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Blog Posts Tagged 'Capitol Christmas Tree'

Northern Lights Twinkle on the West Front Lawn

Posted by Erin Courtney on December 02, 2015

First official photo of the 2015 Capitol Christmas Tree.
The mild and misty December air crackled with excitement as the Architect of the Capitol, members of Congress, congressional staff, Capitol Hill neighbors and tourists gathered on the West Front Lawn for the lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree.

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Selecting the 2015 Capitol Christmas Tree

Posted by Ted Bechtol on October 28, 2015

Chugach National Forest in Alaska
How do you pick a single tree from an area that stretches across all of south-central Alaska? AOC's Superintendent of the Capitol Grounds explores the Chugach National Forest for "the one."

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2014 Christmas Tree Selection

Posted by Ted Bechtol on October 29, 2014

Ted Bechtol, AOC Capitol Grounds Division
For two beautiful summer days in late July, I traveled around Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, Minnesota, to search for the perfect U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.

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Capitol Christmas Tree Lights up Washington

Posted by Lori Taylor on December 03, 2013

The Capitol Christmas Tree in 2013
The Capitol Christmas Tree has been a tradition at the U.S. Capitol since 1964. The tree will be lit from night fall until 11 p.m. each evening through January 1, 2014.

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Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives

Posted by Lori Taylor on November 25, 2013

The 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree arrived Monday, November 25, on the U.S. Capitol Grounds follow along here as the tree arrives and AOC staff put it into position on the West Front of the Capitol.
The 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree arrived Monday, November 25, on the U.S. Capitol Grounds follow along here as the tree arrives and AOC staff put it into position on the West Front of the Capitol.

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Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives

Posted by Lori Taylor on November 26, 2012

2012 Capitol Christmas Tree arrives at U.S. Capitol
The Capitol Christmas tree has just arrived at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol! This year's tree is a 65-foot Engelmann spruce that came all the way from Colorado.

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A Holiday Tradition: AOC Trims the Tree

Posted by Lori Taylor on November 17, 2011

The hanging of the Capitol Christmas Tree lights is the job of the Architect of the Capitol Capitol Grounds Division.
Preparing the Christmas tree is a true team effort for the Architect of the Capitol. Find out how we work around the clock from tree selection to arrival, decoration and lighting.

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