Friday, December 2, 2016

Christmas By Candlelight Tour at State Capitol

JACKSON – The State Capitol will rejoin the annual Christmas by Candlelight Tour on Friday with music and a visit from Santa Claus, Speaker of the House Philip Gunn and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said.
The Capitol was recently named as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of Interior. Portions of the Capitol were under renovation last year during the event.

Music performances include “Christmas Jazz at Sunset” under the direction of Bob Davidson, director of Senate Legislative Services. The group features a rhythm section with horns and will perform in the Rotunda throughout the evening. Punch and cookies will be served.

The Capitol joins the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion, Old Capitol Museum, Manship House Museum, Eudora Welty House and Garden, and William F. Winter Building for the Christmas by Candlelight Tour. The sites will be decorated for the holiday season. Free transportation will take visitors from site to site, with parking available at the Old Capitol and the State Capitol. The tour begins at 4:30 p.m. and runs until 8:30 p.m.

For more information about the 21st Annual Christmas by Candlelight Tour call 601-576-6800 or email

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