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U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

NEW! 2017 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree information.

For more than 50 years, a Christmas tree has graced the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol for the holiday season. The Kootenai National Forest, in partnership with nonprofit Choose Outdoors, will bring this special gift from Montana to Washington, D.C. for the 2017 season, involving more than 25 communities along the way.

Representing one of the most patriotic industries in the country, TCA has proudly sponsored the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree since 2012. 

Whitewood Transport chosen to haul the 2017 tree.

2017 TCA Whistle Stops

Britton Transport, Inc.
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Sunday, November 19
9 to 11 a.m. CT
Location:  Town Square in Grand Forks (1 S. 3rd St, Grand Forks, ND 58201)

Meritor/MHC Kenworth
Kansas City, Missouri
Monday, November 20
3 to 5 p.m. CT
Location:  MHC Kenworth (1524 N. Corrington Ave., Kansas City, MO 64120)

We'll share images from the events on social media networks and in TCA's Flickr album. Contact TCA to see how you can attend the events.

Past Whistle Stops, News

For the fourth year in a row, TCA worked with several major players in the trucking industry to coordinate the logistics of bringing the tree to many communities along its route to Washington, DC. TCA and Garner Trucking, Inc. hosted a whistle stop in Findlay, Ohio on November 16, 2015. During TCA's 78th Annual Convention in 2016 Garner was honored with "Ultimate Whistle Stop" award. 

View and share an informative event planning guide created by and used for the Garner Trucking, Inc. event.

View images from the 2015 event. 

View images from 2016 festivities. 
(Press Release)

Follow The Journey

TCA member, SkyBitz, a provider of satellite-based trailer tracking, has provided the public with access to real-time tracking of the tree's journey at on the web.


Learn More

For more information about the 2017 tour, be sure to follow @TCANews on Twitter.

View photos from various past events in TCA's Flickr album.