ND Christmas tree lighting includes music, personal stories and holiday treats
North Dakota’s 40th Annual State Christmas Tree will be officially lit today at 5:30 p.m. during ceremonies at the State Capitol in Memorial Hall.
The event is broadcast live on the Facebook pages of Governor Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum.
You can also click the image below to call up the live stream.
The theme for this year’s Christmas tree is ‘Share Your Story’, inspired by the First Lady’s platform that encourages people to share their experiences on the impact of addiction and recovery on their lives, but also generally applies to the idea that each person has a story. deserves to be shared.
This year’s ceremony will feature traditional songs and a holiday reading.
Free holiday cookies, hot chocolate and apple cider will be offered to all participants. All are welcome to attend and see the handmade ornaments featured on the state Christmas tree.
In keeping with the tradition established over the past three ceremonies, the tree will be ceremonially lit by a person or persons affected by addiction or recovery to signify hope, opportunity and renewal during the holiday season.
Event attendees can park in the visitor parking lot south of the Capitol and enter the building through the south entrance.