EUREKA - The Christmas season has officially begun in Montana.
Many Montanans took part in celebrating the beginning of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree's journey this week during the first viewing event in the Kootenai National Forest.
Following the celebration, the tree was felled and placed on the truck and trailer that will transport the tree across the country.
The tour has its first stop in Eureka on November 13th where people can get a look at the Engelmann Spruce from the Kootenai National Forest that will represent the state of Montana on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
The tree will also be in Whitefish on November 13th and travels to Missoula's Southgate Mall on November 15th.
The tree will then make its way to Helena and Great Falls on Thursday, November 16th.
The tour will end with the tree lighting on December 6th in Washington, D.C.
You can click here to follow along with the tree's travels.