Parson declares December as Christmas Tree Month

Julie Smith/News Tribune photo: 
Students from Happy Hearts Child Development Center, the Special Learning Center and Special Olympics Missouri dress in red T-shirts Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, to help Gov. Mike Parson, at podium, and first lady Teresa Parson dedicate the Christmas Tree outside Parson's Capitol office in Jefferson City. The couple were in their element as they hosted the little ones and listened to them sing familiar Christmas songs.
Julie Smith/News Tribune photo: Students from Happy Hearts Child Development Center, the Special Learning Center and Special Olympics Missouri dress in red T-shirts Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, to help Gov. Mike Parson, at podium, and first lady Teresa Parson dedicate the Christmas Tree outside Parson's Capitol office in Jefferson City. The couple were in their element as they hosted the little ones and listened to them sing familiar Christmas songs.


Jingle bells were ringing.

Gov. Mike Parson hosted a ceremony Wednesday morning proclaiming December as Christmas Tree Month in Missouri.

Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn awarded the winners of the Missouri Christmas Tree Association's annual wreath and tree contest.