‘Tis the Season for Home Tours



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The holiday season fills the air with laughter and light, while promoting community closeness with rich history and dapper decorations throughout the month of December. Here are a few holiday home tours to check out this year in the Upper East Side of Texas.

Candlelight Tour of Homes

The 32nd Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes takes place in historic Jefferson with a tour of homes decorated to reflect the Victorian era theme.

This year, guests gather at the Candlelight Headquarters located at the Murphy Building on W. Austin St. to embark on their jolly journey. The sights and structures include Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the Enchanted Forest, Chamber of Commerce, Twin Oaks Plantation, Urquhart House, The Hale House and more.

Tours take place Thursday, December 4 and 11 from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, December 5 and 12 from 5 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, December 12 and 13 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $2 for children 10 and under. They are available for purchase at the Murphy Building or call 903.665.7064 for more information and visitjeffersoncandlelight.com.

Christmas in a Small Town

The 18th Annual Christmas in a Small Town in Historic Terrell kicks off from 2 to 8 p.m. December 6.

The Social Science Club of Terrell takes guests on a tour of five beautiful homes and a church sanctuary that are dressed for the holidays.

Four of the homes are representative of the many antique residences in this small railroad city founded by cotton merchants and bankers. All of the homes are in close proximity.

With all proceeds supporting local charities, advance tickets are $15 and tour day tickets are $20. Tickets are available for purchase at the Terrell Chamber of Commerce at 1314 W. Moore Ave., Tanger Visitors Center at 301 Tanger Dr., and American National Bank at 102 W. Moore Ave.

For home details and ticket information visit.sscofterrell.com.

Nine Flags Christmas Tour

As part of the Nacogdoches Nine Flags Christmas Festival, the oldest town in Texas celebrates the season with a tour of homes December 13.

Sponsored by the Nacogdoches County Board of Realtors, take a tour of homes that are a testament to the rich history of the town from 1 to 5 p.m.

The Nine Flags Christmas Festival is a celebration of Texas culture and runs from November 21 to December 14.

Tickets are $15 with proceeds benefitting Friends of Historic Nacogdoches. For more information on the Tour of Homes or the Nine Flags Christmas Festival visitnineflags.visitnacogdoches.org.

Mineola Tour of Homes

Tour area homes decorated in holiday fashion from 1 to 4 p.m. December 6, before the Boot Scootin’ Christmas parade downtown at 5:30 p.m. Free carriage rides are available from 3 to 5 p.m.

For information on the Tour of Homes or other holiday festivities, visit mineolachamber.org.

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