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Governor Walker asks art teachers, parents, and youth all across Wisconsin to help the State of Wisconsin decorate the 2017 Capitol Christmas Tree. The theme of the tree this year will be the Capitol’s 100th Birthday

Students are asked to make ornaments from non-breakable materials.  They must be strong enough to hold up during shipping and to be handled while the tree is being decorated. For these reasons, we recommend students do not use fragile items or paper cutouts that may tear easily. We suggest ornaments that are 4-6 inches in size and are made from a color that contrasts with the color of the tree so they can easily be seen and enjoyed by all visitors.

New this year, we hope schools and parents will share young peoples’ experience making the ornaments with pictures and stories through Facebook and Twitter using #WICapitolTree.

To be considered, ornaments must be submitted by November 22 and should be based on the Capitol’s 100th Birthday theme. Ornaments can be mailed to:

Claire Franz
Wisconsin Department of Administration
Division of Facilities Management
17 West Main Street, Suite 119
Madison, WI 53703

The 2017 Capitol Christmas Tree will be located by a DNR warden in the Brule River State Forest area.  The DNR is arranging delivery with a local trucking company and the exact delivery date is tentatively set for Wednesday, November 15. The tree will be put up in the Capitol Rotunda, lit and start to be decorated on Tuesday, November 28 and will be completed by Thursday, November 30.