If you are looking for an unique holiday experience close to home and perfect for the family, look no further. The Athens Historic House Museum Association presents its 4th annual Holiday Spirits Museum Mile Tour on Saturday Dec. 10. However, this is no ordinary holiday home tour. What makes this tour so special and fun for the family? Read on, and find out!
There's a special twist in this holiday home tour: in three of the four houses participants will visit, local and other talent will put on short theatrical performances that give glimpses into how different people celebrated the holidays in the 19th century. The different characters being portrayed include former UGA president Moses Waddel, Henry W. Grady, and an enslaved family. The audience will truly be able to take a step back into time and learn what it was like to celebrate the holidays in the 1800's.

The three performances will take place in the T.R.R. Cobb House, the Taylor-Grady House, and the Church-Waddel-Brumby House. It will also include a guided tour of the Ware-Lyndon House, in which participants will enjoy period music and delicious seasonal refreshments.

Only three tours are being offered, so make sure to order your tickets in advance! The Holiday Museum Mile Tours will depart from the Ware-Lyndon House Parking Lot at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children under the age of 12. You can find more information or make reservations at the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation website.

So if you're still looking into gift ideas for Mom or Grandma, this tour is the perfect present! Make reservations for your family, and be prepared to enjoy a wonderful evening of theatre, music, and tasty fun.

For  other festive holiday events in Athens GA, see www.VisitAthensGA.com/holiday.

- Debbie