FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Thanksgiving may still be weeks away, but northwest Arkansas residents can show their Christmas spirit this weekend as the Capitol Christmas tree makes one of its 25 stops in Fayetteville.
During its 4,000-mile cross-country journey from the Six Rivers National Forest in California to the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C., the tree will be making a stop outside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Lot 44 in Fayetteville, according to the tree tracker website.
A professional truck driver will be at the stop on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to discuss their journey as one of the drivers making the long haul to our nation's Capitol.
Community members will have the opportunity to see the 84-foot tall White Fir nicknamed “Sugar Bear.”
“That is the trickiest thing, it’s an 84 foot, white fir, named sugar bear from 6 rivers national forest in California," said Chloe Bell of Experience Fayetteville. "It’s 84 feet and the truck itself is 102 feet. So, it is logistically a little tricky to get into town, so tomorrow morning we will begin with a police escort into town and then on to the University of Arkansas and razorback stadium. ”
Each year, the U.S. Forest Service provides a tree for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, which is displayed on the U.S. Capitol lawn during the holiday season.
Click here to follow the tree's cross-country journey.