Raleigh’s Annual Lighting of the Tree

The cheerful notes of familiar holiday jingles waft through the crisp, wintery air while people fill the street, looking toward a darkened tree. Suddenly, the night sky bursts with light when the tree, elegantly adorned with bulbs, comes to life, bringing the holiday season into full swing.

If you haven’t experienced the annual lighting of the tree in Raleigh, North Carolina, the opportunity awaits.

Thursday, December 12th, Governor and First Lady McCrory will host the State Capitol tree lighting. This downtown event will include the first day of the annual Holiday Open House at the Executive Mansion.

Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with the Raleigh Concert Band and Garner Magnet High Die Meister playing festive music until the Governor arrives at 6:15 p.m. to light the tree, which can be seen from Fayetteville Street on the south end of the Capital square. Following the annual lighting of the tree, tours of the Capitol start at 6:30 p.m. and holiday music will continue to cheer visitors throughout the evening.

Yellow Dog Bread Company, a new business start-up on Person Street, will be selling coffee and pastries during the event; the Junior Woman’s club will be giving away cookies and hot chocolate; Mascots will be in attendance; and Santa Claus intends to make an appearance.

The N.C. Museum of History and N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences will keep their doors open late to invite guests to enjoy the many exhibits and displays they host.

With the annual lighting of the tree, many families will soon be decorating their own homes. A problem many people face is the difficulty of transporting their holiday spruce.

The Mercedes-Benz GLK350 is the perfect vehicle to haul your tree.

The GLK350 is a lavish beast that houses a 3.5-liter V-6 cylinder engine, churning out 302 horsepower at 6,500 RPM. This is the type of SUV that gives you the right to pound your chest and grunt like a man. With Electronic Stability Control, heated mirrors, and onboard communications system, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish over the holiday season.

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