Capitol Architect live-tweets arrival of Capitol Christmas tree

A tree that large requires plenty of planning to secure it to the ground, and the official Twitter feed of the architect captured minute-by-minute as the tree arrived on a trailer and lifted into place.

The tree currently stands bare but will be decorated — using approximately 5,000 ornaments handmade by Coloradoans — by the Capitol ground crew.

The lighting ceremony takes place Dec. 4 and will feature House Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerRyan has little margin for error in Speaker vote Top Lobbyists 2016: Hired Guns The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-Ohio.). The tree will be lit from nightfall until 11 p.m. each evening through Dec. 26, according to the architect of the Capitol.