GEORGETOWN, Texas — Christmas came early in Georgetown, Texas, this weekend.

The United States Capitol Christmas Tree stopped in Georgetown on Sunday, Nov. 17, to be greeted by a huge crowd. In fact, it was one of the biggest crowds to greet the tree ever, according to the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Facebook page. Almost 2,000 people showed up to take part in the festivities.

Visitors were able to meet Santa Claus and two of his reindeer with his antique sleigh. Children could participate in crafts, and residents were able to buy U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree merchandise and Georgetown collectible ornaments.

The tree is on its way to Washington, D.C., where it will be this year's Christmas tree. 

PHOTOS: U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree stops in Georgetown, Texas

It was cut down at the Carson National Forest. On its way to the Capitol, the tree was scheduled to tour in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia.

In Texas, the tree was scheduled to stop in San Antonio, Georgetown and Lufkin.

WATCH: Georgetown lights up with annual Christmas Tree lighting

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