Homes for the Holidays
Historic Newtown Borough welcomes visitors to its Holiday House Tour on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Now in its 50th consecutive year, this house tour is a Newtown tradition and a festive start to the holiday season. For the $25.00 cost of a tour ticket, visitors can enjoy Newtown on foot for an up-close look at the interiors of five private homes and several public buildings, all dressed for the holidays.
Included in the cost of the tour is entry to the Half-Moon Inn, a beautifully restored 18th century building and home to the Newtown Historic Association, sponsor of the tour. Inside, tour goers will enjoy period musical entertainment, hearthside colonial cooking demonstrations and refreshments of mulled cider and cheese.
Tour hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Advance tickets can be purchased at Newtown Book & Record, 120 S. State Street and on-ine at the Association’s website, www.newtownhistoric.org. On the day of the tour, purchase tour tickets at the Half-Moon Inn, Court Street and Centre Avenue and at the Stocking Works, 301 South State Street, Newtown.
In the event of significant snow, the tour will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2. No picture taking or high-heeled shoes permitted in the houses.
For additional information, call the Newtown Historic Association at 215-968-3914 or go to www.newtownhistoric.org.
All proceeds from the tour will benefit the Newtown Historic Association and its programs dedicated to the preservation of Newtown’s historical heritage.