Public Invited to Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony Monday, Nov. 26


On Monday, Nov. 26, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and first lady Lori Otter will kick off the holiday season at the Idaho State Capitol with the annual tree-lighting ceremony.

“We are looking forward to a fun evening to kick off the holiday season with good cheer, great music and charitable giving. This is a wonderful time for families and friends to gather together for good company and goodwill," said Otter in a press release.

The event kicks off at 5 p.m. with hot chocolate, cookies and cider available on the Capitol steps. The 25th Army Band will provide the entertainment before the tree-lighting begins at 5:30 p.m. Choirs from the Cecil D. Andrus Elementary School and Coeur d'Alene High School will accompany the ceremony.

The Otters will also help launch the Make-a-Wish foundation's Season of Giving campaign, handing out free books for children.