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.
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 www.uscapitolchristmastree.com and @uscapitolchristmastree on Facebook and Instagram.