Home For The Holidays House Tour and Festivities - Elsah, IL


Annual Holiday Event
Home For The Holidays
House Tour and Festivities

Elsah, Illinois

December, 2019


Location: Civic Center, 51 Mill Street and other locations throughout Elsah, IL

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018

Times: Noon - 4 pm

Description: Nestled between two bluffs and right off of the Mississippi River, Elsah, IL is a quaint sleepy little village that has been called the Village that time forgot and also New England of the Midwest. Both descriptions are correct but neither do the village justice.

On this day you have a firsthand opportunity to understand its appeal as the Village of Elsah opens its doors for its annual “Home for the Holidays” house tour. A selection of charming homes in the village will be open, and a horse drawn carriage will offer free rides to ticket bearers through the village which has been festively decorated in preparation for the holiday season, and there will be entertainment at various venues. In addition, the Elsah Museum, both Bed and Breakfasts and churches will be open for tours. A fixed price lunch will be provided at Farley’s Music Hall. The lunch is served on a first come, first serve basis.

The Home for the Holidays House Tour is a program event of Historic Elsah Foundation. The Historic Elsah Foundation, incorporated in 1971 as a non-profit organization, has as its purpose the preservation and enhancement of the historic buildings, houses, architecture, and culture of the Village of Elsah, Illinois, through the encouragement of historical research on the Village and other nearby historic areas. The Historic Elsah Foundation sponsors research projects, educational meetings, house tours and walking tours, and is a co-sponsor of the Village of Elsah Museum.

Ticket information
Advance tour tickets using Paypal is through in late October through the Historic Elsah Foundation’s tour webpage.
Local venues, including the Bed and Breakfasts in Elsah. The Alton Visitors’ Center will also have tickets for advance purchase. Information regarding buying tickets at the Alton Visitors’ Center can be found by visiting www.visitalton.com or visiting the Visitors' Center at 200 Piasa Street in downtown Alton or by calling 618-465-6676. Tickets will also be available the day of the event, but tickets are limited. Advance tickets are $15 and $18 on the day of the event. The Civic Center, 51 Mill Street - (Old School House), will be the site for “WILL CALL” - prepaid ticket pickup starting at 11:30 am on the day of the event. Day of event admission will be $18 (cash only) and will be available at the Village Museum and at the Civic Center starting at 11:30 am.

For more information call 618-374-1684
or visit the event's webpage

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