The Capitol Christmas Tree Will Stop in Downtown Vancouver

The 2013 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be stopping in downtown Vancouver on Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Residents are invited to come view the National Tree at Heritage Square at 8th and Washington Streets and help celebrate with a send-off of the second U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree ever selected from the Evergreen State. The event is sponsored by the Vancouver Rotary Foundation Festival of Trees in partnership with the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office. For more information contact Stacey Donovan at (360) 487-8630 or

Banners on the tree truck will be available for signing. Santa and his elves, Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl will be present. Music will include a performance by The Lucy Hammond Band. Non-perishable food donations for F.I.S.H. of Vancouver are requested from the public.

The tree, which is an 88' Engelmann spruce, is from the Colville National Forest in the northeast corner of the state. The 2013 theme, "Sharing Washington's Good Nature," highlights the natural resources, scenic beauty and residents in the state. "This is Washington's gift and people throughout the state are excited to help celebrate this honor," said U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Coordinator Jennifer Knutson.