Uniquely Baton Rouge: Christmas inside the Governor’s Mansion


There’s no denying the magic the Christmas holiday season brings and inside Louisiana’s Governor’s Mansion, that holiday magic is on full display.

First Lady Donna Edwards has spent her last three Christmases in the mansion and is now looking forward to four more.

While where she spends her family’s Christmas morning has changed, many traditions are still the same.

Tradition fills the first floor of the Governor’s Mansion during the season; from the trees adorned with the official state ornament, to the trees adorned with ornaments from schools in each of Louisiana’s 64 parishes.

For decades and spanning multiple administrations, the Governor’s mansion has long represented the people’s house. Especially during the Christmas holiday season, First Lady Edwards invites you to explore the mansion’s magic for yourself.

As you prepare to celebrate the holidays with your family and friends, a season’s greeting from the Edwards’ family to yours.

To learn more about visiting the mansion during the holidays or at any point throughout the year, click here.

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