McCrory lights state Christmas tree
Posted December 11, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina's official Christmas tree was illuminated again for the season Thursday evening with the help of the governor.
Gov. Pat McCrory flipped the switch with the help of several children for the tree located on the south side of the State Capitol in downtown Raleigh.
The event, as usual, began at sunset with special music – this year from the Raleigh Concert Band and a trio from Middlesex Church of God.
After the lighting, the Capitol hosted an open house, and the governor welcomed visitors at the Executive Mansion.
McCrory's office said Thursday marked the 36th annual tree lighting ceremony.