2013 Capitol Christmas Tree
The 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree arrived in Washington on November 25, 2013.
From Colville National Forest in Washington state to the U.S. Capitol’s West Front Lawn in Washington, DC, an 88-foot tall Engelman spruce covered more than 5000 miles on its journey to stand as the 2013 National Christmas Tree.
The tree, which was harvested on November 1, stopped in 22 communities on its way to the nation’s capital. It will be decorated with thousands of handcrafted ornaments from The Evergreen State that reflect this year’s theme, “Sharing Washington’s Good Nature.”
House Speaker John Boehner lit the tree during a ceremony on December 3, 2013. It will shine between nightfall and 11:00 p.m. through January 1, 2014.