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 Monongahela National Forest, in partnership with nonprofit partner Choose Outdoors and presenting sponsor 84 Lumber, will bring the 2023 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from West Virginia to Washington, D.C., including a special appearance in Beckley, West Virginia.
The 63-foot-tall Norway Spruce will be harvested on the Monongahela National Forest in early November The journey will include a series of outdoor community celebrations before being delivered to the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 17, where it will be decorated with handmade ornaments specially created by West Virginians.
Festivities during the tree’s visit to Beckley, WV on Nov. 7, 2023, 11:00 am-1:00 pm will include Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce Welcome Tent, Salvation Army Winter Coat Drop off, Hot Chocolate Station by Tamarack Marketplace as well as a Holiday Activity Station. The event is free and open to the public, come out and take a selfie with the US Capitol Christmas Tree on its tour to the White House.