The annual State Tree Lighting will take place on Thursday, December 9th, 2021, at 5:30 p.m.
The festivities begin with luminaries and holiday music by the Raleigh Concert Band.
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Then at 6:15 p.m., the governor and dignitaries will arrive at the South grounds to begin the ceremony. The lit tree will be visible the length of Fayetteville Street.
The Junior Woman’s Club will be giving away free cookies and hot chocolate, and Santa will make an appearance.
The Capitol building will not be open during or following the ceremony, but the building is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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