With snow on the ground and Christmas decorations going up, people are starting to think about Christmas, and the Capitol Building is no exception. The tree is already up and the decorations will be coming soon, plus there are many events at the Capitol this month in the lead up to Christmas.
The Capitol held a tree lighting ceremony at noon on December 6th. At this time the Capitol will be fully decorated until December 28th.
The tree is a 30 foot Balsam Spruce from Meyer’s Castle Tree Farm in Medford, WI. It is decorated with handmade decorations from schools around Wisconsin with the theme “Wisconsin Waters”.
After the tree lighting ceremony, several musical groups visited the Capitol throughout December.
The New Glarus High School Madrigal Group will perform at noon on December 13th, and the Marshall High School Carolers will perform at noon on December 14th. The Madison Community Orchestra will also play on Dec. 17 at 4:30 p.m.
On December 18, at 09:30, Kite Suzuki will host a musical performance, the last performance before Christmas.
After Christmas, the last concert of the month will be held by the Society of Church Musicians on December 28, at noon.
The Capitol Christmas tree is scheduled to be removed by December 29th, so be sure to plan your visit accordingly!
From December 1-31, several organizations will sponsor the seasonal signs, including Madison Baptist Church, the Freedom from Religion Foundation and the Wisconsin Family Council.
You can view the Capitol’s full calendar of events on its website.