WATCH LIVE: U.S. Capitol Christmas tree lighting ceremony

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined members of the House and Senate light the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. (KSAT)

WASHINGTON – (Note: The live event is over.)

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will join members of the House and Senate light the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

The tree, a white fir from the Six Rivers National Forest in Crescent City, California, has been decorated with thousands of ornaments handcrafted by Californians to reflect this year’s theme, “Six Rivers, Many Peoples, One Tree.”