‘Capitol Christmas 11′
courtesy of ‘afagen’
Didn’t luck out in the White House Christmas Tree Lighting lottery? You aren’t completely out of luck, because tonight is the official lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree. You’ve still got a big ol’ tree, a lot of lights and a pretty nice government building in the background. The ceremony will begin at 5pm on the West Front of the Capitol with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi throwing the switch, and will include performances by the U.S. Navy Band Ceremonial Brass.
This year’s tree comes from the Briger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming, with 5,000 ornaments were made by Wyoming schoolchildren to reflect the theme “Wyoming-Forever West.” The tree will be lit every evening at dusk from now until January 1st.