This year’s Christmas tree — a three-ton, six-story-tall Engelmann spruce — updated followers from @TrackTheTree along its route to Washington from Wyoming, where it was felled Nov. 6.
The tree arrived on the Capitol grounds on Monday, according to a tweet from Sen. John BarrassoJohn BarrassoBig Pharma must address high drug prices A guide to the committees: Senate Making transportation public-private partnerships available in rural America MORE (R-Wyo.).
According to its blog and Facebook page, this year’s spruce will now be “lowered into a 5-foot deep hole, strung with lights, and decorated with thousands of handcrafted ornaments made by Wyomingites.” The lighting ceremony, conducted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), is scheduled for Dec. 7, and after that its lights will be turned off every night at 11.
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