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The 35th Annual Holiday House Tour is a huge success
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With the rush of the holiday season, time is at a premium.  Families are scheduled to the hilt and there is always something that needs doing.  The Holiday House Tour gives the Louisville community an outlet to relax and enjoy time with one another while enjoying fabulous and detailed décor in the Victorianesque homes in Old Louisville.  The event is an annual tradition for many in suburban Louisville and of course those in residence near Central Park. 

Splendid treats by David Dominé, The Bluegrass Peasant; and soothing music, courtesy of Nancy Stagner, added to the ambiance provided by the period furnishings in the home as High Victorian tea took place in the ornate dining room and adjoining parlor.  Guests enjoyed teas from England served in china fit for a queen. 

Another incredible experience on the annual tour included a visit to the DuPont Mansion on 4th Street where the spirit of Alfred Victor DuPont as he recited the Ogden Nash classic, Jabez Dawes, The Boy Who Laughed at Santa Claus.  Other homes on St. James Court and on surrounding streets offered a treat for the eyes with massive and detailed light displays visible from the street.  Once indoors, guests saw decked walls in formal living rooms, parlors, and dinning rooms; an elegant breath of Christmas.

The Old Louisville Neighborhood Council supports this event as it is the largest fundraiser for the area and directly supports the museum in its mission to educate current generations about Louisville’s diverse history.  Mark your calendars now for next year and feel free to take a stroll along St. James Court to see the outdoor displays.

Photo: Courtesy of The Courier-Journal

Beautiful light displays on mantles
A gum drop tree graces a table
The parlor's decor is elegant and tasteful
The dining room allows guests to enjoy teas from England while surrounded by adorned walls
The parlor is decorated with great attention to detail
A beautiful tree adorns the formal living room
Detailed place settings make high Victorian tea genuinely delicious
Lights highlight the craftmanship of the homes
The poinsettias are lovely with the wood
A classic Santa greets guests upon arrival to the mansion

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