Gov. Bill Haslam hosts lighting of Capitol Christmas tree - WKRN News 2

Gov. Bill Haslam hosts lighting of Capitol Christmas tree

Posted: Updated: Nov 26, 2012 06:36 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam lit the Christmas tree at the Tennessee Capitol on Monday evening.

The 30-foot Norway spruce tree was moved to Nashville from state-owned land in Arrington and has been decorated with more than 6,000 LED lights.

This year's tree is three feet taller than last year's, and has twice as many lights.

The event for state employees, their families and the public was held on the plaza across from the Capitol building.

The celebration featured horse and carriage rides, a reindeer named Comet, a visit from Santa and recording artist Chris Young.

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