COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - South Carolina's first lady is opening the Governor's mansion to visitors for the holidays this December. First Lady Jenny Sanford will decorate the mansion in the capital for a week. The public will get a chance to see holiday decor December 3rd from 4pm to 7pm. Her four boys are also bringing a little piece of Charleston to Columbia, with their Christmas tree idea this year.
for the 5th year in a row, the Sanford sons have planted their own potted Christmas tree.
This year's theme is Christmas on the coast, taking their love for the Lowcountry to Capital City. Their tree will have sand dollars and sea shells from Sullivan's Island. The tree will also have shotgun shells to represent their love for hunting on the coast.
The Sanfords have a beach house on Sullivan's, where Jenny and the boys live.
The Columbia Garden Club will help transform the mansion into a holiday spectacular. The mansion's executive chef is also preparing a gingerbread replica of the historic Old Exchange Building here in Charleston.
The Mansion will be open for tours by appointment throughout the holidays. Please contact Nancy Bunch at (803)737-1710 for availability.