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2022 United States Capitol Christmas Tree Tour from North Carolina to Washington, DC November 5-18

ASHEVILLE, NC (LOOTPRESS) — North Carolina National Forests and nonprofit partner Choose Outdoors, along with presenting sponsor 84 Lumber, have announced dates for the 2022 Capitol Christmas Tree Tour. the United States. The tree’s journey from the Pisgah National Forest to the West Lawn of the United States Capitol Building will begin on Saturday, November 5 and, over the course of two weeks, will make 14 stops in local communities, from the mountains to the sea. across North Carolina. , plus two stops in Virginia.

Local communities will welcome the 78-foot-tall red spruce in parks, plazas, schools, memorials, main streets, and more. Supporters will have the chance to sign the banners on the sides of the truck, learn more about their national forests, purchase products for the US Capitol Christmas tree, and more. Beginning of November. 5, the tree’s journey can be tracked online in real time at capitoltreetracker.com, hosted by Spireon, Inc. The festivities are free and open to the public for all to enjoy. The calendar of events includes:


Saturday November 5
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Western North Carolina Agricultural Center (9237, 761 Boylston Hwy, Fletcher, NC 28732)

Sunday November 6
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Cherokee County Courthouse (75 Peachtree St, Murphy, NC 28906)
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Event Site Oconaluftee Island Park (181 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, NC 28719)

Monday, November 7
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Pisgah Forest Ranger Station & Visitor Center (1600 Pisgah Hwy, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768)
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Marion Main Street (between Court Street and Fort Street, Marion, NC 28752)

Tuesday, November 8
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Avery County Cooperative Extension Center (661 Vale Rd, Newland, NC 28657)
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Watauga High School (300 GB Pioneers Dr, Boone, NC 28607)
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Downtown Newton (33 East A Street, Newton, NC 28658)

Wednesday, November 9
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Veterans Memorial Park (691 W. Lebanon St. Mount Airy, NC 27030)
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Troy City Hall (315 N Main St, Troy, NC 27371)

Thursday, November 10
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. North Carolina Zoo (4401 Zoo Pkwy, Asheboro, NC 27205)

Friday November 11
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. North Carolina Veterans Home (2150 Hull Rd, Kinston, NC 28504)

Saturday November 12
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Union Point Park (210 E Front St, New Bern, NC 28560)

Sunday November 13
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fort Raleigh National Historic Site (1500 Fort Raleigh Road, Manteo, NC 27954)

Monday November 14
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Suffolk Visitor Center (524 North Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434)

Wednesday, November 16
84 Lumber, North Chesterfield, VA (Details to come)

Thursday, November 17
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Joint Base Andrews (Base only)

Friday November 18
Delivery to West Lawn, US Capitol Building

*Subject to change. Monitor the website at www.uscapitolchristmastree.com/calendar for updates.

The tree’s journey is made possible by the generous support of Presenting Sponsor 84 Lumber, as well as Kenworth Truck Company, Hardy Brothers Trucking, Hale Trailer, Spireon, Inc., North Carolina Forest Service, North Carolina Department of Agriculture, Dover Crane , Verizon, Western North Carolina Agriculture Center, Society of American Foresters, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Truckload Carriers Association, AHF Products, Bruce ®, Armstrong ® and Robbins ® Flooring, Pilot Flying J, FIND Outdoors, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bartlett Tree Company, National Forest Foundation, LexisNexis VitalChek Network, Inc., Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Cultivated Cocktails and Vesmir.

The top priority is the safety of tour staff, event attendees, and the tree; local public health guidelines will be followed. We ask the public to be aware of large truck blind spots, wide turns and longer stopping distances on our roads so that we can all arrive safely.

Follow online at www.uscapitolchristmastree.com and @uscapitolchristmastree on Facebook and Instagram.