Saturday 4th December 2021

Have a large evergreen that needs removed? Donate it to MDC for use as a Christmas tree outside the governor’s mansion.

The 2021 Missouri Governor’s Mansion Christmas trees is scheduled to arrive at approximately 7 to 8 a.m. Monday, November 29. During the delivery of the tree, state officials say a portion of Madison Street in Jefferson City will be closed.

According to a press release, the tree that will be displayed on the Mansion lawn is a 30 foot Norway Spruce donated by Steve and Carla Lieble of Columbia, Missouri. The Liebles had decided to donate their tree because it had grown too large for their front yard. The tree for the Mansion interior is a 20-foot Norway spruce supplied by Pea Ridge Forest in Hermann.

Officials say the Missouri Department of Conservation staff will install the indoor tree, and Missouri Office of Administration staff will install the Mansion lawn tree.

In addition to the installation of the trees, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson also invite families to attend this year’s Candlelight Tours and annual tree lighting ceremony at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 3.

As Governor Parson and First Lady Parson are scheduled to be on their Trade Mission in Israel and Greece, Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe and Second Lady Claudia Kehoe will light the 2021 Mansion Christmas tree at 6 p.m. on Friday.

The Candlelight Tours will begin immediately following the tree lighting, and the Mansion doors will be open until 8 p.m. on Friday.

During the tours, visitors will be able to walk through the festively decorated ground floor of the Mansion. Tours will also be available from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, December 6.

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

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