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Governor Doug Ducey kicks off holidays with lighting of Capitol tree

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Posted at 5:04 AM, Dec 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-01 12:45:10-05

PHOENIX — A 25-foot-tall white pine tree was lit in the lobby of the state Capitol’s executive tower in a celebration overseen by Gov. Doug Ducey, marking the start of the holiday season.

Wednesday's lighting of the Capitol tree is an annual tradition and brings together schoolchildren, state workers, and the governor.

This year’s celebration featured Christmas carols sung by students from Chandler High School.

There were also members of a crew who are rebuilding the old Capitol’s copper dome.

The Christmas Tree was harvested Nov. 19 on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest near Bear Canyon Lake on by a state forestry crew.