North Carolina State Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Festival
Tradition, Patriotism and Holiday Spirit
RALEIGH, North Carolina – December 8, 2014 – The annual North Carolina State Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Festival will be held on December 11, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:30 PM at the North Carolina State Capitol.
WHO: Presented by Governor Pat McCrory and First Lady Ann McCrory, The North Carolina State Capitol Historic Site, and The Junior Woman’s Club of Raleigh.
WHAT: Festivities begin with the lighting of the luminaries and musical performances on the Capitol grounds. The Governor and First Lady will light the State Christmas Tree during the traditional ceremony on the south plaza. After the ceremony, visitors are invited inside the Capitol for an open house to take in the decorations. The Junior Woman’s Club of Raleigh will host a holiday festival featuring music and children’s activities on the south plaza. Admission is free and open to the public.
WHEN: Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:30 PM
WHERE: The North Carolina State Capitol building is located at 1 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601. Public parking decks and street parking are available downtown.
WHY: The State Tree Lighting Ceremony is an annual event held in the beginning of December. Keeping in tradition with the United States National Christmas Tree and many other public Christmas trees displayed throughout our country, the North Carolina State Tree signifies holiday spirit in our state.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Each year, the Junior Woman’s Club of Raleigh partners with the staff from the North Carolina State Capitol in organizing and implementing the annual North Carolina State Tree Lighting event. Members from the Junior Woman’s Club of Raleigh will decorate the grounds with luminaries and serve cookies and cider to guests.
Community mascot appearances include Muddy from the Carolina Mudcats, the Chick-Fil-A Cow from Cameron Village, Talon from Wake Tech Community College, and Swoops from the Carolina Railhawks.
The NC Christmas Tree Association donates trees and wreaths for the Capitol.
About the Junior Woman’s Club of Raleigh
The Junior Woman’s Club of Raleigh is a women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others though leadership opportunities and volunteer service. Established in 1928, the Junior Woman’s Club of Raleigh is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, the world’s oldest nonpartisan women’s volunteer service organization. Its unique program structure enables members to reach out to a rapidly changing society through five program areas: Arts, Conservation, Education, Home Life and International/Public Affairs. For more information, visit http://jwcraleigh.org/
Contact: Caroline Wynne, Vice President of Public Releations Junior Woman's Club of Raleigh firstname.lastname@example.org