The Oregon-grown noble fir that will grace the U.S. Capitol during the Christmas season will stop in Baker City on Wednesday en route to Washington, D.C.

The tree was cut on the Willamette National Forest on Nov. 2. Baker City is one of 11 stops in Oregon during the tree’s journey and the last before it enters Idaho.

The tree, which is hauled on a special trailer, is scheduled to arrive in downtown Baker City at 5:30 p.m.

The rest of the schedule:

• 6 p.m. — welcome and opening remarks

• 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. — caroling by the Bel Canto and Treble choirs from Baker High School, ornament decorating at Hatch, 2019 Main Street, hot cocoa from the Baker Lions Club, meet Father Christmas and Smokey Bear.

The 2000 block of Main Street will be closed from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and the one-way section of Broadway Street between Resort and Main streets will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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