Tonight's the night! Senator Jon Tester will be helping Speaker Paul Ryan and Bozeman’s own Ridley Brandmayr light the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree in Washington D.C.
The lighting ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. Mountain time on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building.
In addition to the 79-foot U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, Montana sent 77 smaller Christmas trees to Washington D.C. to decorate the halls of Congress, the U.S. Forest Service, and other federal office buildings across the nation’s capital. These trees came directly from the Kootenai National Forest in Northwest Montana with handmade skirts and ornaments straight from Big Sky Country.