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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 boat out on the water, along a coastline
ornament depicting an underwater scene with a shark, starfish, and other fish
ornament depicting a Native American totem pole
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.