Thanksgiving is two days away, but they’re getting ready for Christmas at the Governor’s Mansion.

The office of Governor Mike Parson says a 40-foot Christmas tree is set to arrive at the mansion on Monday November 30, 2020, between 7 and 8 o’clock in the morning.

The tree that will be displayed on the Mansion lawn is a 40-foot Norway spruce donated by Doris Baker of Desloge, Missouri

Part of Madison Street will have to be blocked off to get the donated tree where it needs to go.

Two smaller trees will also be put in the mansion and the annual lighting of the Christmas tree is set for December 4th at 6 pm.

Candlelight Tours will begin at 8pm, but this year they’ll be by reservation only.

More information on those is yet to come.


Christmas Trees to Arrive at Missouri Governor’s Mansion November 30, 2020

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) The 2020 Missouri Governor’s Mansion Christmas trees will arrive on Monday, November 30, 2020, 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 40-foot Norway spruce donated by Doris Baker of Desloge, Missouri. Ms. Baker decided to donate her tree because it became too large for her yard. The trees for the Mansion interior include a 17-foot Norway spruce and a 10-foot white pine from Pea Ridge Forest in Hermann.

Missouri Department of Conservation staff will install the indoor trees, 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.

The annual lighting of the tree will take place on Friday, December 4, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. followed by this year’s Candlelight Tours. The Candlelight tours will run until 8 p.m. on Friday and again Monday, December 7 through Wednesday, December 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Preparations for the Candlelight Tours are currently underway. Due to COVID-19, this year’s tours will be by reservation only. Additional details will be provided early next week.