Crews place SC’s official Christmas tree in front of State House

Published: Nov. 8, 2021 at 4:26 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 8, 2021 at 1:07 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC/AP) - South Carolina’s official Christmas tree arrived Monday morning at the State House in downtown Columbia.

Crews lifted the tree into place shortly after 9 a.m. Monday.

The Garden Club of Columbia will spend the next two weeks decorating the tree before the lights are officially turned on Nov. 21 at the annual Governor’s Carolighting celebration.

The annual ceremony will take place at the State House from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In addition to the tree lighting, it will feature performances from artists across the state. Gov. Henry McMaster will also deliver a message during the ceremony.

The tree sits every year by the corner of Gervais and Main streets on the north side of the Statehouse.

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