The Christmas tree that will be displayed on the Governor’s Mansion lawn this year will be from a small town in southeast Missouri.
Governor Mike Parson says the tree that will be displayed on the Mansion lawn is a 40-foot Norway spruce donated by Doris Baker, who’s from southeast Missouri’s Desloge. It’s a town of about 5,000 residents, near Farmington.
Ms. Baker has donated her tree because it became too large for her yard.
The tree will arrive in Jefferson City on Monday morning between 7 and 8, and it’s so big that part of Madison Street outside the mansion will be closed, when it arrives.
Missouri Office of Administration (OA) staff will install the Mansion lawn tree.
The governor’s office has also announced that the annual lighting of the tree will take place on Friday December 4, at 6 p.m. That will be followed by candlelight tours that evening until 8. This year’s candlelight tours will be by reservation-only, due to COVID concerns.
Governor Parson’s office says it will announce additional details about the tours early next week.
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