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This holiday season visit the Oregon State Capitol and enjoy events sure to be a hit with your entire family!           


The annual Grand Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place in the Rotunda on Tuesday, November 28. A performance by West Salem High School kicks off the celebration at 5 p.m. The tree lighting ceremony will take place around 5:30 p.m. After the ceremony, Santa and Mrs. Claus will delight children and provide photo opportunities.  Cookies and punch will be served.


Musical performances will take place Monday through Saturday in the Capitol Rotunda, November 29 through December 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  School choirs, musicians and performers will represent their communities from throughout Oregon. Visitors to the Capitol during this holiday celebration will be immersed in the atmosphere of the season as they watch the performances, view the beautiful decorations and see the American Flyer model train circle a miniature village under Oregon’s official holiday tree.  Performances will be streamed live Monday through Friday as they are performed, and re-aired when live performances are done for the day. 


We hope to see you at your Oregon State Capitol during this most wonderful time of the year!





For more information, please contact Visitor Services at 503-986-1388




Musical Performances:

November 29 ~ December 22
Monday through Saturday

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Click to download 
Choir Schedule 2017

Learn more about our
Holiday Train:

​​National Assoc of
S Gaugers Train