Capitol Christmas Tree

Snow fell on Washington during the lighting ceremony for this year's Capitol Christmas Tree. The 55-foot Balsam fir was harvested from the Green Mountain National Forest. It stands on the Capitol's sloping west lawn overlooking the National Mall. The Mount Anthony Union High School Chamber Singers from Bennington performed before Bradley Young, a 6th grade student from Randolph Elementary, joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in flipping a switch to light the tree.

To view the tree live, click on the Treecam here.

To view pictures of the tree, click here.

To watch excerpts of the ceremony, click here.