This year, a Kenworth W990 will transport the 2018 U.S. Capitol Tree from the Willamette National Forest in Blue River, Ore., to Washington D.C.
On Nov. 2, the tree will be cut and prepared for the more than 3,000-mile journey that commemorates the 175th anniversary of the Oregon Trail by following a reverse path of the trial to D.C. A series of festive events will be hosted by local communities at museums, main streets, city halls, state capitols, markets, retailers, high schools and even a parade.
Tour stop attendees will have the chance to sign banners on the sides of the truck to wish the tree well and learn more about the Willamette National Forest, as well as purchase U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree merchandise.
2018 TOUR STOP SCHEDULE:
Friday, Nov. 9: Sweet Home, OR
Saturday, Nov. 10: Albany, OR
Saturday, Nov. 10: Springfield, OR
Saturday Nov. 11: McKenzie Bridge, OR
Monday, Nov. 12: Bend, OR
Monday, Nov. 12: Detroit, OR
Tuesday, Nov. 13: Salem, OR
Tuesday, Nov. 13: Oregon City, OR
Wednesday, Nov. 14: The Dalles, OR
Wednesday, Nov. 14: Baker City, OR
Friday, Nov. 16: Pocatello, ID
Saturday, Nov. 17: Fort Bridger, WY
Sunday, Nov. 18: Laramie, WY
Sunday, Nov. 18: Scottsbluff, NE
Monday, Nov. 19: Nebraska City, NE
Tuesday, Nov. 20: Perry, KS
Tuesday, Nov. 20: Kansas City, MO
Wednesday, Nov. 21: Independence, MO
Thursday, Nov. 22: St. Louis, MO
Friday, Nov. 23: Harrison, OH 45030
Sunday, Nov. 25: Andrews, MD
The location of stops is subject to change. Monitor the Capitol Christmas Tree website for the latest updates!