- Associated Press - Monday, December 8, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Residence, home to Gov. Bill Haslam and Crissy Haslam, is open to the public for holiday tours.

The decoration theme this year is Tennessee landscapes.

According to the Office of the First Lady, Crissy Haslam visited more than half of Tennessee’s 56 state parks to collect ideas and natural materials for the holiday decorations.

One of the Christmas trees is adorned with ornaments that were hand-painted by artists selected by the managers of each park. The decorations on another tree were created by children in the parks’ Junior Rangers Program.

The open house runs through Dec. 17, with tours offered Monday through Saturday.

Reservations for the tours are available on the first lady’s website at www.tn.gov/firstlady.


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