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Holiday Tour of Homes

The annual Holiday Tour of Homes is a festive walking tour of some of Sanford's most beautifully preserved and restored homes, decked out for the holidays. The tour is also the centerpiece of other downtown events, such as the Tour of Drinks and the Light Up Sanford event.

On this self-guided walking tour, step into the past as you are welcomed into some of the Sanford Historic District’s most charming private residences. The tour route encircles George Touhy Park, where an old-fashioned holiday marketplace showcases a treasure trove of unique gifts.

As you follow the glow of luminaries down brick-lined streets, the sounds of Victorian carolers fill the air. Take in the ambiance and explore the history of the district's beautiful nineteenth-century homes. Experience historic living firsthand as residents showcase their beautiful interiors, which are sure to inspire your own holiday décor. Sip hot cocoa or apple cider and enjoy festive treats along the way. Enjoy a ride upon an elegant horse-drawn carriage around the park set underneath a canopy of twinkling holiday lights in the majestic Oak trees above.

Ticket cost is $30 per person. Wristbands and a tour map must be picked up at Touhy Park before beginning the tour. Please be advised that not all homes are handicap accessible and many have stairs. This event is rain or shine. Masks may be required for entry to some interiors.

Check back this fall for details on the 2022 tour!

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