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D.C. Decks Its Halls

December 4, 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like--Washington in holidays past. The arrival of the Capitol Christmas Tree marks the start of the town's holiday decoration season.

Workers begin the careful process of wrapping the 88-foot tall Engelmann spruce for protection during the 5,000-mile journey from Colville National Forest to the U.S. Capitol.(U.S. Forest Service/Flickr)

The Capitol Christmas Tree

November 29, 2013. The Obama women and dogs welcome the Official White House Christmas Tree to be on display in the Blue Room, is an 18.5-foot Douglas Fir from Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, Pennsylvania.(Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty Images)

The White House Christmas Tree

Christmas Trees arrive at the White House on Nov. 14th.(John Sonderman/Flickr)

The Unofficial White House Trees


The National Menorah arrived on Nov. 29th and can be seen in front of the Washington Monument.(Ted Eytan/Flickr)

The National Menorah

The Mall readies its tree for the National Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 6.(Ted Eytan/Flickr)

The National Christmas Tree

Starting Nov. 28th, the U.S. Botanic Garden's exhibit, "Season's Greenings," exhibit features replicas of DC's most famous buildings and monuments.(Flickr)

U.S. Botanic Garden's Season's Greenings


Lights will brighten the zoo's night scene until Jan. 1(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

"Zoolights" at the Smithsonian National Zoo

This year's Norwegian Christmas Tree features decorations inspired by Norwegian expressionist artist Edvard Munch's "The Scream."(Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

The Norwegian Christmas Tree at Union Station

John Boehner hosted and members of 'The President's Own' U.S. Marine Band performed at last night's ceremony.(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony


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