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Capitol Christmas Tree from Monongahela National Forest Arrives in Washington

WASHINGTON – The U.S Capitol Christmas tree has arrived in Washington! The 60-foot Norway spruce completed its journey from the Monongahela National Forest in Randolph County this morning. It will now be decorated in preparation for the tree lighting ceremony on November 28 at 5 p.m.

Congressman Alex X. Mooney said of the tree’s arrival, “It is an honor that the 2023 Capitol Christmas tree is from beautiful Randolph County, West Virginia. I hope that West Virginians can join us in Washington for the lighting ceremony.”


More details on how to attend the Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony:

Gates will open to the public at 4 p.m. on November 28.

Parking near the U.S. Capitol is restricted, it is recommended that those attending the ceremony walk or use mass transit.

All attendees will enter along First Street at Garfield and Peace Circles.

Guests requiring accessibility services may contact the Office of Congressional Accessibility Services at 202.224.4048 for more information.