Watch the live-stream of the Tree Lighting on OhioChannel.org.
The holiday season opens in Ohio with the annual holiday Statehouse event. Attend the Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting to kick off the 2021 holiday season. Historical characters and modern dignitaries will be on hand to greet guests, including Santa himself.
Enjoy complimentary cookies, music, activity tables, dance performances, and a demonstration by the K-9 patrol. Get your photo taken with Santa Claus in front of the Ohio Statehouse holiday tree.
5:00-5:30 p.m. Prelude music by Columbus Children's Choir in the Atrium
5:30-5:45 p.m. Tree Lighting with Governor DeWine in the Atrium
5:45-7:30 p.m. Holiday Festival at the Ohio Statehouse
Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus
Performances by OhioDance and ballet by Drake Dance Academy
Mascots from Columbus Clippers, Salvation Army, Chick-fil-A, Mr. Peanut
and Smokey Bear
Performances in the Atrium: Ohio State Highway Patrol K-9 demonstration,
JG Company of John Glenn High School, All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir,
Pickerington High School Chamber Strings
Activity Tables by Ohio Treasurer of State, Ohio-Find It Here, Ohio Dept.
of Natural Resources, Pageant Winners, Ohio Statehouse Museum
Education Center, 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A and YPN of the
Columbus Board of Realtors
This program is sponsored by the Capitol Square Foundation and Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board.