The National Tree in Washington, DC

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Height: 42 feet

National Christmas Tree Lighting December
9

When the Colorado Blue Spruce that currently sits on the Ellipse park behind the White House was planted in 1978, it was 15 years old and just 30 feet tall. It has since grown to nearly 42 feet, an impressive height—but still a pipsqueak when compared to the country's other towering trees. Nonetheless, its lighting ceremony is one of America's hottest Christmas events. If you don't have your ticket, it's probably too late—tickets for the general public have already been awarded via online lottery.

Read more on this tree-lighting ceremony.

America's Tallest Christmas Trees

The National Tree in Washington, DC

Height: 42 feet

National Christmas Tree Lighting December
9

When the Colorado Blue Spruce that currently sits on the Ellipse park behind the White House was planted in 1978, it was 15 years old and just 30 feet tall. It has since grown to nearly 42 feet, an impressive height—but still a pipsqueak when compared to the country's other towering trees. Nonetheless, its lighting ceremony is one of America's hottest Christmas events. If you don't have your ticket, it's probably too late—tickets for the general public have already been awarded via online lottery.

Read more on this tree-lighting ceremony.

Ruth Savitz [1] [1] http://www.flickr.com/photos/moocat/

America's Tallest Christmas Trees

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