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Governor invites public to candlelight tours, annual tree lighting ceremony

This year’s Candlelight Tours and annual tree lighting ceremony at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Friday. MDC

JEFFERSON CITY – Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson are inviting families to attend this year’s Candlelight Tours and annual tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion. The annual lighting of the tree will be followed by this year’s Candlelight Tours.

The Candlelight Tours will run until 8 p.m. on Friday and from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4. On Friday, the Bolivar High School choir will perform on the mansion steps beginning at 5:30 p.m., prior to the tree lighting.

This year’s theme is “Standing United: A Salute to Christmas.” During the Candlelight Tours, visitors will be able to walk through the festively decorated ground floor of the Governor’s Mansion. Toys for Tots representatives will also be in attendance during the Candlelight Tours to accept donations of new, unwrapped toys or monetary contributions to support Missouri children this holiday season.

The Candlelight Tours are free and open to the public. Visitors will enter through the Madison Street gate.


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