The always-delightful Holiday Historic Home Tour is now in its 41st year. It is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. Four private homes plus the Mission Branch Library will be on this year’s tour.
Weather-permitting, a Holiday Classic Car Cruise — coordinated by the Santa Clara Parade of Champions, a non-profit organization, and featuring many vintage vehicles — will take place in the Old Quad from 2 – 4 p.m. on the Saturday. An opportunity drawing and refreshments will also be provided by the Santa Clara Parade of Champions in the Community Room of Mission Library during the tour. Musicians will be performing in the Mission Library Community Room during much of the tour.
The architectural styles featured this year include Italianate, Colonial Revival and Craftsman. Three of the homes date back earlier than 1906, but one of the homes is a circa 1938 Vernacular Spanish Eclectic cottage. One of the homes once was owned by the man for whom Haman School is named. Learn about the history of the Library, City Plaza Park and its Gazebo when you visit Mission Library.
The price for all tickets is $30. No youth under the age of 6 will be admitted. On the days of the tour, tickets can be purchased for $35 at Mission Branch Library.
Order tickets for the annual Santa Clara Historic Home Tour at the website: sc-hometour.com.
Tickets can also be purchased at Illusive Comics and Games — 1270 Franklin Mall, Santa Clara — and at Antiques Colony — 1881 West San Carlos St., San Jose.
The Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara and the Old Quad Residents’ Association co-sponsor the Tour. Proceeds benefit the Harris Lass Museum, historic preservation projects in the City and nonprofit groups in Santa Clara.
For more information, view the Home Tour website at sc-hometour.com or call the Harris Lass Museum message line at 1-408-249-7905.