Due to ongoing construction at the State Capitol, the annual tree lighting will be held at the Oklahoma History Center.
Governor Kevin Stitt, First Lady Sarah Stitt, and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister invite the public to attend the annual Governor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 at the Oklahoma History Center, a new location to accommodate ongoing construction at the State Capitol.
Prior to the lighting ceremony, students from 25 public schools across Oklahoma will design ornaments and decorate indoor, four-foot-tall Christmas trees with a theme of choice. The trees will be on display inside the Oklahoma History Center following the 5:30 p.m. public tree lighting.
“Sarah and I look forward to celebrating the Christmas season with Oklahoma students and families on Monday,” Stitt said. “This is an unique opportunity for us to come together as a state and commemorate a holiday season that promotes hope and peace for all.”
“The annual tree lighting ceremony is one of my favorite events of the year,” Hofmeister said. “It is always a pleasure to see the creativity and excitement of our students and teachers, and the lighting of the tree is an excellent reminder of the joys of the season and the importance of family and community.”
The annual Governor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is sponsored by the Office of the Governor, the State Department of Education, and the Oklahoma Arts Council.