House Speaker Paul Ryan had the honors of flipping the switch that lit up the U.S. Capitol’s Christmas tree.
Festive lights are set to shine on the eastern end of the National Mall, with Thursday evening’s lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree. Watch a livestream of the 5 p.m. lighting here.
Watch a livestream as the 2018 Capitol Christmas tree is delivered at the West Lawn of the Capitol Building.
The US Capitol Christmas tree arrived to the Capitol grounds Monday all the way from Montana — a 3,000 mile journey.
The 2015 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is a 74 feet Lutz tree from Chugach National Forest in Alaska. It was lit for the season Dec. 2, 2015. See photos.
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