Capitol Christmas Tree arrives in D.C.

The 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree, harvested 40 miles east of Meeker in the White River National Forest, has arrived in Washington, D.C. The tree will be decorated with 5,000 ornaments handmade in Colorado, most created by schoolchildren. Speaker of the House John Boehner will turn on the tree’s lights  Dec. 4 at 5 p.m.

RBC I After being harvested in the White River National Forest on Nov. 2, the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree was celebrated in Meeker for two days, then wrapped and started its journey to Washington, D.C., Nov. 6. Colorado’s gift to the people of the United States has arrived at its destination, our nation’s capitol. The […]