The Bridger-Teton National Forest, at the request of Senator John Barrasso, is leading the State of Wyoming in the delivery of the Capitol Christmas Tree for 2010.
The Capitol Christmas Tree will grace the west front lawn of the U.S. Capitol in December, 2010. The search is currently on in the Bridger-Teton National Forest of western Wyoming for the perfect 65-foot tree. Once the Superintendent of the Capitol Grounds selects the tree in July, it will be cut, loaded, covered and prepped for travel in November.
In mid-November, the tree will be toured across the state of Wyoming before heading east to the U.S. Capitol. In late November, the tree will be delivered to the U.S. Capitol, where it will be lowered into 5-foot deep hole, strung with lights, and decorated with thousands of handcrafted ornaments made by Wyomingites from across the State. In December, the Speaker of the House will light the tree and showcase Wyoming's historical, cultural and natural beauty.
Through the holiday season, the tree will be lit at dusk, where it will be enjoyed by people from across world. The theme of Wyoming's tree is "Wyoming- Forever West."
Tree Lighting Tradition and Drawing
It is tradition that one child from the tree's state light the Capitol Christmas Tree with the Speaker of the House. Students who submitted ornaments for the outside tree are invited to submit a drawing form along with their ornament.
Juried Art Exhibition
The Bridger-Teton National Forest will host a statewide, juried art exhibition to select an official artwork to represent the 2010 National Capitol Christmas Tree
Capitol Christmas Tree Merchandise
Purchase merchandise with the 2010 Capitol Christmas Tree logo. Mugs, bookbags, ornaments, shirts and more.
Children & The Tree
Christmas Tree Ornaments
Schoolchildren from all corners of Wyoming will submit ornaments reflecting the theme of Wyoming- Forever West.
Track the Tree
Where is The Capitol Christmas Tree right now? Click here to find out.