State Christmas tree makes its way to AL Capitol steps

Published: Nov. 30, 2015 at 3:41 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 8, 2015 at 3:41 PM CST
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(Source: WSFA 12 News- State Christmas tree from 2014)
(Source: WSFA 12 News- State Christmas tree from 2014)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The official state Christmas tree for Alabama is set to make its arrival at the State Capitol on Monday.

State officials say this year's tree will be placed at the top of the Capitol steps on the building's west side, facing Dexter Avenue. It is expected to arrive between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The annual lighting will be held on Friday, December 4 at 5:30 p.m. and will feature musical guest Taylor Hicks. An open house at the capitol will follow the ceremony from 6 to 7 p.m.

This year's state tree is an Eastern Red Cedar, grown in Bullock County, and is approximately 38 feet tall. It was donated to the state by Feathers Plantation in Fitzpatrick.

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