Governor Tom Wolf and his wife got the holiday season going in Harrisburg today with the lighting of the Christmas tree.  It’s a 22-foot tree from a farm in Carbon County, Pennsylvania.  

The tree is decorated with 1600 handmade ornaments from Pennsylvania seniors and school kids.  The governor says that while this is a Christmas Tree, it’s meant to be a symbol of the season for all Pennsylvanians.  “No matter what holiday you choose to celebrate at this time of year, Christmas, Hannukah or Kwanzaa, let’s all remember how truly blessed we all are.”

This capital tree will remain in the rotunda throughout the holidays.  Another 22-foot tree is also decorated on the capital steps.