It's a Treasure Valley tradition that gets everyone in the holiday spirit. The community came together to watch the Idaho State Capitol Christmas tree light up Monday night.
Before the Christmas tree was all lit up, music was rehearsed.
"We've got a little nine-year-old singing out there so we want to support her," said Jason Ward.
"She's been singing in the car, singing at home, singing in her bedroom, everywhere," said Liz Tanons.
Free hot cocoa, cider, and cookies were served.
"It's lovely, um the Idaho themed cookies, the free treats," said Meghan Carlson.
Of course, the best part of the night was the tree lighting up itself.
"Tree lighting," said Theo Reeder.
"Definitely the Christmas lights and the music and I was kind of grumpy this afternoon so I'm glad we came out and are turning our spirits around," said Carlson.