Photos: US Capitol Christmas tree arrives in DC

WASHINGTON — The Nation’s Capitol is getting in the Christmas spirit.

The US Capitol Christmas tree arrived to the Capitol grounds Monday all the way from Montana — a 3,000 mile journey.

The tree is a 79-foot Englemann Spruce and will be placed on the West Front Lawn.

The tree lighting ceremony is slated for Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. and is open to the public.

 The tree came all the way from Montana, a 3,000 mile journey. (Courtesy U.S. Capitol Twitter) 
The US Capitol Christmas tree arrived on Capitol grounds Monday. (Courtesy U.S. Capitol Twitter)

The tree came all the way from Montana, a 3,000 mile journey.

The tree, an Englemann Spruce, is 79 feet tall.

The tree will be placed on the West Front Lawn.

The tree lighting ceremony is slated for Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. and is open to the public.

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 The tree came all the way from Montana, a 3,000 mile journey. (Courtesy U.S. Capitol Twitter) 

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