Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Invite Pennsylvanians to Visit the Governor’s Residence this Holiday Season

December 02, 2015

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today announced opportunities for the public to visit the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg throughout December to view holiday decorations and celebrate the holiday season.

The Governor and First Lady will open the Governor’s Residence, located at 2035 North Front Street, for a Holiday Open House from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 13, which will be held in conjunction with Historic Harrisburg’s Annual Candlelight House Tour. Santa Claus will be in attendance and performers will include Trust Company A Capella Singers, the Susquehanna Flute Quartet, the Governor’s Horns Brass Quintet, Central Dauphin High School Choir, and pianists Karl Hausman, Anne L. Parmer, Roger J. Levin MD and Jon Abel. Additionally, the Residence will be open from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on December 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16th for holiday tours.

Visitors to the Residence throughout the month will have an opportunity to sign holiday cards to send to members of the military, veterans and their families as part of the American Red Cross “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program. Visitors are also encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy, to be collected by members of the United States Marines for the Toys for Tots Program.

“The Holidays are a time to celebrate friends and family and remember all that we have to be thankful for,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “This year I am especially thankful for the opportunity to serve Pennsylvanians as Governor, and I hope that many of them will be able to make a visit to the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg as part of their holiday celebrations this year.”

“In addition to the magnificent decorations lent by many of our outstanding volunteer designers, I also encourage visitors to take advantage of this opportunity to give back to our community through Toys for Tots and Holiday Mail for Heroes,” said First Lady Frances Wolf.

Visitors to the Residence during this holiday season will also be able to view the current art exhibition entitled, “The Pennsylvania Arts Experience,” which is on display in the State Rooms through the end of February 2016 and features work from over 70 local Pennsylvania artists from the York-based nonprofit organization, The Pennsylvania Arts Experience.

The Holiday Open House and tours are free, and reservations are not required. No large bags, purses or totes are permitted, and security measures will be in place. For more information, visit

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