2017-11-09 / Front Page

Time to start planning, get tickets for Christmas Tour slated Dec. 8-9

Locals and visitors alike are once again invited to take a step back in time, and view a menagerie of antebellum, Victorian, and even turn-of-the-century-style homes, as the Christmas Tour of Homes is fast approaching in Washington.

Set for the weekend of December 8, tickets are now on sale for the annual event, which is sponsored by the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation.

Guests will have the option of enjoying an elegant Christmas party on Friday night, December 8, a home tour on Saturday, December 9, alongside free art venues and local shopping, and a Saturday evening “Holiday Parade of Lights” through downtown Washington at 7 p.m.

As Washington is one of the oldest towns in the state of Georgia, its unique collection of homes and artistry is sure to appeal to a wide variety of visitors.

The homes on the tour range from antebellum mansions to early 20th century cottages, which will all be decorated for the holiday season.

A variety of tour packages is currently available for this fast-approaching weekend, which include the following:

. “The Holiday Party,” set for Friday, December 8, offers an evening of heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar from 6-8 p.m. at Merry Oaks located at 519 N. Alexander Avenue. From 8-10 p.m. a dessert soiree will follow at the Washington Woman’s Club, located at 108 N. Alexander Avenue. The cost is $25 per person, and due to limited availability, tickets should be purchased by December 1.

. The Tour of Homes, set for Saturday, December 9, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., includes a tour of all the homes listed on this year’s route. The cost is $30 per person.

. A “Whole Weekend Discount” is currently being offered until Thursday, November 23, which includes both the Holiday Party and a ticket to the Tour of Homes for a cost of $50 per person. After the cutoff date, the price will return to $55 per person.

Tickets are available online at www.historyofwilkes.org/events, at the Welcome Center located at 22 W. Square, and the Washington Historical Museum located at 308 E. Robert Toombs Avenue.

Checks may also be mailed to W-W Historical Foundation, P.O. Box 96, Washington, Georgia, 30673.

For more information, visit the Historical Foundation’s website at the aforementioned address, call 706-678-5001, or email historicalww@gmail.com.

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