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Santa, Governor "Hick" and Smokey to Help with Capitol Christmas Tree

Colorado is giving a gift to the nation this year. The Christmas Tree that will be placed outside the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C. is being harvested from the White River National Forest.

Capitol Christmas Tree Sendoff Celebration & Donation Drop Off Location

A project of the US Forest Service and Choose Outdoors, sponsored by the Colorado Tourism Office, Mack Trucks, National Association of Convenient Stores and Brookfield Residential, the tree will be on display before heading to its holiday home at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.

Join Gov. John Hickenlooper, local businesses and organizations, and community members in celebrating Colorado’s gift to the nation, the Capitol Christmas Tree. The event will include the collection of donations of much needed toys, coats and nonperishable foods, while offering holiday festivities including a visit with Santa and Mrs. Clause, ornament decorating, hot cocoa and much more.

Sunday, November 11, 2012
2 – 4:30 pm

Midtown Development
67th & Pecos
This dynamic new neighborhood just 5 minutes from Denver has all homes being built with beetle-kill wood. Learn more about how awesome this is here.

To see the Capitol Christmas Tree. To donate much needed items at a time when they are even more needed. To learn more about the reforestation of forest areas damaged in the 2012 Waldo Canyon and High Park Fires in Colorado. To enjoy a meaningful, festive day.

Open to the public.

Grab a new toy, gently used or new coat, and some nonperishable food items and join in this festive event.

Please contact with any questions. Learn more about the Capitol Christmas Tree here. Be sure to check the Facebook page with all the updates.