Annual Holiday Event
Home For The Holidays
House Tour and Festivities
PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
Civic Center, 51 Mill Street and other locations throughout
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Noon - 4 pm
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.
Advance tour tickets using Paypal is through in late October through
the Historic Elsah Foundation’s
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
or visit the event's webpage