Homes in New Town at St. Charles will open their doors for a holiday tour from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 1. Tickets are $10 (cash only) and available in advance from Marsala’s Market at New Town or at the New Town town hall the day of the tour. meetup.com/NewTownChristmasHouseTour
There are plenty of opportunities to check out festively decorated homes around St. Louis. Here are some holiday house tours you won't want to miss this year.
By Monica Obradovic, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
10th Annual New Town at St. Charles Residents’ Christmas House Tour
Maeystown 2019 Weihnachtshaustour
This year's tour features three historic homes: An 1861 home built by Thomas Fink who also built the stone bridge as you enter the village; a home built in 1893 by tinner Jacob Miller; and a stone home built in 1892. Activities include German carol singing, carriage rides, strolling musicians, dulcimer music, a Christmas market and more. 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 1. $5, available at the Maeystown General Store, 1101 Main Street, Maeystown. maeystown.com
Christmas Candlelight Tours
The Daniel Boone home in Defiance will hold its annual candlelight tours 6 to 10:30 p.m. Dec. 6-7, 13-14. The old frontier home will be lighted with thousands of candles. Visitors will celebrate Christmas the 1800s way, with stories, music and hot cider. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. sccmo.org or 636-949-7535
A Spirited Holiday Past
Historic St. Louis will host a one-day tour of 28 historic sites, museums and homes on Dec. 7. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; guests are invited to follow their own schedule or partake in themed tours. Discover the Christmas of yesteryear at participating sites including the Bellefontaine Cemetery, Stephenson House and the Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. Each site is individually priced, some free of charge. historicsaintlouis.org
Elsah’s Home for the Holidays House Tour
This tour of the quiet, historic village of Elsah will take visitors through a self-guided house tour, musical entertainment at two churches and a horse-drawn carriage ride between noon and 4 p.m. Dec. 7. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the tour and can purchased online or at participating stores in Elsah and Alton's visitor center. historicelsah.org
See a story about one of these homes in Sunday's Post-Dispatch.
Historic Augusta Christmas House Tour
Tour homes in Augusta at the town's annual Christmas house tour from 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 7. The tour concludes with a free wine tasting from Noboleis Vineyards and Montelle Winery. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online or at Augusta's city hall. augusta-chamber.org, 636-228-4005
44th Annual Soulard Holiday Parlour Tour
Tour the historic homes in one of the oldest intact neighborhoods west of the Mississippi in Soulard. Guests will travel by heated shuttle as guides regale facts of Soulard's architecture and history. The tours run between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 7 and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 8. The tour center at Gene Slay’s Girls and Boys Club will provide food, music and a holiday bazaar. Tickets are $28 in advance and $35 on the day of the event, but reservations are encouraged. soulard.org
28th Annual Webster Holiday House Tour
For the 28th year, festively decorated homes in Webster Groves will open their doors for visitors, with proceeds benefiting Hixson Middle School. Tours go from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 8. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20 at Straub’s and Freddie's Markets in Webster Groves, online through Eventbrite, or the day of the event for $25 at the Steger Sixth Grade Center at 701 North Rock Hill Road. 314-502-9586 or facebook.com/WebsterHolidayHouseTour
Lindbergh High School Parent Group’s 44th Annual Holiday House Tour and Shopping Boutique
In this year’s edition of the annual Lindbergh Parent’s Group fundraiser, five homes in the school district will be open for tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8. Meanwhile, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the same day, there will be a series of holiday gift vendors and food trucks in the parking lot of Dressel Elementary School. Tickets are $20 online at go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/8463 or in person through Dec. 7 at Crestwood Coin & Jeweler, Nicole Rae Boutique or the Lindbergh Central Office. For information, email Lhshousetour@gmail.com.
Read about the house shown above in the Dec. 1 edition of the Post-Dispatch.
Lafayette Square Annual Holiday Parlor Tour
Tour Lafayette Square's historic homes on Dec. 8. A trolley and carriages will circulate among houses throughout tour hours. Tours begin at 10 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance from lafayettesquare.org, or $30 the day of, but early registration is encouraged. lafayettesquare.org
Read about the house shown here in the Dec. 8 edition of the Post-Dispatch.
St. Clair County Historical Society 26th Candlelight House Tour
The St. Clair Historical Society celebrates its holiday tradition with a tour featuring seven historic and festively decorated homes. The tours will run from 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 8. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of at the Victorian Home Museum (701 East Washington Street, Belleville), online at eventbrite.com, or at participating Belleville small businesses. 618-234-0600 or facebook.com/stcchs
Downtown Washington Holiday House Tour
The 26th annual holiday tour of downtown Washington, Mo., will feature seven stops including private residences and historic businesses. Tours will begin at 4 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. Dec. 8. Tickets are $15 in advance until Thursday and $20 afterward. downtownwashmo.org
An Old-Fashioned Christmas
Two of St. Louis' historic homes — the French Renaissance Magic Chef Mansion and the Victorian Campbell House Museum — open their doors for special evening holiday tours from 5 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 13 and 14. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 the day of. campbellhousemuseum.org