Holidays at the Capitol kicks off on Tuesday, November 29th, at 5 p.m. This year the South Salem High School choir starts with a performance in the Rotunda, followed by a visit from Santa leading off the tree lighting ceremony from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Best Buy will be on location providing families free photos with Santa after the tree lighting. Cookies and punch will be served in the Galleria.
Starting Wednesday, November 30th, more than 4,000 performers (100 choirs) will fill the Capitol with the joyous sounds of the season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, Monday through Saturday, ending December 23. Go to www.oregoncapitol.com to view the choir schedule and other special events coming up in 2017.
The Oregon State Capitol Foundation once again is the presenting sponsor for Holidays at the Capitol. The Capitol also relies on numerous other in-kind sponsors to make the program successful. Other highlights of the season which delight the more than 10,000 visitors and performers to the Capitol include an American Flyer train, which is donated every year by Don Curtis and Alan Bennett; the Grand Tree in the Rotunda, which is provided by the Oregon Department of Forestry; and the grand piano used for performances provided by Music Music.