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Petrified Forest National Park to Host the 2021 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on November 9th

The US Capitol Christmas Tree begins its journey to Washington D.C.
The US Capitol Christmas Tree begins its journey to Washington D.C.

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News Release Date: October 27, 2021

Contact: Sarah Hervé, 928-524-6228 x245

Petrified Forest, AZ- Petrified Forest National Park to Host the 2021 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on November 9th. 

Each year, a different national forest provides a tree to light up the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building for the holiday season. The “People’s Tree” will make the cross-country journey from the Six Rivers National Forest in California to Washington, D.C. The tree and its team will make stops and hold special events in various locations along the way. Petrified Forest National Park is excited to be one of those stops. The Petrified Forest event will take place November 9th, between 9am and 12pm in the Painted Desert Visitor Center parking lot, exit 311 off I-40. 

Park visitors will be able to see a portion of the decorated tree, have a chance to sign the banners on the sides of the truck, learn more about the Six Rivers National Forest and receive ornament making kits. Festivities are free and open to the public for all to enjoy. The tree’s journey can be tracked in real time online at capitoltreetracker.com 



Last updated: February 23, 2022

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Petrified Forest , AZ 86028-2217

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