Tree Route

 

Arizona's Gift to the United States Capitol was an 85-foot blue spruce from the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. Taller than a 7-story building at harvest, the tree was cut on Saturday, November 7, 2009 and toured the state of Arizona for 10 days. After the Arizona tour, the Capitol Christmas Tree 2009 embarked upon another tour across the country on its way to Washington, D.C. Here is a look at the 28 event sites and communities that welcomed the Capitol Christmas Tree during the state tour.

 




cct.button2009Track the journey of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree 2009 from its origin in the White Mountains of Arizona to Washington, D.C. On November 30, 2009 the 85-foot Blue spruce will be presented to the United States Congress. The first time Arizona has ever given the annual Christmas tree to the U.S. Capitol, this historic project is delivering not only a tree taller than a 7-story building, but nearly 10,000 handmade ornaments and 80 companion trees that will be placed in offices throughout the Capitol Complex.

Click here to find out where the tree is now.




Arizona Tour Schedule – November 2009


Arizona Tour Route Stops Event Time
Tuesday, November 10 Pinetop-Lakeside Larson Memorial Library 1595 W. Johnson Lane 8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Show Low Show Low High School 500 W. Old Linden Road 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Snowflake and Taylor Basha’s Shopping Center 65 N. Main Street Taylor 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Payson 100 N. Beeline Highway 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 11 Fountain Hills Target Shopping Center 16825 E. Shea 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Prescott Valley Near Tims Toyota Center 3001 N. Main St. 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Prescott Yavapai County Courthouse 121 W. Gurley St. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 12 Peoria Rio Vista Community Park 8866 W. Thunderbird Rd. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Glendale Glendale City Hall Murphy Park at 58th Ave. and Glenn Dr. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Phoenix Arizona State Capitol 17th Ave. from Washington – Jefferson 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, November 13 Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce 576 W. Apache Trail 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Florence Main Street Park 121 E. 22nd St. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Oro Valley Oro Valley Market Place 11875 N. Oracle Rd. 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 14 Tucson Reid Park 850 S. Lakeshore 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Bisbee Historic Warren Ballpark Ruppe Ave. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Douglas Parade Route 3rd St. & G Ave. to 10th/11th St. & G Ave. 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 15 Gila Bend Community Center Park 202 Euclide Ave. 11:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m.
Yuma Arizona Western College 2020 S. Ave. 8E 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, November 16 Lake Havasu City 2121 N. McCulloch Blvd. 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Kingman Chamber of Commerce 120 W. Rt. 66 / Andy Devine Ave. 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 17 Williams Route 66 & Williams St. 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Flagstaff Flagstaff Aquaplex 1702 N. 4th St. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 18 Winslow Community Park 2nd St. between Warren & Kensley 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Holbrook Historic Court House 100 E. Arizona Street - Arizona St. & Hwy 77 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 19 Keams Canyon Keams Canyon Elementary School Hwy 264 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Window Rock Rodeo Grounds 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.


National Tour Route Stops
Saturday, November 21 Amarillo, TX
Sunday, November 22 Tulsa, OK
Monday, November 23 Branson, MO
Tuesday, November 24 Nashville, TN
Wednesday, November 25 Roanoke, VA
Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving
Friday, November 27, 28, 29 Chevy Chase, MD
Monday, November 30 Tree Presented to United States Congress
 
 

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