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Ornaments From Across the USA

Each year one-of-a-kind ornaments are made by Americans representing every U.S. state, territory, and the District of Columbia. Explore some of the ornaments created for 2022's America Celebrates display.

ornament depicting a sunflower, mountains, a sunrise, and various types of architecture
ornament depicting mountains in moonlight
ornament depicting a seagull flying over the ocean to a shoreline, featuring a lighthouse
ornament depicting whales in the water below the San Francisco bridge at night


CBS broadcast the 2022 National Christmas Tree Lighting on December 11th. Check back here for more news.