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Holiday decorations go up at governor's mansion; students perform for governor, first lady

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The holidays have officially arrived at the Governor's Mansion.

Tuesday, the building was decked out with a Christmas tree and other decorations. Governor John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards also got a very special performance from students at Our Lady of Mercy. Tuesday's Christmas celebration was topped off with holiday treats and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

"This is one of the most beautiful times of the year, and the governor and I invite everyone to join us in celebrating the spirit of the season,” said First Lady Edwards. “From the Capitol to the Governor’s Mansion, there are many sights and sounds to take in, some of which you can only experience in Louisiana. We are excited to share them with those from near and far, and we wish everyone a safe and wonderful holiday season filled with many blessings."

Six Christmas trees have been put up throughout the mansion. They have been decorated with hundreds or ornaments and lights. And for guests visiting the mansion, Cajun Santa and his swamp sleigh, driven by Louisiana alligators, can be seen in front of the Capitol Lake. 

The capitol, which is the most visited state capitol building in the country, will be lit up in red and green for the holiday season.

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