ICYMI: “Ruby” the Capitol Christmas Tree makes a stop in Manteo

[Courtesy Town of Manteo Facebook]

Sunday afternoon was quite an exciting one for residents of Manteo, North Carolina as “Ruby” the Capitol Hill Christmas Tree made a pit stop at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. Inquisitive visitors of all ages were able to take a glimpse at the tree before it continued the journey to Washington D.C.

Festivities during the tree’s visit to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site included remarks by public officials, a performance by the Manteo Elementary School Choir, activities and ornament making with over 15 local partner organizations and a special appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus.

[Courtesy Town of Manteo Facebook]
Each year, a different national forest provides a tree to light up the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building for the holiday season. The National Forests in North Carolina provided the 2022 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from the Pisgah National Forest. Manteo was the final stop on the tree’s journey in North Carolina

For additional photos courtesy of the Town of Manteo, click here.