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CONTACT: Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
PHONE: 256.350.3500 / 800.648.5381
Annual Historic Decatur Christmas Tour of Homes Set for December 14
Decatur, Alabama (November 14, 2019) – The Albany and Old Decatur Historic Districts will present their annual Historic Decatur Christmas Tour on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Fifteen homes, churches and historic sites will be open for viewing as part of the self-guided tour from 3 to 8 p.m. Along with the tour, the festive event offers shopping, refreshments and live holiday music.
This year’s tour features seven beautiful homes each beautifully decorated with luminaries, fruit, greenery, and thousands of lights, two churches, one public park, a cemetery and four historic sites. Residences in the Albany and Old Decatur Historic Districts are not normally open for public viewing except when a select number of homes open their doors during the annual holiday tour. Participating properties include:
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 801 Jackson Street SE (headquarters)
Chrissinger-Montgomery House, 826 Gordon Drive SE
The Columns, 601 Jackson Street SE
Henkel-Floyd House, 632 Jackson Street SE
Roundtree-Sandoval House, 1011 Grant Street SE
Old Decatur District:
Oak & Lee, 205-207 Oak Street NE
The Burns House, 618 Canal Street NE
Timberlake-Lovelace House, 108 Cherry Street NE
McEntire-Odom House, 120 Cherry Street NE
Frazier Park, 309 Cherry Street NE
The RiverFront Group, 826 Bank Street NE
Old State Bank, 925 Bank Street NE
Historic Railroad Depot, 701 Railroad Street NE First Missionary Baptist Church, 233 Vine Street NW Decatur City Cemetery, 1001 Wilson Street NW/Highway 20
Along with the self-guided tour, this year’s schedule includes a holiday market and a performance by the Orchestra Sul Ponticello at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in the Albany district. Westminster Presbyterian Church will serve as tour headquarters and light refreshments will be available for tour ticket holders. Carillon Christmas music can be heard throughout the afternoon and evening at First Presbyterian and Westminster Presbyterian churches. First Presbyterian Youth Carolers will perform at Frazier Park from 4:00 to 4:30PM. Downtown merchants and restaurants will be open for dining and holiday shopping before and during the tour.
Tickets for the Historic Decatur Christmas Tour are $25 each and can be purchased in advance beginning Nov. 14, 2019, and on the day of the tour at Jamie Hood Jewelers, Bank Street Art and Antiques, Pineapples Home Décor and Holly’s Seasonal Store, Tammy Eddy Antiques and Interiors, Jimmy Smith Jewelers, Second Read Books, Miss Muldrew’s and Old River Antiques and Interiors during business hours. On the day of the tour, tickets also can be purchased at Westminster Presbyterian Church from 12 to 7 p.m. Proceeds from the tour are used to preserve, protect and enhance the character and legacy of the historic neighborhoods.
For a schedule of events and more information on each property, visit www.decaturchristmastour.com.
About Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA)
AMLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the travel industry within the 16 northernmost counties of the state. It is supported by 500-plus members consisting of chambers of commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureaus, attractions, campgrounds, festivals, communities, counties, golf courses, restaurants, tour operators, accommodations, vendors, financial institutions and individuals. Counties included within the AMLA region are Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston. Additional information on North Alabama destinations, accommodations and special events is available by calling 800.648.5381 or by visiting www.NorthAlabama.org. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @VisitNorthAL and like us at www.facebook.com/VisitNorthAL.