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Christmas Tour of Homes set Nov. 16-18

Tickets are now available for the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau annual Christmas Tour Of Homes & Craft Sale, scheduled the weekend of Nov. 16-18. The tour includes five beautiful homes and the historic Octagon House.

There are three options for those interested in being part of the fun.

Dazzle Tour

A Dazzle Tour is scheduled Friday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event features smaller crowds while touring during the evening hours, when each home sparkles and shines. This tour does not include shuttle service. The Chamber recommends that those on this tour predetermine a route considering the address of each home. Tickets are $35.

Black Tie

A Black Tie event is also scheduled Friday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 11 p.m. Socializing begins aboard a private coach bus while those on this tour enjoy an evening tour followed by a reception at Urban Olive & Vine. Expect an exceptional evening of unique appetizers, delicious desserts, a cash bar and live entertainment while looking your best. Limited tickets are available at $75 (reserve as soon as possible). Black Tie admired, but not required.

Traditional Tour

The traditional tour is Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18, from noon to 4 p.m. The tour includes five homes beautifully decorated, plus the Octagon House. This tour offers free shuttle service to each home and a stop at the Craft Sale & Market Place (Saturday only, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) at the Hudson House Grand Hotel. Tickets are $18/$20 (must be 12 years and older)

Saturday's Craft Sale & Market Place at the Hudson House Grand Hotel offers unique gifts and decorating ideas at the with live morning entertainment by the Hudson Middle School Orchestra. Enjoy extended shopping and dining hours as you celebrate the holidays in Hudson.

Reserve your tour tickets by Nov. 12 to be eligible to win prizes. Tickets are available at Lavender Thymes, SEASONS on St. Croix Gallery, the Chamber office and the Hudson House Grand Hotel. Tickets may be purchased by credit card through the Chamber office only.

For more information contact the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau at (715) 386-8411 or go to Ask about the Girls Getaway lodging package.