Capitol Christmas tree makes stop in Harrisonburg

The 2017 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree stopped overnight in Harrisonburg.

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- The Christmas tree that will be showcased in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. made a stop in the Shenandoah Valley on Saturday night as it nears the end of its long journey across the country.

The truck hauling the Engelmann Spruce from Kootenai National Forest in Montana was parked at the Virginia State Police office in Harrisonburg before continuing its journey to the nation's capital.

It made its first stop in Eureka, Montana, back on November 13. Since then, the tree has slowly made its way across the United States.

On Sunday, the tree will stop by Joint Base Andrews, Maryland — its last stop before the tree lighting ceremony at the Capitol Building on December 6.