U.S. Capitol Christmas tree stopping in Paducah on way to DC

PADUCAH, KY – The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree is on its way to Washington from the Kootenai National Forest in Montana. On it’s way, it will stop in Paducah.

The tree is set to arrive in Paducah Wednesday afternoon, and the community can view it at Noble Park. The tree’s visit coincides with the kickoff to Christmas in the Park.

Paducah Power System says the lighting ceremony for Christmas in the Park is set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a Walk Under the Lights, where you can check out the Christmas light display up close and personal. Paducah Power says this year’s kickoff event includes free activities for the public, including horse-drawn trolley rides by John’s Pass Carriage Service sponsored by Independence Bank and shuttle service from the nearby Kroger provided by Lone Oak Baptist Church.

These two gentlemen, Brad Wilson and Larry Spiekermeier of Whitewood Transport, and on their way to Paducah Wednesday afternoon, bringing the tree.

Curious about where else the tree will stop on it’s way to the Capitol Building West Lawn? Click here to see a list of tour stops for the 15,000-pound, 30-inch-diameter Engelmann spruce.

For more about the annual Paducah Power System Christmas in the Park light display and food drive, click here.

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