A Christmas with a partial government shutdown is having a limited but noticeable impact.

In Washington, the site of the national Christmas tree was locked off and the lights went out on the weekend, until they were restored as darkness fell on Christmas Eve. Across the country, some national parks are shut while others remain accessible with limited or no facilities.

Monday and Tuesday are federal holidays. After that, the effects of the shutdown are bound to be more deeply felt across the country.

The empty U.S. Capitol Rotunda is seen during a partial government shutdown in Washington, Monday, Dec. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
The empty U.S. Capitol Rotunda is seen during a partial government shutdown in Washington, Monday, Dec. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Visitors to the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse look at holiday decorations as National Park Service employees briefly open the venue before quickly having to close again due to electrical problems, Monday, Dec. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Visitors to the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse look at holiday decorations as National Park Service employees briefly open the venue before quickly having to close again due to electrical problems, Monday, Dec. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
A National Park Service employee closes the gate to visitors at the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Monday, Dec. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
A National Park Service employee closes the gate to visitors at the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Monday, Dec. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Source: The Associated Press