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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 the outline of the state of Montana, filled in with sparkly blue, red, and purple glitter
ornament depicting a two-story building, with gardens outside
ornament depicting the same scene of trees and a lake at summer then in winter
ornament depicting a shoreline


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