Five lovely homes will be decked out for the holidays during the 9th annual Clayton Christmas Homes Tour, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.
Homes on the Clayton Historical Society (CHS) tour range from small to large, traditional to designer-decorated.
One home includes a festival of trees of different themes throughout the home, from whimsical to classic. There will be two designer-decorated homes, offering loads of ideas you can use for your own home. One has stylish chandeliers, tabletops, garland and several Christmas trees. The dining room features a beautiful holiday table with full setting, Christmas bulbs hanging from the chandelier and gorgeous candle themes. There are several mantles throughout the house with elegant Christmas themes that are sure to delight – from Nutcrackers to the romantic days of Christmas past.
Purchase $30 tour tickets by Dec. 7 at the Clayton Museum, 6101 Main St.,; R&M Gardens, 6780 Marsh Creek Road; or at claytonhistory.org. Tickets are available the day of the tour for $35 at the museum.
For even more holiday spirit, buy a ticket to join the homeowners and your friends for a festive holiday dinner after the tour. Mingle with the homeowners and hear more about their holiday traditions while enjoying a delightful holiday meal.
A limited number of tickets for the after-party/holiday dinner at a sixth home are $35. These tickets will sell out, so get them soon.
Tickets may be picked up on the day of the tour, Dec. 8, at the museum. You can also purchase a CHS limited edition ornament at the museum.
The Clayton Christmas Homes Tour is a primary fundraiser for CHS. Homeowners volunteer their homes and decorate themselves. All proceeds go to the CHS Museum and programs.
The museum is open 2-4 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays. In addition to maintaining regular museum hours, the society hosts student classes and special tours and opens the museum upon request.