St. Agatha’s Episcopal Church is hosting the 2019 Christmas Tour of Homes in DeFuniak Springs on Dec. 7. The tour will be held the entire day with a $5 continental breakfast at St. Agatha’s at 150 Circle Drive from 8 – 10 a.m. The home tour will be from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and will feature 10 homes, 3 restored businesses, 2 homes under historic restoration (drive-by only), the church’s three historic buildings and 3-5 antique or classic cars for viewing by tour attendees.
Proceeds benefit the upkeep of the Church, Parish House, and Vicarage (contributing sites in the DeFuniak Springs Historic District listed in the National Register of Historic Places) which will be shown as a part of the tour.
After the breakfast begin the tour at the Visitor’s Center. Tickets, including prepaid and reserved, as well as a Tour Guide and Map, will be available there. Begin your tour at any site but keep your tickets handy for admission. You may also want to see local attractions and enjoy concurrent activities.
To reserve tickets, send $25 per ticket to TOUR, 504 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435. Checks: Payable to St. Agatha’s marked Tour. Tickets are also available at Nook and Cranny, RJ’s Collectibles, Vault 46, The Art Co-Op and the Visitors Center (1143 Circle Drive).
CONTACT: Melinda Henderson, 850-830-7663; 850-892-5610 for more information.
Tour homes are selected based on criteria including historic significance, efforts or progress made in historic preservation, interesting collections or stories related to the owners or the house/site, interesting interiors or architecture, reputation for outstanding Christmas decorations, and so forth. Of course, not all of the homes meet all of the criteria and not all of the homes are among the Circle Drive Victorians.