During this festive season, homeowners happily open their doors to reveal interiors decked with garlands and glitter. The following list details local house tours ushering in the holidays, from quaint beachfront retreats to elegant DC rowhouses.
45th Annual McLean Women's Club Holiday Home Tour December 1
This year's tour will take place in Evans Farm Village, a historically significant neighborhood in McLean, Virginia. Four homes will be open to the public, while the Stone House (the only remaining building from the original Evans Farm) will be filled with holiday items for sale. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. mcleanwc.org
29th Annual St. Albans Christmas House Tour December 2 and 3
The 2011 St. Albans Christmas House Tour will feature six homes in DC's posh Kalorama neighborhood, each decorated by floral designers. A holiday boutique will be open at St. Albans and lunch is served both days. Proceeds benefit the faculty and staff of St. Albans school. $35; stalbansschool.org
Candlelight House Tour: Celebrate Frederick December 3 and 4
The self-guided, 26th annual candlelight walking tour takes visitors inside seven elaborately decorated historic homes throughout picturesque downtown Frederick. A free booklet includes a walking map and descriptions of each house. $20; celebratefrederick.com
33rd Annual Logan Circle Holiday House Tour December 4
Tour traditional and contemporary homes around DC’s Logan Circle and enjoy a wassail reception at nearby Studio Theatre on 14th and P Streets. Proceeds support the Logan Circle Community Association’s mission to improve the quality of life for residents and businesses in Logan Circle and DC. Tickets are $25 in advance/$30 on the day. logancircle.org/house-tour
25th Annual Christmas in St. Michaels Tour of Homes December 9 to 11
This annual tour is part of a weekend of holiday festivities in the historic bayside Maryland town. Multiple homes within walking distance of each other will be open to the public; tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day. stmichaelsmd.org
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