NEWPORT, Wash. -- The Capitol Christmas Tree was cut down from the Colville National Forest and it made a visit to the City of Newport.
Hundreds of people gathered in the downtown area for the arrival of the six-story high Capitol Christmas tree.
“It’s an awesome opportunity for Pend Oreille County and the City of Newport to have this tree come here,” said Newport Mayor Shirley Sands.
The Engelmann Spruce will travel 4,000 miles to Washington D.C. The tree will stop at a couple dozen cities along the way.
From Newport it was wrapped and packaged in protective material for its cross country journey. Thousands of LED lights await the tree in Washington D.C.
It will arrive in D.C. just a few days before Thanksgiving.