SJ Christmas House Tours – Dec. 12th & 13th

Christmas-House-ToursLook at the original architecture and beautiful decor of homes dating back to the early 1700′s when a selection of Mullica Hill-based historic homes, churches and buildings opens this Saturday for the Mullica Hill Christmas House Tour from 2 to 7 p.m. There will be live music, carolers, Civil War strollers, and, even a visit from Santa! A reading of the Dicken’s classic “A Christmas Carol” will take place at Old Town Hall and a selection of open house specials and refreshments will be offered at many shops opening from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Transportation will be provided. Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 the day of the event. For more information or to purchase tickets for the Christmas House Tour, call Hazel Dilsaver at (856) 223-5440.

Taking place on Sunday in Cumberland County, from noon to 5 p.m., is the 47th Annual Christmas in Greenwich Holiday House Tour. A selection of historic homes and town buildings will be festively decorated and open for public viewing. Santa will be on site to visit with children. Letters filled with Christmas wishes may be left for delivery to the North Pole, too! Creations from the 6th Annual Gingerbread House Contest will be display, as well. Tickets, costing $15, can be purchased the day of the tour on Ye Greate Street at the Doctor’s Office and the Morris Goodwin School. Children 12 and under are free. For more information, visit www.cchistsoc.org/events.html.

christmas-treeDown the shore, in Cape May, Christmas Candlelight House Tours (self-guided, walking tours) with homes, inns, hotels and churches decorated for the holidays will be presented this Saturday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Christmas caroling and strolling musicians, trees and garland will provide some good old-fashioned cheer. Warm beverages and home-baked goodies will be available at hospitality centers. Admission to the Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, and to “An Old-fashioned Christmas: Holiday Traditions through the Years” exhibit in the Carroll Gallery is included. Limited trolley shuttle service provided. Tickets are $28 for adults and $20 for children from 3 to 12. Tours are limited and run through Dec. 19. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org.