Are alpacas the new reindeer? Two Island alpacas were on hand last week for the annual State House Christmas Tree lighting in Boston.

Barbara Ronchetti, owner of the Island Alpaca Farm in Oak Bluffs, attended the festiities with Atticus Rex and Mozart, two of the farm’s more than 50 alpaca.

The theme of this year’s holiday open house was Make It a Massachusetts Holiday, with the goal of promoting tourism and agriculture. Ms. Ronchetti and her alpacas were representing the Cape and Islands, and were greeted by attendees and passers-by. The alpacas were on hand as Santa Claus lit the State House Christmas tree.