BARRIGTON – The Barrington and Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the line up for the 2017 Christmas House Tour, being held on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 1 to 6 p.m.
This year’s tour will be hosted in the communities of Barrington and Barrington Passage and features some of the most historic buildings in the area.
Step back in time when you visit the historic Old Court House next to the Barrington River. Home of the Cape Sable Historical Society and the Western Counties Military Museum, the first floor will be decorated throughout, with special displays from the Society’s archives and artifacts, a heartfelt tribute to local veterans, with a little bit of Christmas fun thrown in here and there. The Society’s Wool & Tartan Shoppe will be open.
Next door to the Old Court House is the home of Krystene and Cessil Huskins, which is also on the tour. This older home was built on part of the foundation that was once the Barrington House Hotel. It is still heated by the original cast iron heaters. All rooms will be decorated in a simple country Christmas scene using many older and handcrafted decorations.
Across the street from the Huskins’ home is the third stop on the tour, the historic Old Meeting House. Built in 1765 by immigrants from New England known as Planters, the Old Meeting House is the oldest nonconformist house of worship in Canada and among the oldest in North America. A National Historic Site, the New England-Style meeting house is part of the Nova Scotia Family of Museums. It will be decorated in a rustic traditional style.
The tour moves to Barrington Passage for the next three stops. Amber Ross will be showcasing her home, which was originally built in 1949. It was purchased by Ross in November 2016 and has undergone a complete renovation. Ross has her hair salon AR Hair Studio conveniently located in her home. She plans to do a modern decorative theme with some vintage vibes thrown in the mix.
Next is the home of Deanna and Mike Snow. This historic home is a family heirloom. Previously owned by Mike’s grandfather Ray, it has been completely renovated, yet kept its’ historic charm. This home is filled with many collectible antiques and was featured on the TV show Canadian Pickers. It will display approximately 20 Christmas trees.
Last but not least is Bayside Home, Brass Hill, where Christmas Tea for this year’s Christmas House Tour will be hosted. Word has it the staff and residents of the long-tern care home are very excited, with plans to decorate all of the households within the facility in different Christmas themes.
Tickets for the house tour can be purchased in advance at Wilson’s Home Hardware Shopping Center in Barrington Passage, and will be available the day of the tour at Bayside Home. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. All proceeds from the house tour are donated to charity.