Even if you haven’t trimmed your own Christmas tree, you can be part of a national tradition as the Capitol Christmas Tree — The People’s Tree — makes its way from Washington State to Washington, D.C.
The plexiglass-covered trailer carrying the 88-foot Englemann spruce will roll into the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds for a commemorative ceremony on Nov. 12 from 5-7 p.m.
“The celebration of the tree coming to Spanish Fork is an exciting event for our citizens,” said Steven Money, Spanish Fork events coordinator. “Events like this cultivate great community relationships.”
The Capitol Christmas Tree is stopping in various cities across the country, but will eventually be lit in early December in Washington, D.C.
On the Capitol Christmas Tree website it says, “The tree grew on the Newport District in Pend Oreille County. It was wrapped over a period of three days for its journey and will spend several weeks on the road visiting communities across the country before arriving at the U.S. Capital in time for Thanksgiving.”
For up-to-date coverage of the tree’s journey and a complete history of the tradition, visit CapitolChristmasTree.com.