Jeremiah Gonzalez points to the train display at the Oregon State Capitol Tuesday. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Cheers filled the Oregon State Capitol Tuesday as the 30-foot-tall Noble fir lit up in front of the crowd's eyes.

When the Christmas tree lighting was over, families hung around to snack on cookies and punch while waiting to take photos with Santa.

Kids rushed over to the train display to watch the locomotive turn around the track.

Channa Newell and Vivian Haller wait to see Santa. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Sprague High School's jazz group sang before the tree lighting ceremony Tuesday. (Caleb Wolf/special to Salem Reporter)

Kids took turns sitting in Santa's lap for photos. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Jerry Foulger watches as the train goes by Tuesday night. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Ellie Peterson waits in line for Santa Tuesday night. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Jodee Wheeler, right, watches the train with her two children, Roland and Ruby, and Jenna Barnes, left. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

A snowman is on display in the Capitol Rotunda for the holidays. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Kids watched the train go around a model display Tuesday night. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Kids took turns sitting in Santa's lap for photos. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

A band played while visitors snacked on punch and cookies. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

A crowd gathered to watch the Christmas tree light up at the Oregon State Capitol Tuesday. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

The Christmas tree at the Oregon State Capitol was lit up Tuesday night. (Caleb Wolf/special to Salem Reporter)

A crowd gathered to watch the Christmas tree light up at the Oregon State Capitol Tuesday. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Sprague High School's jazz group sang before the tree lighting ceremony Tuesday. (Caleb Wolf/special to Salem Reporter)

Ryan Morgan and Ellie Peterson wait to see Santa Tuesday. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Poinsettias decorate the Capitol. (Caleb Wolf/special to Salem Reporter)

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