Christmas tree arrives at US Capitol - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Christmas tree arrives at US Capitol

Courtesy: Getty Images Courtesy: Getty Images

WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- The U.S. Capitol's Christmas tree arrived in Washington D.C. on Monday.

The 65-foot tree, from the White River National Forest in Colorado, will be decorated with approximately 5,000 ornaments. It will be lit by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, during a ceremony on December 4.

First lady Michele Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia last week greeted the arrival of the Christmas tree that will be displayed in the Blue Room of the White House. The 19-foot tree arrived Friday by horse-drawn carriage.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WQOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's pubic inspection file should contact News Director Dan Schillinger at 715-852-5920. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at