Governor Kay Ivey is set to illuminate the Capitol Christmas tree this evening in a ceremony themed “Every Light a Prayer for Peace.”
The centerpiece of the event, a majestic 45-foot Eastern Red Cedar sourced from Coosa County, symbolizes the state’s festive spirit. The ceremony will see the convergence of notable figures including Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Commissioner Rick Pate, Brigadier General William Freeman, and Garden Club of Alabama officials, alongside other community leaders.
A highly anticipated guest, clad in the iconic red suit, is expected to make an appearance from the North Pole.
In preparation for the main event, which commences at 5:30 p.m., attendees will be treated to musical performances by the 151st Army National Guard Band, starting at 5:00 p.m.
This annual lighting ceremony not only marks the beginning of the holiday season in Alabama but also serves as a beacon of peace and unity, echoing the event’s theme throughout the state.