The US Capitol Christmas Tree

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The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) selects the annual US Capitol Christmas Tree in consultation with the United States Forest Service. Every year (for 52 years!), a different national forest has provided the US Capitol Christmas Tree, which decorates the west lawn of the US Capitol building for the holiday season.

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This year’s tree is a 78-foot-tall red spruce selected in the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. Nicknamed “Ruby,” it’s decorated with thousands of handcrafted ornaments from the people of North Carolina. Guests are invited to visit it on the West Front Lawn; the tree will be lit from nightfall until 11 pm through January 1, 2023.


Until Jan 1, 2023

US Capitol (West Front Lawn) • Wash, DC (Map)

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