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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 the outline of the state of Montana, filled in with sparkly blue, red, and purple glitter
ornament depicting a seagull flying over the ocean to a shoreline, featuring a lighthouse
ornament depicting a river running under a silver bean, set against the backdrop of the Chicago skyline


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