Governor Donald L. Carcieri and First Lady Sue Carcieri will host the annual tree-lighting ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 2nd at 5:30 p.m. at the State House. The evening begins with a reception in the State Room followed by musical entertainment, an address from Governor Carcieri and the actual tree lighting in the Rotunda at 6:10 p.m.
The Rhode Island National Guard 88th Army Band will perform in the State Room from 5:30 p.m. until 5:40 p.m. The Pilgrim High School Chorale, under the direction of JoAnn Phillips, will sing a selection of holiday songs from 5:40 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A representative from WPRI Channel 12 will act as Master of Ceremonies. The tree-lighting will take place after remarks from the Governor at approximately 6:10 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus are expected to arrive at 6:15 p.m.
Following the event, all children are invited to the crafts tables where they can make an ornament to take home.
Office of the Governor · 222 State House, Providence, RI 02903-1196