Celebrate the holiday season with a Tennessee Residence Holiday Tour featuring this year’s theme: Songs of the Season
Guests are invited to join Governor Bill Lee and First Lady Maria Lee in celebrating their first Christmas season at the Tennessee Residence with the home beautifully decorated for the holidays. Holiday tours will begin on Friday, December 6, 2019 and will conclude on Sunday, December 15, 2019.
This year’s theme will showcase Songs of the Season where tour guests will enjoy festive decor throughout the historical Governor’s home artfully inspired by the classic carols of the most wonderful time of the year. Families, friends, school groups, tour groups and individuals are all welcome to register for a tour of Tennessee’s home that is sure to bring all the delight and merriment of the holiday season.
Self-guided tours will be available at the Tennessee Residence during the dates and times indicated on the event sign up page. Tour reservations are required to attend. Parking will be provided at a nearby church parking lot at Woodmont Hills Church, 3710 Franklin Rd, Nashville, TN 37204 and guests will be shuttled onto the Tennessee Residence property for tours. For more information, please visit: www.tn.gov/residence.
Want to help those in need this holiday season?
In the true spirit of the holiday season, the Lees are bringing a new tradition to the Tennessee Residence by way of collecting items for those in need. Donated items will benefit five nonprofits from across the state that work to serve at-risk youth, families, foster children, homeless and victims of abuse. Each nonprofit will be represented by a tree decorated in Conservation Hall, and donated items will be collected underneath the trees as a visible representation of the impact that generous Tennesseans will have this holiday season.
First Lady Maria Lee and her team will collect items throughout the holiday tour season at the Tennessee Residence. Items should NOT be wrapped. Monetary donations are NOT accepted. We invite you consider bringing one or more items from the list below. Donations are NOT required to attend. Items are categorized by nonprofit in need:
Area Relief Ministries
Collected items will benefit the homeless of the Jackson-area
Steel toe boots, sizes 10-14
Gift cards: Subway or Wal-Mart
Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse
Collected items will benefit victims of child abuse in Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Tipton and Weakley Counties
Please note: ages newborn-17
Collected items will benefit women, men and families dealing with: unplanned pregnancies, access to women’s healthcare, prevention education, pregnancy loss (miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death, failed IVF/Adoption and abortion) and postpartum depression of Middle Tennessee
Diapers (newborn to size 4) and wipes
Baby shoes/socks/hats for winter
Onesies for winter
Feminine hygiene products (pads, tampons)
Isaiah 117 House
Collected items will benefit children awaiting foster care placement in Blount, Bradley, Carter, Cocke, Coffee, Greene, Franklin, Grundy, Rutherford, Sullivan and Washington Counties
Please note: new items only, ages newborn-17
Collected items will benefit the at-risk youth of Lonsdale and Parkridge Neighborhoods in Knoxville
Gift cards: Chick-Fil-A, McDonalds, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts
Shuttle parking for each day of the tours will be provided from a nearby church parking lot at Woodmont Hills Church, 3710 Franklin Rd, Nashville, TN 37204.
Please arrive no more than 10 minutes ahead of your scheduled tour time. You will park at the church lot and be shuttled to the Residence. Shuttles will also bring you back to your vehicle upon exiting the tour. Restrooms will not be available at the shuttle lot, but will be available once you arrive at the Tennessee Residence.
Please bring a valid photo ID if possible to help expedite the check in process at the shuttle lot.
For assistance registering for a tour or for any questions you may have about holiday tours, please contact the Tennessee Residence by emailing Tennessee.Residence@tn.gov or calling 615-399-4254. See the registration link for Frequently Asked Questions.
Image by The Tennessee Residence.