West Virginia Christmas tree lighting set for Tuesday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s annual Joyful Night celebration and tree lighting ceremony will be held this week at the state Capitol Complex in Charleston.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on the south plaza with performances from West Virginia high school bands. Gov. Jim Justice and first lady Cathy Justice will light the state Christmas tree at 6 p.m.

Student ornament winners will be introduced afterward at the state Culture Center, followed by refreshments and entertainment. Jim and Cathy Justice later then will read “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” in the Governor’s Mansion.

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