Annual Lighting of the Tree Begins Holiday Events in Raleigh

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The cheerful notes of familiar holiday jingles waft through the crisp, wintery air while people fill the street, looking toward a darkened tree. Suddenly, the night sky bursts with light when the tree, elegantly adorned with bulbs, comes to life, bringing the holiday season into full swing.

If you haven’t experienced the annual lighting of the tree in Raleigh, North Carolina, the opportunity awaits.

Thursday, December 12th, Governor and First Lady McCrory will host the State Capitol tree lighting. This downtown event will include the first day of the annual Holiday Open House at the Executive Mansion.

Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with the Raleigh Concert Band and Garner Magnet High Die Meister playing festive music until the Governor arrives at 6:15 p.m. to light the tree, which can be seen from Fayetteville Street on the south end of the Capital square. Following the annual lighting of the tree, tours of the Capitol start at 6:30 p.m. and holiday music will continue to cheer visitors throughout the evening.

Yellow Dog Bread Company, a new business startup on Person Street, will be selling coffee and pastries during the event; the Junior Woman’s club will be giving away cookies and hot chocolate; Mascots will be in attendance; and Santa Claus intends to make an appearance.

The N.C. Museum of History and N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences will keep their doors open late to invite guests to enjoy the many exhibits and displays they host.

Raleigh’s Annual Lighting of the Tree reminds us at Leith Honda Aberdeen that families all around will soon seek their own trees. One problem so many people face is the difficulty of transporting their chosen holiday spruce.

The Honda Odyssey is the perfect vehicle to safely transport your tree.

The winter weather can make travel difficult, especially with a spruce strapped to the roof. Snow and ice obstruct your view and pose a dangerous risk for an accident. Luckily for you, Honda prides itself on the litany of safety features provided on various models. We also like to brag about our creature comforts to help make the ride more enjoyable!

We offer a back-up camera, vehicle stability assist, tire pressure monitor, and rear window defroster so you can see where you’re going and know that vehicle is still safely operating.

Some other options offered the Odyssey can offer are heated outside mirrors, heated driver’s seat, heated passenger’s seat, and an outside temperature gauge. These features will keep you toasty as you watch the temperature drop from the comfort of the inside of your Honda.

Of course, we cannot forget the amazing safety package that can include a multi-function steering wheel, side-impact door beams, dual air bags, 3-point seatbelts, and anti-lock braking system.

So what’s keeping you back? Come down to Leith Honda Aberdeen and check out any one of our great models!

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