SPOTTED: Rep. Luke MesserAllen (Luke) Lucas MesserK Street giants scoop up coveted ex-lawmakers Yoder, Messer land on K Street House GOP to force members to give up leadership positions if running for higher office MORE (R-Ind.), a dad of three, and his family posing for pics right after the Capitol Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Rep. John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerBoehner reveals portrait done by George W. Bush Meadows to be replaced by Biggs as Freedom Caucus leader Scaramucci compares Trump to Jonestown cult leader: 'It's like a hostage crisis inside the White House' 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.