The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is scheduled to arrive in Washington Monday morning.


The 65-foot- Engelmann spruce was scheduled to make stops in more than two dozen communities during its trip from the White River National Forest in Colorado, according to the Architect of the Capitol’s office.

Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerDems face hard choice for State of the Union response Even some conservatives seem open to return to earmarks Overnight Finance: Trump, lawmakers take key step to immigration deal | Trump urges Congress to bring back earmarks | Tax law poised to create windfall for states | Trump to attend Davos | Dimon walks back bitcoin criticism MORE (R-Ohio) will light the tree during a ceremony on the Capitol’s West Front lawn at 5 p.m. on December 4.

“The arrival and lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree, sure to include visitors from the world over, will help kick off our celebration of the season of peace and joy,” BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerDems face hard choice for State of the Union response Even some conservatives seem open to return to earmarks Overnight Finance: Trump, lawmakers take key step to immigration deal | Trump urges Congress to bring back earmarks | Tax law poised to create windfall for states | Trump to attend Davos | Dimon walks back bitcoin criticism MORE said in a statement.

The tree, which will be decorated with some 5,000 ornaments handcrafted by Coloradans, will be lit until 11 p.m. every evening through December 26.

The ornaments will reflect year’s theme, “Celebrating our Great Outdoors.”

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On Wednesday, first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaCriticism of Melania Trump shows a lot about the #MeToo movement Obama tells Letterman of showing off his 'dad moves' in front of Prince Smithsonian to unveil Obamas' portraits next month MORE will host military families for the first viewing of this year's White House holiday decorations.

The Blue Room Christmas tree, delivered on Saturday, features ornaments decorated by children living on U.S. military bases around the world.



The lighting of the National Christmas Tree is scheduled for December 6 on the Ellipse near the White House.