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CT residents welcome into Governor's home for Holiday Open House

generic Christmas ornament
generic Christmas ornament

Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell extends an invitation to the public to attend the Holiday Open House at the Governor’s Residence in Hartford taking place the first weekend of December. No RSVP necessary for this rare opportunity to glimpse into the residency of Governor Rell.

As quoted in the official press release on the website: “This house truly belongs to the public,” Governor Rell said. “This free open house gives families from across the state the opportunity to see the Governor’s Residence decorated for the holidays. I urge everyone to take a few minutes to stop in and say hello.”

Festivities of the open house will include live entertainment by the US Coast Guard Choral Group, local high school choir groups, Simsbury Light Opera, and more…plus an appearance by jolly old St. Nicholas to distribute candy canes to the youngsters.

Open House Schedule:

Friday, December 4th from 10 am to 3 pm
Saturday, December 5th from 10 am to 3 pm
Sunday, December 6th from 12 pm to 4 pm

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation will be collecting toys for children and teens. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to support the wonderful cause.

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  • Interested Reader 5 years ago

    This was a great article. It was also a awesome place to visit. It was nice of the govenor to allow people access to her house for the holidays.