Idaho Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives at Statehouse Monday
While the nation has been roasting this year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree on social media, crews in Idaho have been preparing to harvest this year's state tree!
According to a release from Governor Brad Little's office this year's tree doesn't have far to travel to its final spot outside the statehouse. The tree, donated by Doug Cobb, is spending its final weekend on the Booth Home property between 24th & 25th on Hazel in the North End.
Crews from the Idaho Department of Lands will chop and rig the tree for it's journey around 9 a.m. on Monday. Around 11:30, the tree will get a police escort as it travels into Downtown. Once it arrives, a team from the Idaho Department of Administration's Facility Services will wrap with thousands, upon thousands of LED lights so that it looks gorgeous when lit. They'll decorate the inside of the Capitol on Tuesday morning.
In the past, Governor Little and First Lady Teresa have invited the public to be part of flipping the switch on the tree but will forego a formal ceremony due to the on going pandemic.
You're still welcome to come down with members of your household or pod to view the decorations both inside and outside the capitol building throughout the holiday season.
Not far from the Capitol, the Downtown Boise Holiday tree has been set up on the Grove Plaza. It will be lit beginning on Black Friday, November 27. While there's no formal celebration on the Grove either, you're still encouraged to stop by and grab a tag off of it as the tree continues to serve as the Giving Tree for the WCA.