Photos: Washington DC Tree Lighting Ceremony

A close up of the ornaments on the tree depicting natural resources, culture and diversity

Dr. Terry Bergeson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction (left), Micah Joe (Ornament Drawing Winner), and his parents, Chief Petty Officer Alvin Joe and mom Jennifer Joe, "First Mike Gregoire", in WA DC in front of the Capitol Christmas Tree.

The 65-foot tree drapped with 10,000 LED lights

The Pacific Silver Fir lit-up at the US Capitol

Photo Credit:
AnnRené Joseph, Program Supervisor, The Arts, OSPI
(Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts)
Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)

The Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony takes place on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006. The 37-year-old Silver Fir from Olympic National Forest in Washington is 65 ft. tall and is adorned with about 3,000 ornaments and special energy efficient LED lights. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)