33rd Annual Holiday Housewalk
The Annual Holiday Housewalk will return in the neighborhood immediately north and slightly northwest of St. Raymond Catholic Church – originally known as “Colonial Manor.” The interiors of five private homes, built between 1929 and 2019, will be featured on the tour this year. Two additional homes, built in 1929 and 1946, respectively, will be featured from the outside. All of the homes will be exciting to tour in their own ways, whether because of the historic flavor, lovely decorating or the renovation work that has been done, according to JP Karlov, Housewalk co-chairperson. It should also be noted that COVID restrictions will be in place. Tour-goers will be expected to wear masks inside homes and the Walk’s headquarters -- and volunteers will do the same. This walking tour will be accented by beautifully-lit luminaria. Parking will be available along neighborhood streets.Commentary in the homes will be provided by volunteers from local organizations, businesses, schools and the community. Tickets will be sold for $28 each through Dec. 2 at Busey Bank, 299 W. Central Rd.; River Trails’ Weiss Center, 1500 E. Euclid Ave.; RecPlex, 420 Dempster St.; the Central Community Center, 1000 W. Central Rd.; Millie’s Hallmark, 1024 S. Elmhurst Rd.; LePeep, 10 E. Northwest Hwy.; and the Dietrich Friedrichs House museum, 101 S. Maple St. Tickets are also available at www.mtphist.org. Those tickets can be picked up at a “will call” desk located at the St. Raymond Church headquarters during the walk. Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the Walk, beginning at 3 p.m. at the St. Raymond’s headquarters, but the cost will be $30 per person at that time.