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December 5, 1988 – January 6, 1989
Museum: Ripley Center
Location: Concourse, Sublevel 3
See the Christmas tree, decorated by the Smithsonian National Associates Travel Program's "Christmas at the Smithsonian" participants, that features hand-crafted ornaments from the U.S. and abroad donated by the Smithsonian Associates over the last 16 years.