SPOTTED: Rep. Luke Messer (R-Ind.), a dad of three, and his family posing for pics right after the Capitol Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Rep. John BoehnerJohn BoehnerLobbyists bounce back under Trump Business groups silent on Trump's Ex-Im nominee Chaffetz won't run for reelection MORE (R-Ohio) flipped the switch on the tree Tuesday night on the West Front of the Capitol. A group of child protesters from the Fair Immigration Reform Movement were heard chanting during the House Speaker’s remarks.

The tree hails from Washington state and is decked out in thousands of LED lights and nearly 5,000 handcrafted ornaments.

--Greg Nash contributed.