Experience the ghosts of Christmas past
Christmas past will come alive during the 26th annual Victorian Christmas Home Tour scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 8 in Carson City, Nev. The tour offers an exploration of Victorian residences in the town’s historical district. Many Victorian homes and buildings, including stops along the famed Kit Carson Trail, will be adorned with beautiful inside and outside Christmas decorations. Each home will be hosted by a docent.
In addition to experiencing the elegant architecture and dZcor, visitors will be treated to a variety of stories about the history behind each structure on the tour. The tales behind the mid- and late-1800s buildings paint a picture of holidays in Carson City during that period.
Tickets for this self-guided tour can be purchased at the Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Cloth Cottage and the Bookcellar. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for seniors 65 and older and students age 13 to 18 and $3 for children 5 to 12. A map with pictures and
addresses of the homes on the tour will be given with each ticket. Tickets will also be on sale at the Roberts Home at 11 a.m. on the day of the tour.
Refreshments will be served at every other house and there will be entertainment at various locations. Scheduled performers include Chris Bayer who will play Christmas carols on his banjo at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, and holiday bell ringers at the United Methodist Church.
The following are part of this year’s tour: The Bliss Mansion, J.D. Roberts House, Rinckel Mansion, Warren Engine Company Museum, Wungnema House, United Methodist Church of Carson City, the Orphan Home, the 1870s Myers-Ogalvich Home, the Robinson House built in 1873, the Cloth Cottage and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
While the Victorian Christmas Homes Tour is a special holiday event, the Kit Carson Trail is open year-around and serves as one of Carson City’s most popular visitor attractions.
For more information on the Victorian Christmas Tour, call the Nevada Landmarks Society at (775) 882-1805. For information about Carson City, including other attractions and lodging information call 1-800-NEVADA-1 or go to http://www.visitcarsoncity.com.
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