Georgetown to get a visit from the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will make a pit stop in Georgetown on Nov. 17.

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will make a pit stop in Georgetown on Nov. 17.

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will stop in Georgetown as it makes its way to Washington, D.C., from Carson National Forest in New Mexico, according to a news release.

The tree will be parked on Main Street between Seventh and Eighth streets from 4-5 p.m. on Nov. 17, the release said.

To celebrate, the city is hosting U.S. Capitol Tree Day in Georgetown on the Square from 2-5 p.m.

During the event, visitors will be able to meet Santa Claus and his two reindeer with his antique sleigh, participate in children’s crafts, and purchase U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree merchandise and Georgetown collectible ornaments, the release said.

The 60-foot tree will be making stops for community celebrations throughout its journey from New Mexico to the U.S. Capitol from Nov. 11-25. The journey will culminate with the official tree lighting on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building in early December, the release said.
By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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