Governor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Lighting Ceremony

When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Where: Oklahoma State Capitol (South)

Hosts: Office of Governor Mary Fallin, the Oklahoma State Department of Education, the Oklahoma Arts Council, the Office of Management & Enterprise Services and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.


Events Office
- Governor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony or (405) 522-8767

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister welcomes schools to attend the Governor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, at the Oklahoma State Capitol. All students and the public are invited to attend the lighting of the Capitol tree, which will take place on the south side of the Capitol.

Calling all First through Fifth Grade Classrooms!

On behalf of Governor Mary Fallin and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister, we are excited to announce the upcoming Governor's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Christmas Tree Lighting Tree Decorating Application 2017
2016 Classroom Participants Announced, November 3, 2016 
Classroom Notification is Wednesday, October 26, 2016
2016 Classroom Application Request - Closed
2015 Classroom Participants
2015 Press Release

Capitol Building Trees Decoration

First through fifth-grade classrooms if selected to participate in this event. Teachers will be notified if their class has been chosen. Each class of students is responsible for decorating one four-foot artificial tree, with a theme selected by the students.

The day’s activities, for the 26 chosen classes, include tree decorating; photos with Governor Fallin and State Superintendent Hofmeister; a visit from Santa Claus; treats; storybook reading; musical entertainment, and the lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree.

Participation Information

If you are attending the Ceremony or Decorating, here are some additional details.

Photos of 2016 Ceremony

2016 Governor's Christmas Ceremony

Schools Selected for Decorating

2016 Selected Schools

  • Washington Grade Center - Ada Public Schools

  • Balko Elementary - Balko Public Schools

  • Bokoshe Elementary - Bokoshe Public Schools

  • Edison Elementary - Bristow Public Schools

  • Cherokee Nation Immersion - Cherokee Nation Public Schools

  • Southwest Elementary - Clinton Public Schools

  • Washington Irving Elementary - Durant Public Schools

  • Orvis Risner Elementary - Edmond Public Schools

  • Gore Lower Elementary - Gore Public Schools

  • Locust Grove Upper Elementary - Locust Grove Public Schools

  • Marietta Primary Elementary - Marietta Public Schools

  • Mason Elementary - Mason Public Schools

  • Parkview Elementary - Mid-Del Public Schools

  • Mill Creek Elementary - Mill Creek Public Schools

  • Elementary Learning Academy - Millwood Public Schools

  • Pioneer Elementary - Noble Public Schools

  • Hawthorne - Oklahoma City Public Schools

  • Barnes Elementary - Owasso Public Schools

  • Lake Park Elementary - Putnam City Public Schools

  • Springer Elementary - Springer Public Schools

  • Stratford Elementary - Stratford Public Schools

  • Strother Elementary - Strother Public Schools

  • Roy Clark Elementary - Union Public Schools

  • Central Intermediate - Wagoner Public Schools

  • Wellston Elementary - Wellston Public Schools

  • Cedar Heights Elementary - Woodward Public Schools

2015 Selected Schools

  • Westfall Elementary - Choctaw/Nicoma Park Public Schools
  • Grove Valley Elementary - Deer Creek Public Schools
  • West Field Elementary - Edmond Public Schools
  • White Rock Elementary - White Rock Public Schools
  • Dibble Elementary - Dibble Public Schools
  • Sequoyah Elementary - Shawnee Public Schools
  • Skyline Elementary - Stillwater Public Schools
  • Carnegie Elementary School - Carnegie Public Schools
  • Bixby Northeast Elementary & Intermediate - Bixby Public Schools
  • Jackson Elementary - Pauls Valley Public Schools
  • Martin Luther King Elementary - Oklahoma City Public Schools
  • Eugene Field Elementary - Oklahoma City Public Schools
  • Grandview Elementary - Elk City Public Schools
  • Jenks East Intermediate School - Jenks Public School
  • Tulsa Legacy Charter School - Tulsa Public Schools
  • Heavener Elementary - Heavener Public Schools
  • Battiest Elementary - Battiest Public Schools
  • Coyle Elementary - Coyle Public Schools
  • Covington-Douglas Elementary School - Covington-Douglas Public Schools
  • Midway Elementary School - Midway Public Schools
  • Sadler Arts Academy - Muskogee Public Schools
  • Pond Creek-Hunter - Pond Creek-Hunter Public Schools
  • Wyandotte Elementary - Wyandotte Public Schools
  • Antlers Elementary - Antlers Public Schools
  • Wilson Elementary School - Wilson Public Schools
  • Poteau Upper Elementary - Poteau Public Schools
Last updated on September 26, 2017