Governor Scott Walker kicked off the Christmas season at the Capitol by lighting the 2018 State Capitol Christmas Tree.
The balsam fir is decorated with “Wisconsin’s Dairyland” themed ornaments made by students throughout the state. Governor Scott Walker says;
“This year’s Capitol Christmas Tree is a symbol of many of our state’s strong traditions. The tree itself stands as a symbol of our state’s history in the logging industry, the ornaments represent our state’s ever-important dairy industry, and everyone coming together to decorate and visit the tree represent the sense of community we all love about Wisconsin.”
Others ventured down to protest Walker and made their voices heard while he took the podium. Walker later tweeted about the protesters who drowned out a high school choir.
Protesters in Capitol try to drown out performance of Silent Night by Tri-County High School choir. I can handle the shouts but leave the kids alone. pic.twitter.com/8R65OJ7igt— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) December 4, 2018
The Christmas tree was coordinated by the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association. The tree stands between 35 and 40 feet tall.