JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) The 2021 Missouri Governor’s Mansion Christmas trees will arrive on Monday, November 29, 2021, between 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. A portion of Madison Street will be closed during this time.
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. Mr. and Mrs. Lieble decided to donate their tree because the tree has 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.
Missouri Department of Conservation staff will install the indoor tree, and Missouri Office of Administration staff will install the Mansion lawn tree. Members of the media are invited to cover the arrival and placement of the tree on the lawn.
Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson also cordially invite families to attend this year’s Candlelight Tours and annual tree lighting ceremony at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion on Friday, December 3 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. As Governor Parson and First Lady Parson will be on their Trade Mission to 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 on Monday, December 6, 2021, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The Candlelight Tours are free and open to the public. Visitors will enter through the Madison Street gate.