U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Tour
  • Event date: 2021-11-13

Come see “Sugar Bear”, the 84-foot tall white fir tree that will be on display at our nation’s capitol in Washington D.C during the upcoming holidays, up close and personal in Fayetteville on November 13, 2021!

From 11am-1pm, “The People’s Tree” will be at the University of Arkansas in Lot 44. Sugar Bear stops in Fayetteville as part of its 3,500 mile cross-country journey to Washington, D.C.!

Sugar Bear - the U.S. Capital Christmas Tree for 2021 from Del Norte and Humboldt Counties Six Rivers National Forest

A tradition that stems (see what we did there?) back to 1970, the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is always harvested from one of 154 national forests in the United States. This year, Six Rivers National Forest in California has been designated with the honor of providing the perfect tree. Six Rivers also lends its name to this year’s theme: “Six Rivers, Many Peoples, One Tree.”

The tree lighting will take place on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in early December - a time-honored tradition of the U.S. Forest Service.

You can track Sugar Bear’s journey across the country using the 2021 Tree Tracker and save our Facebook event for updates on the arrival of The People’s Tree in Fayetteville.

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