DENVER - Free tours of the Governor's Residence, all decked out for the holidays, are being offered through Friday, Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
All guests are admitted on a first come, first served basis.
Top local designers have decorated the halls and rooms of the residence with holiday décor inspired by state china used to serve VIP's.
The china features a beautiful, blue columbine flower along with silver and gold, Colorado's precious minerals. For the first time in eight years, the exterior of the home has also been decorated and includes festive garland and the Colorado millennium tree lit by more than 3,000 LED lights.
A commemorative holiday ornament, inspired by the state china is available for purchase. A new ornament design is added to the series each year. All of the ornaments in the series are made of the finest quality brass, screen-printed, and hand finished in 24-karat gold.
Ornaments may be purchased for $30 in the gift shop at the Governor's Residence during holiday tours or online at http://www.coloradoshome.org/gift-shop/.
All proceeds support the efforts of the Governor's Residence Preservation Fund which was founded in 2008 to preserve the historic Governor's Residence at the Boettcher Mansion.
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