Capitol Hill Celebrates the Holiday Season at Annual Tree Lighting

The Hill is Alive for the Holidays!

On Saturday, December 1, hundreds of community members joined the Capitol Hill BID in kicking off the holiday season at the annual George Didden Capitol Hill Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration. The tree, affectionately called “Big George,” was planted in 2007 to honor George Didden III, the BID’s founding president and beloved member of the Capitol Hill community.

Our “men in blue” served coffee, hot chocolate and doughnuts as Joyous Voices (above) entertained the crowd, singing holiday carols in their Victorian-era apparel. BID President Patty Brosmer welcomed the crowd along with Paul Pascal, chairman of the board. Councilmember Tommy Wells also gave remarks at the event. As per tradition, the entire Didden family was present to watch as Mrs. Kathy Didden and her granddaughters flipped the switch to illuminate the tree.

Community participation in the annual tree lighting grows every year as we come together to celebrate the season while honoring the memory of our beloved friend George. Thank you to all who came out to celebrate!

Below: A family photo in front of “Big George.” Kathy Didden with her daughter Amanda Edwards, Amanda’s husband Mark Edwards and their children Mary Kate (right) and two-month old Georgia Grace.