Photo: James Edward Mills, courtesy Trucking Moves America
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will stop in Fayetteville this weekend as part of its 3,300-mile cross-country journey from the Six Rivers National Forest in California to Washington, D.C.
The tree will be at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13.
Each year, the U.S. Forest Service provides a tree from one of its 154 national forests to be displayed on the U.S. Capitol lawn during the holiday season, and one trucking company is selected to deliver the tree. System Transport of Spokane, Wash. was selected for this year’s delivery.
The 84-foot-tall white fir will have made 14 stops by the time it reaches Fayetteville and will only visit two more cities before arriving in Washington, D.C.
Festivities during the tree’s visit to Fayetteville will include remarks by public officials, ornament decorating, free hot cocoa, and more. Activities are free and open to the public.