Today was The 2019 Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony at the state Rotunda of the Main Capitol Building in Harrisburg. PA. Governor Tom Wolf , First Lady Frances Wolf, Lt. Gov John Fetterman and his family joined hundreds of people for the ceremony. In addition, Pennsylvania Department of General Services Secretary Curt Topper and The Rt. Rev. Dr. Audrey C. Scanlan, XI Bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania also attended the ceremony.
An 18-foot Douglas fir from Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, PA was decorated with 900 LED lights and more than 1,600 handmade ornaments. Students and seniors donated the ornaments from throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and coordinated by Pre-K for PA and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.
Bishop McDevitt High School Chorale performed several Christmas carols, and Santa Claus also made an appearance!
Visit the Pennsylvania State Capitol this holiday season
You can visit the Pennsylvania State Capitol this holiday season. Trees will be lit daily through the week of January 6, 2020.
The tree in The Rotunda will be lit from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Capitol steps and Soldiers’ Grove trees will be lit daily from 5:00 p.m. to midnight.
Photos courtesy Pennsylvania State Capitol and Pennsylvania Department of General Services