Governor’s Mansion Open for Candlelight Tours Dec. 11 & 18


November 28, 2023

Governor’s Mansion Open for Candlelight Tours Dec. 11 and 18

Montgomery – Gov. Kay Ivey will open the Governor’s Mansion for candlelight tours on Monday, Dec. 11 and Monday, Dec. 18. The tours will be from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Although the tours are free, those attending must have tickets for the self-guided tour. The tickets are available at the Governor’s Mansion gift shop, located at 30 Finley Ave., across the street from the side entrance of the mansion, or the Alabama Tourism Department gift shop located in the Center for Commerce from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

“Whether it be spending time with loved ones, enjoying our favorite meals or giving thanks for all the Good Lord has granted us, there is always so much to look forward to as we move into the holiday season,” said Gov. Ivey. “Each year, I am always excited to share the beautifully decorated Governor’s Mansion with my fellow Alabamians. I invite every Alabamian – young and old – to come visit the Mansion to view all of the Christmas decorations in one of the upcoming Candlelight Tours.”

Jerry Thrash is designing and decorating the mansion. This year’s holiday theme will connect with the Tourism Department’s Year of Alabama Birding campaign, “Birds of Alabama.”

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.

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Press Contact:

Brooklyn Lundy, Public Relations Manager

Alabama Tourism Department