It’s not every day that the Capitol Christmas tree passes through your hometown but that’s exactly what happened in Weiser just a few weeks ago! This year’s Christmas tree made its way from Payette National Forest to tour several cities and states on its way to Washington D.C. The tour officially kicked off in early November and Weiser was one of the first stops!
The Christmas tree tour marks the 50th year of the nation-renowned tradition. Each year, the tree ends its journey on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol. The tree was officially cut on November 2nd and prepared accordingly for the 2,000-mile trip.
This year’s tree is an 80-foot Engelmann Spruce. It’s the second Capitol Christmas tree to come from the state of Idaho. The tree’s first stop was in McCall Idaho and went on to visit more than 20 other locations. Weiser, Idaho was the sixth stop on the tree’s journey.
As Thanksgiving nears, the tree’s travels are nearly complete. The only stop left is Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. After that, the tree lighting will take place in early December.
Here at Hometown Motors, we’re glad our home city of Weiser was able to host such a magnificent tree!