Idaho Statehouse tree lights up Downtown Boise
Jennifer Auh reports live at the State Capitol for the annual tree lighting ceremony. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
Holiday cheer lit up all around downtown Boise Monday night, complete with carols, hot drinks and cookies.
Governor Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter invited all Idahoans to join for a celebration of the holiday season at the annual lighting of Idaho's Capitol Christmas Tree.
The Governor and First Lady also talked at the event about Idaho’s Make-A-Wish Foundation kicking off its ‘Season of Giving campaign,’ encouraging people to donate this holiday season, so wishes can be granted to Idaho children with life-threatening illnesses.
The 25th Army Band performed. The Andrus Ambassador Honor Choir from Meridian's Cecil D. Andrus Elementary School and the Coeur d'Alene Chamber Choir from Coeur d'Alene High School also performed a few Christmas carols throughout the night.
Then, the governor’s grandson flipped the switch at around 6 p.m.