Springfield, ORE. -- Springfield residents had the chance to see the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Saturday as it begins its trip to Washington D.C.
Cabela's in Springfield was chosen as a "whistle stop" for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree as it makes its way from the Willamette National Forest to Washington D.C.
The community was able to not only see the tree but also participate in a series of family-friendly activities including live reindeer, Christmas music, holiday crafts and treats.
People also had the chance to sign a large banner on the side of the truck carrying the tree on its journey.
The 2018 Capitol Christmas Tree tour will go on a 3,000-mile journey that celebrates the 175th anniversary of the Oregon Trail.
This is only the second time the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree has been chosen from Oregon.
You can follow the tree's journey to the nation's capitol by clicking here.
The @USCapitolTree made a stop in Springfield today! Aiden was very excited to see it in person! He was one of hundreds who came by Cabela's to see it on display before it continues its journey along the Oregon trail to Washington D.C. @jilliansmukler @TracktheTree @KEZI9 pic.twitter.com/rGHb6RoFoM
— Amber Wilmarth (@amberwilmarth) November 11, 2018