Homes for the Holidays House Tour in Washington, MO

Today was a mother-daughter blogging adventure in the town of Washington, Missouri. Washington is on the Missouri River west of St. Louis, and while it’s not a tiny town, it’s downtown has a historic, small, river town feel about it. Decorated for Christmas, the town left a nice impression on this small town girl’s heart.

After months of subtle hints from friends to make the trek to Washington, it was the Four River Family YMCA’s “Homes for the Holidays House Tour” that finally inspired my visit. The homes tour included eight homes and businesses and a church, and though my mom and I weren’t able to visit all nine locations, we both really enjoyed our day.


The Homes Tour featured the following locations:

St. Peters United Church of Christ

The Kriete Home

The McKinnis Home

Hillerman Nursery & Florist

The Meyers Home

The Schneider Home

The Gildehaus Home

Gary Lucy Gallery & Home

The Prenger Home

Tickets for the tour were $10 in advance or $15 at the door, and were available for purchase at Four Rivers Area YMCA, Hillerman Nursery & Florist, Urban Accents, Four Seasons Florist and the Gary Lucy Gallery. Stay tuned for more pictures and writing about smalltowngirl’s experience on the 2009 “Homes for the Holidays” House Tour.

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  1. I hope your friends have also told you about the original Holiday House Tour (IN ITS 22ND YEAR!) in Washington! You haven’t missed it and the best is yet to come! If you visit you will get all the details on the WASHINGTON WEIHNACHTEN (Christmas) events this coming Sunday, December 13th! You should start with the ChristkindleMarket at the historic Farmers Market where you will meet Father Christmas, enjoy German Beer from the International Tap Room, hot pretzels, sausages and cider and shop lots of wonderful vendors! That is free from Noon – 4pm when the Holiday House Tour starts! Tickets for the 22nd Annual Holiday House tour are on sale for $10 at the Market, Hillermans, the Art Center, and Homestead at Hickory View or at the door of the homes ($15 at the doors). There are so many historic and beautiful homes, I can’t share them all! You should view them all on our website. Don’t forget that the Washington Brass Band Concert is at 3pm at the City Auditorium, the Mid-Missouri Fine Arts is having a gallery show from 2-8 pm or you can buy a fully decorated Christmas tree at the silent auction at Homestead at Hickory View (with all proceeds going to preservation in Washington) which closes at 8 pm that night. ALL OF THIS IS PART OF THE HISTORIC WASHINGTON WEIHNACHTEN SPONSORED BY WASHINGTON-PRESERVATION.ORG

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