Date(s) - Thursday November 14, 2019
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
US Forest Service Black Range District Office, 1804 N. Date Street, Truth or Consequences
Join Santa and New Mexico’s own Smokey Bear in welcoming the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to T or C on its way to Washington DC.
Kids activities, make your own ornaments, food drive, toy drive, bake sale, Christmas tree cutting permits and more.
The tradition of the Capitol Christmas Tree, or “The People’s Tree,” began in 1964 when Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John W. McCormack (D-MA) placed a live Christmas tree on the Capitol lawn. In 1970, the Capitol Architect asked the U.S. Forest Service to provide a Christmas tree. Since then, a different national forest has been chosen each year to provide “The People’s Tree.” The chosen national forest also works with state forests to provide smaller “companion” Christmas trees for offices in Washington, D.C.
The Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico will provide the 2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.