Changes Coming to Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting

There’s a renewed focus on family for this year’s lighting of the state Capitol Christmas Tree, as the ceremony is being moved outside and to the evening hours to allow for greater public participation.  Among the activities slated for the capitol steps in Harrisburg: Christmas caroling. 

Governor Tom Corbett says this year’s events will capture the true essence of the holiday – bringing families together.  He and First Lady Susan Corbett hope to make this year’s event fun, festive and more family-oriented. 

It’s happening at 5pm on Tuesday December 4th.  There will be free parking throughout the Capitol Complex for anyone who wants to attend. 

Next week also marks the start of the 2012 holiday tour season at the Governor’s Residence on Front Street in Harrisburg.  The tours are free, and First Lady Susan Corbett says they’re again partnering with the American Red Cross for a “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program, which invites guests to send holiday messages to servicemen and women.