Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Watch the Capitol Christmas Tree lighting ceremony

Posted By on Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 4:21 PM

We’ve been watching the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree for the past month as it was cut from the Colville National Forest, stopped in Spokane and then continued across the country for its place of honor outside the Capitol building.

So it was exciting to see it today, all decked out with handmade ornaments and ready for its lighting ceremony. The bipartisan festivities began at 5 pm eastern time in Washington D.C., and the full video is now posted on C-SPAN. The lucky little guy who got to help flip the switch is Colville first-grader Giovanni Gayner.

But if you don’t feel like watching the full program, here’s the before-and-after. So pretty.


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