Behind the Scenes: Time-Lapse Video of U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Setup & Lighting

While many Americans will travel to Washington this month and see the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, few ever see how the tree is actually set up and lit. This brief time lapse video shows the 2011 tree from its arrival at the Capitol to the moment Speaker Boehner flipped the switch to turn on the lights:

You can find several more photos from the Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Speaker’s Flickr page here.