Gov. Ivey to light Capitol Christmas tree Friday

Gov. Ivey to light Capitol Christmas tree Friday
The 2017 state Christmas tree is in place on the steps of the Capitol.
The 2017 state Christmas tree is in place on the steps of the Capitol.
A crew hoists the state Christmas tree into place. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
A crew hoists the state Christmas tree into place. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
The 2017 state Christmas tree arrives at the Capitol. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
The 2017 state Christmas tree arrives at the Capitol. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on historic Dexter Avenue in downtown Montgomery.

Monday, the official state Christmas tree arrived at the State Capitol and was hoisted into place at the top of the Capitol steps. On Friday, Gov. Kay Ivey will officially light the state Christmas tree during a ceremony which will begin at 5:30 p.m.

The 35-foot tall tree, an Eastern Red Cedar, was grown in Bullock County. It was donated to the state by Mr. and Mrs. Ray Allen of Fitzpatrick. It has approximately 35,000 LED lights and 100 ornaments including 67 stars, representing each of the state's counties.

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