2012-12-05 / Bulletin Board

Holiday house tour in Freehold set for Dec. 8

FREEHOLD — The second annual Freehold Borough Holiday House Tour, sponsored and hosted by the Freehold Borough Historic Preservation Commission and the Freehold Borough Arts Council, will take place on Dec. 8 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children and are available in advance at the clerk’s office in the first floor of Borough Hall. For more information, contact Lynda Keller at 732-421-3750.

Freehold Borough contains numerous historic homes from the Victorian and Edwardian periods, and even beautifully maintained abodes from the early 19th century on tree-lined streets. The holiday house tour ferries guests to resplendently decked-out homes that visually celebrate the traditional holiday season. Guests can enjoy festive decor inside and outside the homes, many of which feature family heirlooms and traditions.

The tour starts at the American Hotel, where ticket holders will receive informational booklets. During the tour, historical points of interest will be brought to life by a narrator between each stop on a shuttle bus. The tour allows approximately 10 to 15 minutes for each home to view the interior and discuss the home’s history; only rooms that are decorated will be shown on the tour. Once completed, the tour will return to the American Hotel.

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