Annual Lighting of the Tree in Raleigh

The cheerful notes of familiar holiday jingles waft through the crisp, wintery air while people fill the street, looking toward a darkened tree. Suddenly, the night sky bursts with light when the tree, elegantly adorned with bulbs, comes to life, bringing the holiday celebrations into full swing.

If you haven’t experienced the annual lighting of the tree in Raleigh, North Carolina, the opportunity awaits.

Thursday, December 12th, Governor and First Lady McCrory will host the State Capitol tree lighting. This downtown event will include the first day of the annual Holiday Open House at the Executive Mansion.

Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with the Raleigh Concert Band and Garner Magnet High Die Meister playing festive music until the Governor arrives at 6:15 p.m. to light the tree, which can be seen from Fayetteville Street on the south end of the Capital square. Following the annual lighting of the tree, tours of the Capitol start at 6:30 p.m. and holiday music will continue to cheer visitors throughout the evening.

Yellow Dog Bread Company, a new business start-up on Person Street, will be selling coffee and pastries during the event; the Junior Woman’s club will be giving away cookies and hot chocolate; Mascots will be in attendance; and Santa Claus intends to make an appearance.

The N.C. Museum of History and N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences will keep their doors open late to invite guests to enjoy the many exhibits and displays they host.

With the lighting of the holiday tree, many families will soon be decorating their own trees and homes. A problem many people face is the difficulty of transporting their holiday spruce.

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The MDX is a luxurious machine that hosts a 3.5-liter V-6 engine which churns out 290 horsepower. It boasts 3,500-pound towing capacity and an All Wheel Drive option that can get you through the most difficult terrains – all with a tree strapped to the roof.

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Annual Lighting of the Tree in Raleigh was last modified: April 20th, 2022 by Leith Acura Cary