U.S. Capitol Christmas tree to visit Knoxville

Published: Nov. 8, 2016 at 3:35 PM EST
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The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree will make a stop in Knoxville on its way to the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol for the holiday season.

According to, on November 23 from 3-7 p.m., the tree will be on the Clinch Avenue Viaduct.

"We are honored that the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree will visit Knoxville on its way to Washington, D.C." Kim Bumpas, President of Visit Knoxville, told "Our community looks forward to being part of this gift to the nation and the joy it will bring to our own community this holiday."

The tree will be cut on November 2 near McCall, Idaho and prepared for the 2,000-mile expedition. The tree will leave the Payette National Forest followed by a caravan of caretakers for the journey to the U.S. Capitol.

The tree will also make a stop in Nashville on Nov. 22 at the Bass Pro Shops from 5-7 p.m.