US Capitol Christmas Tree arrives in DC for 2021 holiday season
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree has arrived in D.C. for the 2021 holiday season.
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This year's tree is an 84-foot white fir from the Six Rivers National Forest in California. The tree, affectionately nicknamed "Sugar Bear," was cut down on October 23 and made many stops on its 4,000-mile journey to the nation's capital from the west coast.
The tree will be decorated with thousands of ornaments handcrafted by California communities.
Every year, a different national forest is selected to provide a tree to appear on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol building for the holiday season.
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held in December.