During this festive season, homeowners throughout Kansas City adorn their homes, open their doors and invite you to reveal in the spirit of the holidays. From north to south, you’ll find holiday home tours abound that are sure to gladden the heart and give you inspiration for your own home.
Leavenworth Candlelight Vintage Homes Tour
The Leavenworth County Historical Society, along with the Vintage Homes Society of Leavenworth present the 24th annual Candlelight Vintage Homes Tour on Sunday, December 13, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Leavenworth. Ticket sales are in progress and are available at the Carroll Mansion as well as various businesses in Leavenworth. In addition to the six featured homes and the Carroll Mansion, the historic Richard Allen Cultural Center will also be on tour. Proceeds to benefit the Leavenworth County Historical Society. For more details, call Beverly at (913) 682-7759 or leavenworthhistory.org.
Pendleton Heights Holiday Homes Tour and Artist Market
Join us for our 9th Annual Holiday Homes Tour and Artist Market on Saturday, December 5th from noon to 5 p.m. The 2015 tour begins at our neighborhood charter school, Scuola Vita Nuova at 535 Garfield Avenue. At SVN, you can enjoy lunch from a food truck on site and do some holiday shopping at the Artist Market featuring items lovingly created by local artists. Then, spend your afternoon touring five historic homes on Brooklyn Avenue and Elma Street. All of the homes on tour are more than 100 years old. Architectural styles include Queen Anne, Folk Victorian and Italianate. Homes vary greatly in style, character and even stage of rehabilitation – great for inspiration for your projects! Proceeds from the tour benefit the Pendleton Heights Neighborhood Association and Scuola Vita Nuova. Visit pendletonheights.org for tickets or additional information.
Olathe Historical Society Holiday House Tour
Five vintage homes decorated for the holidays will be open for the tour on December 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Mahaffie Farmstead, one of Olathe’s jewels, is celebrating its 150th anniversary will be on the tour. Tickets available at each home for $10. For additional information contact Bob Courtney (913) 764-2494, or call (913) 558-6682 on the day of the tour. olathehistoricalsociety.org/homes-tour
Kappa Kappa Gamma Holiday Homes Tour
Join us for the 64th annual Kappa Kappa Gamma Holiday Homes Tour on December 2-3. There are five of Kansas City’s finest homes decorated for the holidays by outstanding florists. The tour beneficiaries are Hope House, Literacy Kansas City and the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation. Take some time to visit the Kappa Holiday Boutique at Indian Hills Country Club. Tickets are $25 in advance at local ticket outlets, including Hen House and online. $30 day of tour at featured homes. For more information, visit kappahomestour.com
Weston Candlelight Home Tour
Start your holiday season off right with a tour through five historic homes in Weston, Missouri on December 4-6. To celebrate the 34th anniversary of the “Christmas Candlelight Homes Tour,” Weston’s favorite traditions will be back. The Friday evening tour will include a light dinner at “Eventful,” and the homes will be open from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday tour hours are noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday the homes will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are good for either Saturday or Sunday. For more information and to purchase tickets visit westonmo.com or call the Chamber of Commerce office at (816) 640-2909.