It’s the moment we’ve all known was coming but weren’t quite sure how we’d feel about when it finally arrived. Well, how does it feel now, Humboldt?

Sugar Bear, for decades a silent and proud white fir standing majestically in Six Rivers National Forest, is moments away from fulfilling its destiny acting as a holiday lawn ornament for the honorable lawmakers in our nation’s capital. For one month. Merry Christmas. 

Watch the livestream of Sugar Bear’s first lighting above. And don’t forget to feel.