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“Pic of the Week”, December 21, 2018: The National Christmas Tree, Washington DC

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I felt lucky to have seen the National Christmas tree beautifully decorated and lite up during a visit to Washington DC.  The National Christmas Tree is situated in President’s Park, right across from the White House.  For almost a century a beautiful tree has been decorated and illuminated at this site and it has become part of the nation’s Christmas tradition.  

The tree contains over 75,000 individual LED bulbs (donated by GE).  It’s lite every day from dusk until about midnight.  The walkway surrounding the National Christmas tree features 56 smaller state and territory trees, each decorated with unique hand-made ornaments.  Musical groups from across the country provide entertainment.  And, like many things in DC, it’s completely free.

Merry Christmas to all!

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2 Responses to “Pic of the Week”, December 21, 2018: The National Christmas Tree, Washington DC

  1. Pam Petersen says:

    Merry Christmas Dr. Anders! I hope you and your family had a wonderful day and a very Happy & Ducky New Year!