U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony!

Tonight was a big night at the U.S. Capitol!

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito and other West Virginia congressional delegation members hosted the annual lighting ceremony for the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree!

This year’s tree is extra special, as it was harvested from the Monongahela National Forest in Randolph County.

You may recall our Chief Meteorologist Chad Merrill at the event where they first harvested the tree.

The theme of this year’s lighting ceremony takes another page from the Mountain State’s book, being “Endlessly Wild and Wonderful” a play on West Virginia’s motto “Wild and wonderful West Virginia.”

The tree has been named wa’feem’tekwi by the Shawnee tribe. That translates to bright star, and bright this tree is!

The tree will shine on the U.S. Capitol’s west lawn every day from sundown to 11 pm until the new year.

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