Family Follows Tree from Oregon to Washington

December 6, 2018

Following the Dec. 6 lighting ceremony, the Capitol Christmas Tree, an 80-foot-tall, 8,300-pound noble fir, will be lit from dusk until 11 p.m. nightly during the holiday season.

Lighting the Capitol Christmas Tree (photos)

December 7, 2017

During a Dec. 6 ceremony on the Capitol’s West Front Lawn, the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree was lit by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) with the assistance of 11-year-old Ridley Brandmayr of Bozeman, Montana.