Lake Bluff is known for its small-town charm, and it doesn’t get more charming than the Lake Bluff History Museum’s Christmas Home Tour. The 2019 tour takes place on December 8 from 11 am to 4 pm and includes four village homes completely decked out in holiday finery. The tour gives visitors an opportunity to experience each homeowner’s unique holiday style while gathering ideas to use in their own homes.
This year’s tour will take guests inside a David Adler manor home from the early 20th Century; a stone gatehouse built in 1925 on the grounds of one of the village’s most significant estates; a circa 1905 Queen Anne home that was commissioned by a major player in the vaudeville circuit who went on to found one of Hollywood’s Big Five movie studios; and a farmhouse-style home built for modern-era living.
“The Christmas Home Tour is such an eclectic mix of styles,” said Penny Marsh, chair of the Christmas Home Tour. “Many visitors pick up ideas on the tour and use it to jump-start their own holiday decorating.”
Said a homeowner on a previous Christmas Home Tour: “This event is not to be missed. It’s one of the many reasons Lake Bluff is the very best!”
Funds raised from the tour support the museum’s efforts to digitize its collection and mount new exhibits every year, such as the recent Made in Lake Bluff and A Century of Weddings exhibits, and an upcoming exhibit on Lake Bluff’s gem: Lake Michigan.
The 2019 Lake Bluff History Museum Christmas Home Tour takes place December 8 from 11 am to 4 pm, beginning at the Lake Bluff History Museum at 127 E. Scranton Avenue in Lake Bluff. Tickets cost $50 and may be purchased using the “Buy Now” button below.