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Tree lighting, Executive Mansion open house set

Friday - 12/7/2012, 3:15am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginians are getting their annual opportunity view the holiday decorations at the Executive Manson.

Gov. Bob McDonnell and First Lady Maureen McDonnell will host a public open house at the mansion after the annual tree lighting ceremony Friday.

This year's ceremony on at the Capitol also will feature a tribute to the military. The event will feature appearances by Santa Claus and music from a Virginia National Guard band.

The festivities begin at 5 p.m.

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