The year's tree is a 65-foot Engelmann spruce from the Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest in Colorado.

Print
Email
|

by Associated Press

GETTY IMAGES

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 27 at 2:59 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Capitol's Christmas tree has arrived.

The 65-foot tree comes from the White River National Forest in Colorado. It will be decorated with approximately 5,000 ornaments and will be lit by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, during a ceremony on Dec. 4.

First lady Michele Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia last week greeted the arrival of the Christmas tree that will be displayed in the Blue Room of the White House. The 19-foot tree arrived Friday by horse-drawn carriage.

 

Print
Email
|