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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 various symbols of Mississippi, including magnolia flowers, a guitar, sunglasses, and Elvis' hair
ornament depicting the state of Maine's outline and many types of flags
ornament depicting an autumnal tree with flowers
ornament depicting a pink chrysanthemum flower


CBS will broadcast the 2022 National Christmas Tree Lighting on December 11th at 8pm ET. Check back here for more updates on the event, coming soon.

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