Posted 11/17/2023

Governor Bill Lee and First Lady Maria Lee invite Tennesseans to celebrate the Christmas season at the Tennessee Residence with the 2023 Christmas tours.

Beginning on Friday, December 1st, Tennessee’s historic home will be decorated for Christmas in this year’s theme, “Heaven and Nature Sing.” The decorations will portray the larger-than-life magic experienced in the delight and merriment of the holiday season, the beauty of Tennessee’s natural landscapes, and the joy of the coming of Christ.

In partnership with the First Lady’s Tennessee Serves initiative, the Governor and First Lady are continuing their Christmas tradition of encouraging guests to give back during the holiday season by bringing requested items to support the work of five select nonprofits nationwide. This year’s nonprofits include Birthright of Memphis, Creative Aging Memphis, Dismas House, Jonathan’s Path, and Sevier County Food Ministries.

Christmas tours will be available Friday, December 1st through Sunday, December 3rd, and Thursday, December 7th through Sunday, December 10th. All tours are self-guided, free to the public, and require a reservation.

To schedule a tour or for additional information and requested donations, visit the Tennessee Residence website.