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Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives in D.C.



    RAW VIDEO: Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives

    An 88-foot-tall white spruce arrived in D.C. from Minnesota on Friday. As you can imagine, getting the tree in place is a big job. (Published Friday, Nov. 21, 2014)

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Capitol Hill.

    The Capitol Christmas Tree has arrived in D.C., all the way from Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest.

    Minnesota children and others are making thousands of ornaments to be hung on the White Spruce, which arrived at the Capitol around 11 a.m. Friday.

    Speaker of the House John Boehner will light the tree on the Capitol's West Front Dawn at 5 p.m. on Dec. 2. After that, the Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit from dusk until 11 p.m. every day through Jan. 1.