Capitol Christmas Tree Now On Display
( Washington, DC ) - The 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree was turned on last night during a ceremony on the lawn of the Capitol. The 88 foot white spruce came from the Chippewa National Forest in northern Minnesota and it made 30 stops on its 2700 mile trip to Washington, D.C. Rochester was one of the stops.
Members of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe traveled by bus from Minnesota to Washington to attend the tree lighting and other events surrounding the ceremony.
They will be hosting a drum and dance ceremony in front of the tree later this week.
The forest where the tree came from is on their reservation.
The tree features 10,000 ornaments made by Minnesota children and it will be on display at the Capitol through January 1st.