Governor Jodi Rell is again inviting the public to view the holiday decorations at the Governor’s Residence, 990 Prospect.   Open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3 and 4,  and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday,  December 5.

A commemorative holiday ornament featuring the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch will be sold for $20,  with proceeds to benefit the Governor’s Residence Conservancy.trans Holiday Open House at Governor's Residence[photogallerylink id=20503 align=left]

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will hand out candy canes to children on Friday and Sunday.  Entertainment will be provided during the open house,  under the following schedule:

Friday, December 3
10 a.m.-11 a.m. – U.S. Coast Guard Choral Group
1:30-2:30 p.m. – Foran High School (Milford) Woodwind ensemble

Saturday, December 4
10 a.m.-11 a.m. – Naval Submarine Base Men’s Ensemble
12 p.m.-1 p.m. – Studio E flute duet (Moodus)
2 p.m.-3 p.m. – Valley Shore Chorus (Middletown)

Sunday, December 5
12 p.m.-1 p.m. – Hall High School (West Hartford) Madrigan Singers 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. – Conard High School (West Hartford) Solo Choir and Jazz Quintet
3 p.m.-4 p.m. St. James School (Manchester) Piano and Violin Duet

  1. Sheri says:

    Is there usually a long line for this? I would like to bring my elderly parents and aunt, but they’re not really up to standing in line for more than a few minutes.

    1. WTIC News says:

      Sheri –
      We put your question to the staff at the Governor’s Office. This was the response:

      Friday and Saturday afternoons are the times when the line is shortest.
      When visitors arrive, those who cannot stand for a long period of time can flag down one of the many state troopers on site.
      The troopers will seat those people in the entryway to the Residence.
      When that person’s party makes its way through the line to the entryway, then they can reunite and take the tour.
      People can feel free to contact Carol O’Shea, the Executive Director of the Residence, at 860 906 7757 if they have further questions.

      I hope your family enjoys the tour.
      Dana Whalen

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