Can't Miss Christmas Trees in DC

The 3 Christmas Trees In DC That You Can't Miss This Season

Even if you're not as much of a Christmas tree fanatic as I am, these three trees will surely awe you. Nothing says the holidays quite like a good ol' Christmas tree!


The District of Columbia is the home of many different things. During the holiday time, it becomes the home of the quintessential holiday impetus, the Christmas tree. However, DC doesn't just offer one Christmas tree for your viewing pleasure but many different trees! I've done you the favor of organizing my top three that I believe you should definitely make the trip to see this holiday season.

Lighting of the National Christmas Tree

Lighting of the tree on the White House Ellipse

You know it's the most wonderful time of the year when the majestic ~tree~ graces the White House Ellipse and is lit for the very first time. The tradition began over 90 years ago with President Coolidge in 1923. This years' tree will be lit on November 28th and will be lit nightly until January 1st.

Library of Congress Indoor Tree

Tree at the Library of Congress

The largest library in the world is home to a spectacular tree during the holidays! Open everyday (excluding Sundays and Christmas Day) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., this tree can be access via the Jefferson Building's First Stree SE entrance. While you're leafing through pages at the library, you may as well view the leaves of this splendid tree!

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

Tree in front of the Capitol Building

This beauty is slated to grace the West lawn of the Capitol on November 26th and on December 5th will be illuminated in a fantastic lighting ceremony. This tree's journey from Oregon (and a reverse journey on the Oregon Trail) was greatly anticipated. Aptly named "The People's Tree", a different national forest is tasked with providing the tree for the ceremony each year. Will it be a Spruce or a Fir? Come down to the Capitol and find out!

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You Know You're From Trumbull, CT When...

The best memories are made in this boring, little, Connecticut town.


1. The majority of places you will consider to eat at are in Fairfield or Westport... Colony, Shake Shack, Country Cow, Playa Bowls, BarTaco

2. But if you find yourself too lazy to get on 95 for food, Panchero's is the go-to... never Chipotle. If it is past midnight, the choice always comes down to the McDonalds in Monroe, where you are almost guaranteed to see a group of people you know, or Merritt Canteen.

3. Once you got your license, your Friday night plans consisted of picking up friends, driving up and down Main Street, and, somehow, always finding yourself at the THS parking lot seeing who's car is there because there is nothing better to do.

4. In the Fall, you couldn't wait for Friday so that after school you and half of your grade could walk to Plasko's Farm for ice cream and apple cider donuts... and hope you could get them before the owners would yell at you to leave. (This one only applies to Hillcrest Middle School kids, AKA the inferior middle school in town).

5. You couldn't wait to be a senior so you could officially lead the BLACK HOLE at football games... if you were even willing to go in the cold.

6. You looked forward to the annual Senior Scav, the last week of summer before your senior year where a list of tasks is passed down by the recently graduated class... the official kickoff to senior year.

7. You pass by Country Club Rd. and get flashbacks from the worst Cross Country practices ever. Driving up Daniels Farm Rd. in the Fall and Spring, you are conditioned to yell "hi" out the window to your friends at practice.

8. You knew someone who worked at Gene's gas station... and found yourself spending more time there on the weekends than you would like to admit.

9. You are convinced Melon-heads are real after frequenting Velvet St. to see the abandoned insane asylum with your friends, IF you didn't want to drive all the way up to Fairfield Hills in Newtown.

10. You have had/have been to at least one middle school birthday party at the Trumbull Marriott.

11. You know that the 25mph speed limit on Whitney Ave. is way too slow... and can't help but hit a little air going down the huge hill at the top.

12. The guy at Towne likely knows your name.

13. You never find yourself turning right out of THS... that side of town is irrelevant for those who do not live there.

14. You know to avoid the Merrit Parkway from 4:00-7:00pm at all costs.

15. You know more than you would like to about people you aren't even friends with... in a town so small, things get around very quick.

16. Going shopping really means going to Target, or any store in the mall, for the millionth time that week.

17. The marching band was the best in the state and you would see them practicing, literally, every time you drove by THS.

19. Depending on the side of town you lived, you spent a lot of time at Five Pennies Park or Indian Ledge Park.

20. You would say you couldn't wait to leave, but when you got to college, you find yourself excited to come back to your hometown so you can reminisce on old traditions and make new memories.

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