Capitol Tree has arrived. instagr.am/p/Sf0wa6GN_N/— U.S. Capitol (@uscapitol) November 26, 2012
Capitol Christmas Tree nearly in place on West Front. instagr.am/p/Sf96hyGN0d/— U.S. Capitol (@uscapitol) November 26, 2012
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 Boehner (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.