'Tis the season to gather holiday decorating ideas while visiting some of Richmond's finest homes. Here's a roundup of the area's holiday house tours.
Dec. 7 St. Catherine’s School Holiday House Tour
See five Windsor Farms homes, including “Garland,” an architectural gem and one of the original homes in this historic neighborhood. 1 to 4 p.m. $25 through Nov. 21, $30 after. For tickets, call 281-7141 or visit st.catherines.org/holidayhousetour
Dec. 11 University of Richmond Chapel Guild Christmas House Tour
This tour features five festively decorated homes off of River Road, along with the Bottomley House and Cannon Memorial Chapel. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Jepson Alumni Center. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $35. Call 289-8500 for details and tickets.
Dec. 13-14 Fan District Association Holiday House Tour Visit 10 homes from Monument to Main Street during this annual tour. The private Try-me art collection, 1623 W. Main St., also will be open. 1 to 6 p.m. both days. $25 in advance, $30 the day of tour. Visit fandistrict.org for details.
Dec. 14 Church Hill Holiday House Tour Visit a dozen Federal, Greek revival and Victorian homes in Richmond’s oldest historic neighborhood during the 50th anniversary of this house tour. Noon to 5 p.m. $20 in advance and $25 the day of tour from St. John’s Episcopal Church Hall, 2401 E. Broad St. Visit churchhill.org/holiday-weekend/ for tickets and details.