WSAW NewsChannel 7  | Central WI, Wausau, Rhinelander  |  News, Weather, Sports

Gov. Walker Presides Over Tree Lighting Ceremony

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Capitol Christmas tree is now lit.

Gov. Scott Walker presided over a low-key early morning ceremony Thursday during which the lights of the 30-foot balsam fir were turned on.

The tree features ornaments made by school children across Wisconsin.

Walker says ornaments were submitted from 152 schools across the state.

Christmas tree growers from across the state as well as women who quilted a new skirt to go around the base of the Capitol tree attended the event with Walker.

The tree stands in the middle of the Capitol rotunda, surrounded by other displays including two nativity scenes, a sign and a "Winter Solstice Nativity" disavowing Christmas by the Freedom from Religion Foundation and a "Seinfeld"-inspired Festivus pole.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the discussion rules.

powered by Disqus
WSAW-TV 1114 Grand Ave. Wausau, WI 54403
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 234599171