Christmas at the Georgia Governor's Mansion kicked off December 2 with the annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree. Last week GeorgiaGov got an inside look at this year's Christmas Tour, "Songs of Christmas."
First Lady Deal enthusiastically greets every visitor to the mansion - as many as 1,000 visitors a day tour the home. Each room is lavishly decorated with arrangements donated by local florists and citizens, and volunteers guide you through the mansion. The tour features 32 trees sourced from Georgia distributors and farmers. Popular holiday songs inspire each room's decor, and orchestras and choruses from across the state perform in the State Drawing Room and the State Ballroom.
The Georgia Governor's Mansion is also an official collection site for both the Salvation Army Red Kettle and Toys for Tots, a program sponsored by the United States Marine Corp.
The tours are free and open to the public through December 18. Hours are Monday – Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. You can visit the Tour's website for glimpses and photos of the mansion as well as tour information and reservations.
Check out the photo gallery below for pictures of the decorations at the Governor's Mansion!