Each of the homes on these tours take great pride in decking their halls for holiday’s, but Christmas is the grande dame of holiday decorating for most. Regardless of what makes your Santa sing, each of these holiday home tours is decked to the halls for your enjoyment and inspiration.There is something for all – classic, modern, rustic, and colorful. Kick off your holly holiday by booking a holiday tour. But the key is you’ll want to get your tickets quickly, as traditionally these tours sell out. We’ve pulled together the information here to help you plan your outing:
Tippecanoe Christmas in the Village Home Tour
December 6th preview- Tour December 7th
Come join us for our annual Home Tour as we celebrate Beechwood Drive in the Hampton Woods neighborhood! The seven tour homes were built in the late 1990’s and early 2000 and are beautifully decorated for the holiday season. The tour occurs rain, snow or with clear skies.
Preview Night Ticket is for the Friday, December 6th Home Tour from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm. The tour on Preview Night provides for a more intimate showing followed by a light meal with drinks at a local venue. Preview Night tickets are limited to 60.
The Tour Day Ticket is for the Saturday, December 7th. Home Tour from noon to 5:00 pm. Tickets available online.
Oregon Historic District Grand Holiday Tour of Homes
December 7th & December 8th 11am – 4pm
We are excited to welcome you to step back in time and view eight of our neighborhood’s beautifully decorated historic homes at the 2019 Grand Holiday Tour of Homes.
You’ll enjoy the varied architectural styles of the neighborhood including Classic revival, Eastlake, and Italianate. You will meet at the host house at 46 Hess street to collect your tour book and map before you start your self-guided tour through Dayton’s oldest neighborhood.
Volunteers in period garb will be available to answer questions along the route.
When your tour is complete, stop by Newcom park under the gazebo and enjoy some complimentary hot chocolate or mulled cider with all the fixings. Get your photo taken at our selfie station in period garb provided by the tour.
Tour ticket: $25 per person available online.
Tickets are non-refundable
No pets or comfort animals are allowed on the tour
On-Street parking is available throughout the neighborhood, and at lots in the business district.
OHDS is not responsible for any loss, damage, or injury, and participation in the event is at your own risk.
Holiday Tour guests are welcome to visit any of the Oregon Historic District restaurants after their selected tour.
Guests contact the restaurants directly to make reservations. Tours will begin at the meeting house at 46 Hess Street, Dayton Oh 45402.
A Dickens of a Christmas: Holiday Home Tour
Dec 13 – 15
The Dickens of a Christmas Tour is our biennial holiday walking tour of the St. Anne’s Hill Historic District. The guided tours begin at the High Street Gallery located at 48 High Street in Dayton, Ohio. Our guides are dressed in period costume and specially trained to let you know about the remarkable history of St. Anne’s Hill. The tour includes several unique homes along our charming neighborhood streets. The tour concludes in the landmark Bossler Mansion with a special holiday dessert and a visit to Victoria’s Parlour Gift Shoppe . Each tour lasts approximately 2 and 1/2 hours. Ample parking is available at Bomberger Park. The St. Anne’s Hill holiday home tour is the longest continuously operating home tour in the Dayton region. All proceeds from this event go towards preserving the character and integrity of our historic neighborhood. Tickets available online.
McPherson Town opens ten of thei beautiful historic homes to the public during Thanksgiving weekend every other year, so their next tour will be in 2020.