Take a step back in time this holiday season, and tour some of York’s oldest homes in the Avenues neighborhood, set aglow with festive lights, beautiful décor, food, music and hodgepodge of holiday traditions.
Nine Avenues neighborhood homes will open their doors and spread some holiday cheer to the public next weekend for open house holiday home tours on Saturday, Dec. 6.
Developed in the 1800’s, by a Civil War solider, the York County Avenue homes were some of first homes developed outside the core of downtown York. Shortly after the neighborhoods initial development, it became well known for it’s very fashionable Victorian and prairie style mansions and architectural design to love.
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Berks County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Come for the flowers – stay for the food.
There will be plenty of both at Saturday’s Gourmet Garden Tour in the Centre Park Historic District, the 20th annual event where residents of the Victorian-era neighborhood let visitors explore their normally secret gardens.
But for ticket holders to Saturday evening’s self-guided tour, the addition of food, spirits and musicians might make the tour feel more like a neighborhood-wide garden party.
Five homes and two businesses, with properties ranging from twins to freestanding mansions, are slated to take part in Saturday’s event.