The Capitol Christmas Tree

Yesterday afternoon, we found ourselves at the other {less-famous} Christmas tree within the National Mall area. While the National Christmas Tree is located in President’s Park,  just south of the White House fence, the Capitol Christmas Tree is right on the west front lawn at the US Capitol Building. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for early December – low 40’s and sunny.


We prefer spending time on the National Mall during winter months because the tourists all come out to play in the warmer months. We’ll happily wear our tour guide hats when we have weekend guests during the summer, but when it comes to just spending a morning or an afternoon in a museum or at a monument, we much rather do so when there is a chill in the air.




The Capitol Dome is currently under renovation. The exterior of this 60 million dollar project is slated to be finished Winter 2015 so until then, no picture-perfect images of the iconic topper.


After running around for awhile, we took the kids to the United States Botanical Garden to check out the model train display and experience a variety of climates. We couldn’t have asked for a better Sunday afternoon – it’s days like this that I will miss terribly when it is time for us to say goodbye to the Washington DC area.



4 thoughts on “The Capitol Christmas Tree

  1. I’m so jealous of where you live!! One year my family went to Williamsburg over New Years and we went into DC for the day. We saw the Christmas display at the national arboretum and it was gorgeous! I’d love to go back.

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