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Brandywine Valley Holiday House Tours

Written by County Lines Magazine

Spark your holiday spirit with a house tour

Annual Christmas in Odessa Holiday House Tour

December 2

Take a self-guided walking tour of private homes and public buildings, many dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, decorated for the holidays. Fresh Greens Sale at the Fieldstone Stable, 202 Main St. from 9:30 to 4. Women’s Club of Odessa fundraiser for local student scholarships. 10 to 5. $30.

Holiday Home Tour in Strasburg

December 2

See seven lovely homes, of varying age and style, will be decorated for the season. Tour tickets, lunch, greens, craft vendors and a silent auction, all at the First Presbyterian Church, S. Decatur St., Strasburg. 10 to 4. $25.

Phoenixville’s Annual Candlelight Holiday Tour

December 2

Visit decorated homes and churches on this self-guided tour, also featuring crafts, music and refreshments. Benefits Phoenixville Area Senior Center. Begins at the Senior Center, 153 Church St. $25. 4 to 8. 610-933-9181;

Dickens 2023 House Tour in Chestertown, MD

December 2

Explore beautifully adorned homes, each with its unique, festive charm. Immerse yourself in the warm ambiance and enchanting decor that captures the spirit of the holidays in downtown Chestertown. The Bank, Dickens Welcome Center, 211 High St., Chestertown. 10 to 2. $40.

Pottstown Historic House Tour

December 3

This year, the tour explores homes highlighted in the recently released book based on Pottstown’s Chicken Hill, The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride, visiting homes in the Chicken Hill neighborhood and beyond. Tour on your own or on the Historic Guided Trolley Tour. 1:30–3:30. $30–$60.

West Chester Public Library Holiday Home Tour and Holiday Door Tour

December 2–17

Dec. 2, the Holiday Home Tour features eight homes in the Borough decked out for the holidays. 10 to 3, $40. Dec. 2–17, the Holiday Door Tour is a self-guided tour of West Chester doors and porches decorated in holiday finery. Make a donation and receive a map and a list of scavenger hunt items to look for among the decorations.

Surrey Holiday House Tour & Shop

December 8

The tour, featuring six exquisite Main Line homes from Bryn Mawr to Berwyn, is already sold out for this year. Gifts for sale at Eisenhower Hall on the campus of Valley Forge Military Academy, 1001 Eagle Rd., Wayne. Benefits Surrey Services.

Chestnut Hill Holiday House Tour

December 9

Explore some of Chestnut Hill’s stunning homes, each with unique, festive decorations that capture the spirit of the season. Ride in your car or take the event trolley on this self-guided tour. Check in at Chestnut Hill College, 9601 Germantown Ave. for map. 10 to 4 pm. $50.

Spirit of Christmas in Historic New Castle, DE

December 9

Stroll through private homes and museums, enjoy musical performances, a Winter Market, meet Santa, enjoy delicious food from restaurants and vendors. Join caroling and the tree lighting ceremony. 25 E. 2nd St., New Castle, DE. Begins at 10 am. Free.

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