The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree's route from the Six Rivers National Forest to Washington D.C. includes a stop in Sonora!
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora
More information about local festivities to come. Check back for updates.
Forest Service News Release
Media Contact: Betsy Totten – Betsy.Totten@usda.gov
Phone: (707) 572-7352
Announcing the 2021 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Route
The “People’s Tree” will make cross-country journey from the North Coast to Washington, D.C.
Eureka, California, September 16, 2021 – 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 Six Rivers National Forest in partnership with nonprofit partner Choose Outdoors will bring this special gift from the North Coast to Washington, D.C. for the 2021 holiday season with a series of special events in communities along the way.
Festivities will be hosted by local communities at parks and plazas, schools, memorials and monuments, stadiums, main streets and even a parade. Well-wishers will have a chance to sign the banners on the sides of the truck, learn more about the Six Rivers National Forest, purchase U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree merchandise and more.
Beginning Oct.29, the tree’s journey can be tracked in real time online at www.capitoltreetracker.com hosted by Spireon, Inc.
Festivities are free and open to the public for all to enjoy.
Click to view The 2021 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Route