Premier Greg Selinger is inviting Manitobans and all visitors to the province to the annual open house at the Legislative Building on Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 1pm to 3pm.

The premier, cabinet ministers and members of the legislative assembly (MLAs) will be on hand to welcome visitors to their offices. The Blue Room, the lieutenant-governor’s reception room, will be open for public viewing and the office of Speaker of the house will be open as well as party caucus rooms and offices, the legislative reading room and the clerk of the legislative assembly’s office.

The children’s activity centre in Room 254 will be open to children accompanied by an adult from 1 to 3 p.m. Craft stations and colouring activities from Art City, face painting and a balloon artist will be available all afternoon. Loonette and Molly will visit from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. and be sure to watch for a special guest at the top of the Grand Staircase at 1:30 p.m.

Musical performances featuring choirs from Vincent Massey Collegiate, the Winnipeg Youth Chorus, Maples Collegiate, Kildonan East Collegiate and Clifton School will take place on the Grand Staircase. The Air Command Band and VoxAir vocal quartet will be carolling throughout the building. The longstanding tradition of the MLA choir being led by the Speaker of the legislature will take place at 3 p.m.

Complimentary festive season photos will be taken in the Rotunda from 1 to 3 p.m. All those planning to attend are asked to bring a non-perishable food item or unwrapped toy for the Christmas Cheer Board.