Governor's Mansion open for candlelight tours

(Source: AL Dept. of Tourism)
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (PR) -- Gov. Kay Ivey will open the Governor’s Mansion for candlelight tours on the first three Monday nights in December. The tours will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Designers have volunteered their time to decorate the Governor’s Mansion and the neighboring Hill House for the candlelight tours.

"This is the people’s house, and I want to share it with them during this special Christmas season," said Ivey.

Tickets for three tours are available free of charge at the gift shop each Monday prior to the tours. The gift shop is at 30 Finley Ave. across the street from the side entrance of the mansion.

The interior design companies working on decorating the mansion include Tea Olive Designs, Lynne Coker Interiors, CCI Premier ReDesign/Staging, Burrow Interior Design, Patrick Martin and Monday Morning Master Gardener Group.

Choirs and singers scheduled to perform include the Prattville First United Methodist Church Choir on Monday, Albertville High School Show Choir on Dec. 9 and Kimberley and Darrell Glover on Dec. 16.

The Governor’s Mansion is a 1907 Colonial Revival house located at 1142 South Perry St. in Montgomery and has served as the official residence for governors of Alabama since 1951. The neighboring Farley-Hill House became part of the Governor’s Mansion complex in 2003 and will also be open for the candlelight tours.

The mansion will be open for candlelight tours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 2, 9 and 16. More information is available about the Governor’s Mansion candlelight tours by going online at www.alabama.travel.