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A Big Tree from Big Sky Country

December 08, 2017

This year's Capitol Christmas Tree comes all the way from the Kootenai National Forest in Montana. Standing at 79-feet tall, with a 5-foot, handmade, copper star atop, the tree that once stood tall in Big Sky Country now lights the night on the West Front of the United States Capitol. Scroll on for photos from this week's lighting ceremony. Read More

Speaker Ryan, 11-Year-Old Montanan Light 2017 Capitol Christmas Tree

December 06, 2017

WASHINGTON—Tonight, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) participated in the 2017 Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the West Front Lawn, where he was joined by 11-year-old Montanan Ridley Brandmayr, who helped flip the light switch for the holiday season. An annual tradition, this year’s tree hails from the Kootenai National Forest in Montana and will be lit from nightfall until 11 p.m. Read More

5 Photos to Put You in the Christmas Spirit

December 20, 2016

A little—OK, a lot of—rain didn't stop Speaker Ryan and hundreds of others from around the country from kicking off the Christmas season last week. From the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, the 2016 Capitol Christmas Tree lit up the sky, where it will continue to do so every evening through Christmas night. Read More

The 2016 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Is Lit

December 06, 2016

Merry Christmas, everybody. Read More

7 Reasons We're Excited About The Capitol Christmas Tree

December 05, 2016

This year's Capitol Christmas Tree is ready to be lit, and we for one are excited about it. (Heck, I started writing this post three months ago.) Rain or shine, the tree lighting ceremony gets underway tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. ET, and it will air on speaker.gov/live. The tree Read More

A December to Remember (in Photos)

December 30, 2015

Passing bipartisan education reform, meeting with the Israeli president, and facing a dozen different other tests...It was just his second full month in the job, but December was a busy one for the new Speaker of the House. These photos offer a behind-the-scenes look at the smaller, day-to-day moments in the life of Speaker Paul Ryan. Read More

'Tis the Season

December 04, 2015

'Tis the season of giving here in our nation's capital, and before this week's Capitol Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, Speaker Ryan spent time giving back to the people who deserve it most. Read More

PHOTOS: Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting

December 04, 2013

The annual lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree is always a special occasion, made all the more special this year because of the participation of Giovanni Gaynor, a first-grader from Colville, WA. Read More

It’s Beginning to Look A Little Like…

November 19, 2013

We’ve been awaiting its arrival since August, but it’s almost time for the Capitol Christmas Tree to conclude its cross-country trek from Washington State to the nation’s capital. Read More