Posted: November 24, 2010 | By: Karyn Dean | Photo: supplied
19th Annual Casa Christmas Home Tour
Guests at this year’s CASA Christmas Home Tour will be dazzled
by some of the most exquisite holiday décor and home designs,
entertained by area talents, and treated to homemade cookies and hot
apple cider…all by purchasing one ticket. This year’s tour will feature
homes in First Colony and Lakes of Williams Ranch.
Proceeds from the Christmas Home Tour benefit Child Advocates
of Fort Bend (CAFB). Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a candlelight
tour available on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. For tickets and information,
Yuletide: Holiday Time at Bayou Bend
Nov. 18 to Jan. 2, 2011
Known for its annual Yuletide tradition, Holiday Time at Bayou Bend is filled with festive lights, decorations, candlelight tours and special room features that bring historic American celebrations to life. Stroll
through 250 years of history to see how our ancestors celebrated with family and friends during the holidays.
This year, favorite holiday-themed rooms will be revived, from a celebration of the first national day of Thanksgiving in 1789,to a Twelfth-Night anniversary dinner with George and Martha Washington. There will also be a room decked out in all the trimmings
of a 1950s Houston Christmas.
Candlelight tours begin on Nov. 26 and will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays through Dec. 17. In addition, join Bayou Bend on Sundays in December. Open from 1 to 5 p.m., there will be Victorian ornament-making activities designed for families with young children and workshops in the gardens.
Proceeds from the Yuletide: Holiday Time at Bayou Bend help
support tours of the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, education programs, research, conservation and maintenance. For information,call 713-639-7758 or visit mfah.org/bayoubend.
Holiday Greetings from the Houston Heights
Celebrate the holidays with a stroll through one of Houston’s most delightful neighborhoods. Six inviting homes go on tour, dressed in holiday finery with docents on hand to point out the rich history,architecture, distinctive features and decorations of each home.
Each year, tour homes reflect the rich architectural tradition of the Houston Heights, which maintains its small-town feel despite its location in one of the nation’s largest cities.
This year’s tour includes a 1903 Dutch Colonial-style home on the National Register of Historic Places; a Queen Anne farmhouse built in 1897; a completely renovated 1915 Queen Anne cottage featuring period antiques; and three recently constructed homes, including a stunningly transformed Colonial-style bungalow rescued from neglect.
Proceeds from the Houston Heights Association Holiday Home
Tour are used to maintain Marmion Park, Donovan Park, and the Heights Boulevard esplanade park.
The tour is open 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 3 to 9 p.m. on
Sunday. For information, visit houstonheights.org or call 713-861-4002, Ext. 7.
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