Holiday Homes Tour
The Shenandoah County Holiday Homes Tour moves to Edinburg this year. After an absence of 6 years, nine homes and historic buildings will be festively decorated for the event and open for visits on both Friday, December 8 (5pm-8pm) and Saturday, December 9 (1pm-5pm).
The event is sponsored by the Edinburg Heritage Foundation and Response, Inc. with all proceeds going to the two organizations. The tour will originate at the Edinburg Mill and Museum where ticket-holders will receive a map, entrance tickets, a program booklet with history and photos of the homes, and refreshments, including a hot beverage and cookies. A tour of the Museum will be free for this event.
Several tour locations this year are on Center Street including the Edinburg Mayor’s home at 216 Center Street, Dan and Sue Harshman. 212 Center Street, Heather and Donny Holsinger; 213 Center Street, Dawn and Eric Estep; and 214 Center Street, Joan and Emery Reistetter, will also be open for tours. The Mill House, which housed the Mill manager and family, is located next to the Mill and is always
beautifully decorated by Judy and Clyde Beachy. Robin Layman opens her home at 204 Piccadilly Street and Donna and Bill Smith will open their Renaissance Bed and Breakfast. Last year’s winner of the Edinburg Outdoor Decoration Contest, The Dr. Fred Downey House at 508 Stoney Creek Blvd., will be open by its current owners Karen and Byron Wightman. Most of the tour sites are not handicapped-accessible.
There will be plenty of on-street parking and parking at the Mill. Shuttle buses will be provided by the Charter House School and will travel the entire circuit of homes. A map of the route will be available.
Tour tickets are $20 and will be available for purchase beginning Wednesday, November 1. They will be available for purchase by cash or check at various local businesses in Edinburg, Woodstock, New Market and Mount Jackson and can be purchased by credit card at the Edinburg Town Office and the Mill. The tickets are good for both days. Watch the local news outlets for more information or visit www.edinburgmill.com.