Capitol Christmas Tree to travel 3,000 mile trail east from Oregon to D.C. this November

The 3,000 mile journey comes as the nation marks the 175th anniversary of the Oregon Trail.

SWEET HOME, Ore. - Mark your calendar: The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree will begin its journey across the country on November 9, with stops in 25 communities along the way.

The 3,000 mile journey comes as the nation marks the 175th anniversary of the Oregon Trail.

The tree will be cut Friday, November 2, from the Sweet Home Ranger District of the Willamette National Forest.

The tree begins its journey a week later with a program at Sweet Home High School, followed by weekend stops in Albany, Springfield, McKenzie Bridge and Oakridge.

The Capital Christmas Tree will continue through Oregon, with stops in Bend, Salem, The Dalles and Baker City before blazing a trail east across the country.

The tree will be lit in early December on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

This is the first Capitol Christmas Tree ever selected from the Willamette National Forest and only the second tree from Oregon.

SCHEDULE

Friday, Nov. 9: Sweet Home High School, 1641 Long St, Sweet Home, OR 97386 (12:00 p.m. Street Fair, 6:00 p.m. Parade and 7:30 p.m. Program)

Saturday, Nov. 10: Linn County Circuit Court, 300 SW Fourth Avenue, Albany, OR 97321 (9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.)

Saturday, Nov. 10: Cabela’s, 2800 Gateway Street, Springfield, OR 97477 (4:00 – 5:30 p.m.)

Sunday, Nov. 11: McKenzie River Ranger Station, 57600 McKenzie Highway 126, McKenzie Bridge, OR 97413 (10:30 – 11:30 a.m.)

Sunday, Nov. 11: 48257 E. 1st, Oakridge, OR 97463 (2:30 – 4:30 p.m.)

Monday, Nov. 12: 450 SW Powerhouse Dr., Ste 422, Bend, OR 97702 (11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.)

Monday, Nov. 12: 160 Detroit Ave, Detroit, OR 97342 (5:00 – 7:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, Nov. 13: Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301 (10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, Nov. 13: Oregon City, OR

Wednesday, Nov. 14: The Dalles City Hall, 313 Court Street, The Dalles, Oregon 97058 (9:00 –10:00 a.m.)

Wednesday, Nov. 14: Baker City, OR

Friday, Nov. 16: City Hall, 911 North 7th Avenue, Pocatello, ID 83201 (9:00 – 10:00 a.m.)

Saturday, Nov. 17: Ft. Bridger State Historic Site, 37001 Isthmus Loop I-80 Fort Bridger, WY 82933 (9:00-10:00 a.m.)

Sunday, Nov. 18: 975 Snowy Range Road, Laramie, WY 82070 (9:00 – 10:00 a.m.)

Sunday, Nov. 18: Scottsbluff, NE including parade route from 23rd St. to 17th Street on Broadway and ceremony on the 1700 block of Broadway (6:00-7:00 p.m.)

Monday, Nov. 19: Otoe County Courthouse, 110 South 11th, Nebraska City, NE 68410 (6:00 – 7:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, Nov. 20: Perry High School, 404 Lecompton Rd, Perry, KS 66073 (12:00 – 1:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, Nov. 20: MHC Kenworth, 1524 N. Corrington, Kansas City, MO 64120 (4:00 – 5:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, Nov. 21: Independence Uptown Market, 201 W. Truman Rd, Independence, MO 64050 (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)

Thursday, Nov. 22: 2018 Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade, 7th Street and Market Street, St. Louis, MO (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Friday, Nov. 23: The Harrison Pavilion, 101 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, OH 45030 (2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

Sunday, Nov. 25: Andrews Air Force Base, 1500 Perimeter Rd. Joint Base Andrews, MD (11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.)

The stops and locations are subject to change. You can visit the Capitol Christmas Tree website for updates


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