Large Christmas Tress Delivered to Two D.C. Landmarks

Christmas is fast approaching and people everywhere are getting into the holiday spirit, including at the White House.

Monday was the arrival of the White House's official Christmas tree.

The Douglas fir tree stands at over 18 feet tall, and will be set up and decorated in the White House's blue room.

The tree arrived to the White House in a horse drawn wagon and was greeted by First Lady Laura Bush.

"We're so excited to once again start all the decorations. The decorators are here from all around the country to decorate the White House, and I think we'll reveal the decorations to all of you this Thursday,” explains the First Lady.

The big tree was grown in Pennsylvania.

The White House was not the only D.C. landmark to get a tall Christmas tree delivered Monday; a 60 foot tree arrived at the U.S. Capitol.

The Pacific Silver fir traveled from the Olympic National Forest in Washington state to its new home Monday.

More than 3,000 hand-made ornaments from children across Washington state will decorate the tree, in addition to approximately 10,000 lights.

The tree will be lit on Wednesday, December sixth and will be on display every night through New Year’s Day.

Now, if you would like to find a Christmas tree farm where you live or how to care for a real tree, you can visit realchristmas trees.org.


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