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Date(s) - 11/03/2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mother Lode Fairgrounds


The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree’s route from the Six Rivers National Forest to Washington D.C. includes a stop in Sonora!


Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora

More information about local festivities to come.

Full Forest Service News Release:

Media Contact: Betsy Totten –
Phone: (707) 572-7352

Announcing the 2021 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Route

The “People’s Tree” will make a cross-country journey from the North Coast to Washington, D.C.

Eureka, California, September 16, 2021 – Each year, a different national forest provides a tree to light up the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building for the holiday season. The Six Rivers National Forest in partnership with nonprofit partner Choose Outdoors will bring this special gift from the North Coast to Washington, D.C. for the 2021 holiday season with a series of special events in communities along the way.

Festivities will be hosted by local communities at parks and plazas, schools, memorials and monuments, stadiums, main streets, and even a parade. Well-wishers will have a chance to sign the banners on the sides of the truck, learn more about the Six Rivers National Forest, purchase U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree merchandise, and more.

Beginning Oct.29, the tree’s journey can be tracked in real-time online at hosted by Spireon, Inc.

Festivities are free and open to the public for all to enjoy.

Tour Event Dates*

Friday, Oct. 29

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Del Norte Visitor Center (1001 Front Street, Crescent City, CA 95531)

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Eureka Waterfront (Madaket Square Boardwalk, D Street, Eureka, CA 95501)

Saturday, Oct. 30

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Willow Creek Mainstreet (CA Hwy-299, Willow Creek, CA 95573)

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Fortuna River Lodge (1800 Riverwalk Drive, Fortuna, CA 955340)

Sunday, Oct. 31  

12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Pear Tree Shopping Center (504 East Perkins St, Ukiah, CA, 95540)

Monday, Nov. 1

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Golden Gate National Recreation Area (435 Murray Circle, Sausalito, CA 94965)

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Vallejo Waterfront Ferry Stop (289 Mare Island Way, Vallejo, CA 94590)

Tuesday, Nov. 2

3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Dixon May Fair (655 South 1st Street, Dixon, CA 95620)

Wednesday, Nov. 3

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. California State Capitol (1010 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814)

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Mother Lode Fairgrounds (220 Southgate Rd, Sonora, CA 95370)

Thursday, Nov. 4

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Downtown Mariposa (Hwy 140 between 9th and 10th Street Mariposa, CA 95338)

Saturday, Nov. 6

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Rose Bowl Stadium (1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103)

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Redlands West Pearl Avenue (between Eureka and Orange Streets, Redlands, CA 92374)

Monday, Nov. 8

3:30 p.m. Holbrook Parade (escort through Holbrook, AZ 86025)

Tuesday, Nov. 9

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Petrified Forest National Park (1 Park Road, Phoenix, AZ 86028)

Thursday, Nov. 11

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. New Mexico Veteran’s Memorial (1100 Louisiana Blvd, SE #5009 Albuquerque, NM 87108)

Saturday, Nov. 13

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Downtown Fayetteville (Northwest Avenue & West Dickson Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701)

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters (1935 S Campbell Ave., Springfield, MO 65807

Tuesday, Nov. 16

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Williamsport Town Hall 2 N, Conococheague St. Williamsport, MD 21795

Friday, Nov. 19

Delivery to West Lawn, U.S. Capitol Building

*Subject to change. Monitor website at for the latest updates.

Safety of tour staff, event attendees, and the tree are the top priority. Face coverings are required for all events and social distancing will be maintained. Along the way, we ask the public to be aware of the large truck’s huge blind spots, wide turns, and longer stopping distances on our roads so we can all arrive safely to our destinations.
Follow along online at and @uscapitolchristmastree on Facebook and Instagram.