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Alabama State Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 01, 2017 in Montgomery , AL

5:30 p.m.

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Governor Kay Ivey will light the State’s official Christmas tree during a special ceremony Friday, Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. on the front steps of the State Capitol. Christmas music will be performed by Will and Janet McFarlane, the husband and wife singing and songwriting duo from Muscle Shoals, and the 151st Army Band of the Alabama National Guard. The Christmas tree is a 35-foot Eastern red cedar grown in Bullock County that was donated by Ray Allen owner of Feather’s Properties. It is adorned with more than 35,000 LED lights and 67 stars representing each of Alabama’s counties.