POSTED: Friday, November 30, 2012 --- 10:10 a.m.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Capitol Christmas tree is now lighted and decorated for the holiday season.
Gov. Scott Walker and representatives from Wisconsin tree farms held a tree lighting ceremony on Friday morning to turn on the lights.
The 37-foot balsam fir tree in the Capitol rotunda is decorated with handmade ornaments from school children. A small model train runs around the base of the tree, which came from a Medford farm.
The tree will remain up through New Year's.
Walker cut down a much smaller tree that is in the governor's conference room just a few feet away from the much larger tree in the rotunda.
Copyright 2012: Associated Press
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