Governor Jerry Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown will host the 85th Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Monday, December 5 on the west steps of the State Capitol.
This year's tree is a 60-foot white fir from Latour Demonstration State Forest located near Redding in Shasta County, the fifth Capitol Christmas tree to come from a state forest managed by CAL FIRE on behalf of the public.
The tree is decorated with 900 hand-crafted ornaments made by children and adults with developmental disabilities who receive services and support from the state's development centers and 21 nonprofit regional centers.
The Governor and First Lady will light the Capitol Christmas tree with 7-year-old twin boys, Alex and Alan Rosales of Los Angeles.
It will be illuminated by approximately 10,000 ultra-low wattage LED lights.