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Christmas Tour of Homes kicks off season in Hudson

The tree and the fire are lit at 593 Schwalen Drive as part of the Christmas Tour of Homes. Put on by the Chamber of Commerce, the tour saw more than 1,600 guests this year. Rebecca Mariscal / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 6
The Octagon House is decorated for the tour and the season. This year’s theme is “World War I: Christmas on the Homefront.” Rebecca Mariscal / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 6
Visitors line up outside one of the homes on the Christmas Tour of Homes on Saturday, Nov. 18. The tour ran the whole weekend, with a Dazzle Tour on Friday night. Rebecca Mariscal / RiverTown Multimedia 3 / 6
Decorations continue out on the deck at 1009 Fourth St. on the Christmas Tour of Homes. Homeowners work for weeks ahead of time to get the houses set up for the tour. Rebecca Mariscal / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 6
“And the stockings were hung…” at 2313 Donegal Court, one of the stops along the Christmas Tour of Homes. Local businesses help participating homeowners decorate for the tour, and give out a prize package at each home. Rebecca Mariscal / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 6
The table is set and the tree is decorated at 28 Spring Brook Bay, one of the four homes featured on this year’s Christmas Tour of Homes. The Octagon House is also a part of the tour. Rebecca Mariscal / RiverTown Multimedia6 / 6

More than 1600 people lined up over the course of the weekend to visit the annual Christmas Tour of Homes throughout Hudson. Each year, four homes to be a part of the tour alongside the St. Croix County Historical Society Octagon House. This year guests toured 28 Spring Brook Bay, 593 Schwalen Drive, 1009 Fourth Street and 2313 Donegal Court, all decked out with decorations, including some items from local businesses.

Rebecca Mariscal

Rebecca Mariscal joined the Hudson Star Observer as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in communication and journalism. 

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