Norway lights up D.C.’s Union Station

Following a tradition begun in 1997, the Royal Norwegian Embassy presented the people of Washington, D.C., with a Christmas tree at Union Station on Dec. 3. The annual gift honors the long friendship between Norway and the United States, with special recognition of the aid the United States offered Norway during and after WWII. Enjoy these images from the celebration.

Photo: The Royal Norwegian Embassy
Ambassador Kåre R. Aas (far left) and Norwegian member of parliament Linda Hofstad Helleland (far right) were greeted by Mrs. and Mr. Claus.

Photo: The Royal Norwegian Embassy
The Washington Performing Arts’ Children of the Gospel Choir sang favorite holiday carols.

Photo: The Royal Norwegian Embassy
This year’s tree is decorated with ornaments inspired by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, global symbols of hope and action.

This article originally appeared in the December 13, 2019, issue of The Norwegian American.

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