The Annual State Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Open House will take place Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This is a free event and no reservations are required.
The State Capitol is at 1 East Edenton Street, Raleigh.
The festivities begin on Capitol Square at 5 p.m. with luminaries and holiday music by the Raleigh Concert Band and Oak City Voices. The governor and dignitaries will make their way to the South grounds at 6:15 p.m. to officially begin the ceremony. The lit tree will be visible the length of Fayetteville Street.
The Junior Woman’s Club will give away cookies and hot chocolate. Expect a visit from Santa too!
Following the tree lighting, at 6:30 p.m. visit the Capitol’s annual holiday open house. Enjoy the holiday decorations throughout the building, and music from Wake Med Chorus.
The festivities continue Thursday, December 7th, through Saturday, December 9th.
On Thursday and Friday, there will be music in the rotunda from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be music once again, plus a visit from Santa from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.