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2021 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Celebration #PeoplesTree

Come see “Sugar Bear” in Crescent City, the 84-foot tall white fir tree that will be on display at our nation’s capitol in Washington D.C during the upcoming holidays.

Crescent City, California will be the first stop of the cross-country tour as the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree makes its way to the White House lawn. Sugar Bear was found after an extensive nationwide search of National Forest land. And the perfect tree was found within the Six Rivers National Forest here in Del Norte and Humboldt Counties.

Mark your calendar for a “Many Peoples, One Tree” community-wide celebration and festivities at Beachfront Park in downtown Crescent City on October 29, 2021 from 9 AM to 12 Pm. And give a big hand to our local community and kids for making a record-breaking 1,000 ornaments to decorate the tree with. If you’d like to make an ornament or a tree skirt, you have until September 15, 2021. Follow Sugar Bear’s journey across the United States and watch the tree lighting in early December by the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives — for 51 years, this has been a time-honored tradition with the U.S. Forest Service.


  • Trick or treating for the kids
  • Sign the banner on the side of the truck
  • Learn more about the Six Rivers National Forest
  • Purchase U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree merchandise

For more information and to get involved, contact Supervisor Valerie Starkey at valerie.starkey@co.del-norte.ca.us 


Sugar Bear - the U.S. Capital Christmas Tree for 2021 from Del Norte and Humboldt Counties Six Rivers National Forest


October 29
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Beachfront Park
1001 Front St.
Crescent City, CA 95531 United States
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