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Capitol Christmas tree lit up Monday night

Posted: 3:53 AM, Nov 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-27 12:59:02Z

Governor Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter are inviting everyone to join them tonight for the ceremonial lighting of Idaho's Capitol Christmas tree. 

Radio personalities Brenda and Kevin Mee will be the Masters of Ceremonies for the festive event. The 25th Army Band will begin entertaining at 5 p.m. There will hot chocolate, apple cider, and cookies for those headed out to celebrate. 

This year's tree was donated by Brad Bammel and his family. The lighting ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the Governor, First Lady, and Idaho's constitutional officers and music by the Andrus Ambassador Honor Choir from Meridian's Cecil D. Andrus Elementary School and Opera Idaho. 

Guests are invited into the Capitol after the Christmas tree is lit. Music will continue and free books will be given to children compliments of the First Lady.

Guests are also encouraged to visit the Governor's Ceremonial Office and the Capitol Gift Shop, where a 2018 State Christmas ornament will be available for sale.