By: The Office of Gov. Tom Wolf
The annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, arranged by the Department of General Services (DGS) in cooperation with various organizations, is always a highlight of the yuletide season in central Pennsylvania.
The Rotunda tree is Douglas Fir, standing 22-feet tall decorated with 800 LED lights and more than 500 ornaments hand-crafted and graciously donated by members of senior centers throughout Pennsylvania.
The wooden toys and train displayed under the Rotunda tree were handcrafted many years ago by the talented DGS employees of the Carpentry Shop and Sign Shop.
Each holiday season, electricians, carpenters and groundskeepers and DGS employees, decorate the tree, rotunda and other areas around the capitol. The Governor’s office would like to thank everyone involved for making the Capitol a bright and cheery place this holiday season.
Take a look at this year’s Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony: