Deck the Halls

It’s not just trees that get dressed for the holidays. Local homes get decked out, too. Take a peek inside historic homes and get a dose of holiday cheer on these area holiday house tours.

Saturday, December 1
Alexandria Holiday Designer Tour of Homes. Five Old Town homes decorated by local interior designers and florists. 11 to 4. $30, $25 in advance. 703-548-0111.

Culpeper Christmas Tour of Homes. A glimpse of nine homes, with trolley rides and refreshments. 11 to 4:30. $20, $15 in advance. 540-222-8800.

Frederick Candlelight House Tour. Tour of nine homes, with holiday carolers, a horse-drawn carriage, and refreshments. Saturday 5:30 to 9:30, Sunday noon to 4. $20.

Sunday, December 2
Logan Circle House Tour. Visit a historic church and eight homes, including the residence of Eric Kole, co-owner of Logan Circle’s Vastu furniture store, and a home built for Ulysses S. Grant’s son in 1878. 1 to 5. $20, $15 in advance. The ticket includes a reception at Studio Theatre (1501 14th Street, NW) from 3 to 5:30. 202-489-4553.

Oxford Holiday House Tour. Ten homes, as well as a raffle, gingerbread house display, and refreshments. 11:30 to 4:30. $35, $30 in advance. Tour starts at Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Road. 410-226-5904.

Friday, December 7
St. Albans Christmas House Tour. Five homes in Bethesda’s Kenwood neighborhood decorated by local floral designers. Also holiday music performed by students from St. Albans and National Cathedral schools, as well as a holiday boutique and luncheon. Friday 11:30 to 5, Saturday 10 to 4. Tour tickets $35, luncheon tickets $15. 202-537-3190.

Saturday, December 8
Centreville Yuletide House Tour. More than a dozen homes and sites, along with Christmas carols and refreshments. 10 to 4. $20. 410-758-3010.

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