The gorgeous homes of Georgetown’s Historic District are shining even more brightly these days, with swirls of twinkling lights, mantles festooned with fragrant boughs, heirloom holiday ornaments hung with care, and the smell of cinnamon in the air. Come get in the holiday spirit with a tour of these holly, jolly homes during the seventeenth annual Friends of the Georgetown Library Yuletide Home Tour. This year’s event is planned for Saturday, December 14, from 1 – 5 pm. The Home Tour is self-guided and maps will be provided.
Eight beautiful residences in and around Georgetown’s Historic District will be bedecked in holiday finery and opened for visiting. In addition, two venerable houses of worship will open their doors to tour goers: Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church and Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church.
SPECIALS THIS YEAR: Participants in the Home Tour will have exclusive access to the beautiful Designer Holiday Showcase: A 250th Celebration at the Kaminski House Museum! Each room of the Kaminski House is decorated in seasonal splendor by local designers. In addition, the Swamp Fox Tours Trolley will be transformed into the Holly Jolly Trolley for mini-tours around town exclusively for tour participants.
“The tour is a wonderful way to celebrate the season and see how Georgetown gets in the holiday spirit,” enthused Friends President Bob Willey. “It’s an entertaining afternoon for a good cause: all proceeds go to support the children and youth programs at the Library.”
Also returning this year is Santa’s Shoppe at the Georgetown Library, where ten stellar craftspeople will display unique wares. Santa’s Shoppe will be open from 10 am – 5 pm on the day of the Tour. It is a great place to find truly unique Christmas gifts, or perhaps something for yourself.
Tickets are $25 per person, ($20 for members of Friends groups of any of the County libraries), and may be purchased in advance at the Georgetown Library, 405 Cleland Street; the Waccamaw Library, 41 St. Paul Place; the Andrews Library, 105 North Morgan Street; and the Carvers Bay Library, 13048 Choppee Road. Tickets are “will call,” and are to be picked up on December 14th any time after 10 am at the Georgetown Library.
For further information, please contact Heather Pelham at the library at: (843) 545-3327.