Christmas Home Tour, market to be featured Saturday

Showcasing seven private homes and a gift market, the 60th Christmas Home Tour and Market will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2.

The self-guided tour is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

A booklet with a tour map and full description of each home is provided to each tour participant.

Tour tickets are $35 per person.

Tickets are limited and close to selling out, according to Gladys Frels, Home Tour chairman.

Interested individuals are asked to call the Pioneer Museum at 830-990-8441 to check availability.

The tour ticket includes admission to The Market. For those just wanting to shop The Market, tickets may be purchased at the door for $5.

The Christmas Home Tour and Market benefits the Gillespie County Historical Society/Pioneer Museum.

This year’s tour features two 1800’s historic homes built by German stonemasons, plus five homes reflective of the Hill Country style of architecture.

All are uniquely decorated for the season, one featuring German Christmas ornaments while another home has a tree with over 1,300 ornaments.

Along with the 1855 First Methodist Church Sanctuary and Social Hall where The Market will be held, the tour will feature the following homes:

• Robin Brown and John Gray.

• Mike and Lindy Bierschwale Haley.

• Wes and Tammy Pack.

• David and Tina Sawtelle.

• Dr. John and Suzanne Shore.

• Bruce and Leslie Sukaly.

• Glen and Peggy Treibs.

Musicians will be featured in several homes.

The 2017 Home Tour sponsor is Latigo.

The Market

The Market returns this year to the Gillespie County Historical Society/Pioneer Museum Historic Sanctuary and Social Hall at 312 West San Antonio Street.

The Market will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is $5 for those just wanting to shop.

Featured will be 22 boutique vendors offering jewelry, Christmas decor, specialty foods, ladies’ and children’s fashions, herbal products, home décor, ladies’ accessories and more.

Vendors include Candace Cline, Blue Chelsea Treasures, Things In A Room, URBANherbal, Main Street Antiques and Cotton Pickin’s, 3Spurz Designs and Collectables, Mallory Et Cie Jewelry, Dolores Unique Designs, Der Alte Fritz, Fickle International, LLC, and Plata del Carmen.

Also, Elegant SheepSkins, The Secret Garden, Texas Olive Ranch, Mystic Angel Creations, The New World Bakery, Rebecca Creek Trading Post, Native, Chintz, McHarp: Crosses with Meaning, Lolli’s Table and Texas Sludge Coffee Company.

In addition, there will be a coffee bar complete with home-baked goods.

Musicians will also be providing entertainment.

The 2017 Market sponsor is Fickle International, LLC.

All purchases benefit the Pioneer Museum.

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