WATCH: US Capitol Christmas tree lighting ceremony

Christmas tree lighting happened just after 5 p.m. Wednesday

A look at the US Capitol Christmas Tree on Dec. 2, 2020, before its lighting ceremony (CNN)

The Architect of the Capitol hosted a ceremony to light the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on Wednesday.

The tree was harvested on Nov. 6 from the Uncompahgre National Forest in Colorado and decorated with thousands of handcrafted ornaments from children in Colorado.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Chief of the U.S. Forest Service Vicki Christiansen participated in the ceremony.