Missourians invited to view Christmas decorations at the Governor’s mansion

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Photo by Tim Sampson.
Holiday decorations have already started appearing throughout the state capitol. The public is invited to tour the Governor’s Mansion this weekend to view its decorations.

Missouri News Horizon
– It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the state capitol.

As decorations begin appearing throughout the capitol city, Gov. Jay Nixon and his wife Georganne Nixon welcomed the arrival of their Christmas trees Monday morning. The trees are scheduled for a public lighting ceremony on Friday with public tours available throughout the weekend.

This year’s trees are both White Pines from Tannenbaum Tree Farm in Armstrong, Mo., selected by the Missouri Department of Conservation.
The trees will be lit in a formal ceremony at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Afterwards, public visitors will be invited to take candlelight tours of the mansion from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and then again from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The tours will provide an intimate look into several rooms of the historic building, which has been home to Missouri’s governors since 1871. The Mansion is located at 100 Madison St. in Jefferson City.