Every year a couple of my fellow Christmas obsessed friends and myself would go on a Christmas house tour. Put on by the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, you visited 4-6 houses – each decorated by a local business. It is a fun way to see items these shops have for sale while also getting a peek into some beautiful homes around the city.
A few years ago we waited too long to buy our tickets and the event sold out – this was an upsetting moment for us Christmas fanatics. Luckily we came up with the perfect solution – have our own house tour.
We visited each others homes, having some drinks and snacks at each stop. It was great to see how everyone showed their personalities differently through their decorating. We had so much fun that we made it an annual event, and each year it gets better. Besides adding a couple more Christmas fans to the list, we also take turns buying matching holiday shirts or hats. Each person makes up Christmas loot bags, so you receive one at every stop. We even had specialty drinks served up last year – champagne with pomegranate seeds, sooo yummy.
The Art Gallery’s tour is quite enjoyable but having our own has been much more personal and fun.
I can’t wait until this years house tour! Any thoughts on a delicious specialty drink I could serve?