Governor's Mansion Opens for Christmas Tours


By Ellis Eskew

It was a beautiful night at the Governor's mansion as the Bentley's opened up their doors to let the public see inside.

The Governor's mansion welcomed in its guests with grand Christmas style as a children's choir sang carols on the grand staircase.

Guests wandered from room to room taking in all the décor with each room having its own special tree.

Decorators from across the state volunteered to lend their expertise to the mansion.

Some trees were decorated with ornaments from more than 400 school children throughout the state.

"I used to live here. I grew up in Prattville. I remember it when it was a real old house. Oh it's pretty, really amazing to see," said guest Evelyn Rosier.

There was also a tree dedicated to the men and women across alabama who serve in our military.

"Someone invited us out to see the Governor's mansion. Absolutely loved the military tree. It's beautiful, a fabulous tour, and I'm really glad they opened it up to us," said guest Sherri Hrovatin.

The Christmas tours at the Governor's mansion will be opened to the public for the next two Mondays, Dec. 10th and 17th, from 5 until 7 pm. The tickets are free.