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Holiday Open House

Sunday, December 11, 2022, 1:00-6:00 P.M.

Tour the beautiful decor of the Governor's Residence during the December season by attending our annual Holiday Open House! This event is free and open to the public.

Please join us for an afternoon of entertainment, cookies, and hot chocolate! Check back for schedule info. Please note: registration is not required. 

Following is a schedule of entertainment provided by volunteers during the Holiday Open House: 

State Dining Room:
  • 1:30 PM – Camp Hill United Methodist Bell Choir, Cumberland County
  • 2:30 PM – Pianist Karl Hausman, Berks County
  • 3:30 PM – Susquehanna Flute Quartet, York County
  • 4:30 PM - Allegro Trio
Grand Hall Steps/Reception Room:
  • 1:30 PM – Mechanicsburg Area Wildcat Singers, Cumberland County
  • 2:30 PM – Pittsburgh Youth Orchestra, Allegheny County
  • 3:30 PM – State College Area High School Treble Makers and Chamber Singers, Centre County
  • 4:30 PM – Pianist Karl Hausman, Berks County
In addition, volunteer contributors to this year’s holiday decorations at the Residence include:
  • Students from Tri Valley School in Schuylkill County, who made ornaments for the Children’s Tree; 
  • Denise Treaster and Julie Shade from Harristown Enterprises, Inc. (Dauphin County), who designed and decorated the Laurel Room; 
  • The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (Strasburg, PA), who designed and installed the railroad display under the Children’s Tree in the State Dining Room; 
  • Stephany Dugan and Alison Dugan from ReCovered (Clearfield County), who designed and decorated the Grand Hall Entrance;
  • Mark Vickrey from Blooms by Vickrey (Cumberland County), who designed and decorated the Family Dining Room; 
  • Shawn Durborow-Bowersox from Paper Moon Flowers and Events (Dauphin County), who designed and decorated the Erie Room; 
  • The Wolf Family, who decorated the State Entrance;
  • Staff from Constituent Services in the Governor’s Office, who decorated the Governor’s Library; and 
  • Staff from the Governor’s Residence, who decorated the First Lady’s Office. 
The American Red Cross Holidays for Heroes program will also be present with holiday cards for visitors to fill out for local veterans. 

Visitors will also have the opportunity to view a collection of non-representational, abstract quilt and fiber works by York-based Polly Stetler, the current art exhibition on display at the Governor’s Residence.

A sampling of photographs from One Lens: Sharing Our Common Views is also on display. One Lens is a statewide collaborative visual and storytelling project organized by Pennsylvania’s First Lady Wolf, in partnership with the PA Council on the ArtsPA Historical and Museum Commission, the PA Tourism Office, and the Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians to document Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 pandemic experience.

Residence Tours
The Residence will be open for self-guided tours from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. December 5–9 and December 19-23. No large bags, purses, or totes are permitted, and security measures will be in place.

Parking Info
Parking is available along North 2nd Street and in a Commonwealth-owned lot located at the corner of North 2nd Street and Maclay Street (diagonal from the Sunoco gas station). Visitors should enter the Residence on foot at the North 2nd Street gate.