Christmas events scheduled for Statehouse rotunda


imagesBy Jacie Shoaf

INDIANAPOLIS – The public is invited to attend two Christmas at the Capitol events featuring musical performances by Hoosier groups this weekend in the Indiana Statehouse.

The event will occur at 5 p.m. on Friday with more music again at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The event is free.

The program will include performances from Plainfield High School Belles et Beaux, the Logansport High School Swing Choir, the Hamilton Southeastern Royal Edition, the Oak Trace Elementary Treble Choir, the Union Chapel Bible College, Canterbury School Chamber Singers, the Southridge High School Choir and the Irvington Community School One Voice Choir.

Refreshments will be available and the Indiana Constitution will be on display.

Also, kids will be decorating the Statehouse Christmas tree on Friday morning prior to the event using handmade ornaments. Pence will also read “Twas the Night Before Christmas” to those in attendance for the tree trimming.

Christmas at the Capital is presented by Jim and Betsy Corridan with the Friends of the Indiana State Archives, a nonprofit organization to preserve Indiana history.

Jim Corridan, a state archivist for the Indiana Commission on Public Records, brought the idea of the Christmas at the Capital event to Indiana after seeing a similar event in Maryland.

“We hope to have hundreds of Hoosiers in the Capitol in December to celebrate the season and enjoy the people’s house in Indianapolis,” Corridan said. “We are so pleased to have governor and Mrs. Pence joining us in the inaugural Christmas at the Capitol event.”

Jacie Shoaf is a reporter for, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.