The lights on the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree were lit during a ceremony held on Wednesday, December 6, at 5 p.m. on the West Front Lawn of the Capitol.
This year’s tree is from the Olympic National Forest located in Washington State. The tree was felled in early November and the 65-foot Pacific Silver Fir was placed on a trailer to begin its trek to Washington, D.C. It arrived at the Capitol on November 27.
A tradition at the U.S. Capitol since 1964, the tree will be lit from dusk until 11 p.m. each evening through January 1, 2007.
Click photo to view my 2006 Holiday Tree at the US Capitol photoset.