This year’s Santa Clara Holiday Historic Home Tour is this weekend, Friday, December 2nd from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, December 3rd from Noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are still available for purchase at City Lights Espresso, 1171 Homestead Road, Santa Clara through Friday or at the Harris-Lass Museum, 1889 Market Street, Santa Clara on the days of the tour. Four private homes and the Harris-Lass Museum are on this year’s tour. One of the private homes is a beautiful Queen Anne Victorian built in the 1890s for the family of a Santa Clara blacksmith named James Parmer. The Harris-Lass House Museum, an 1865 Italianate Victorian, is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a public museum and each room of the house is decorated based on a verse from the book, Twas the Night Before Christmas. This event is a fun Santa Clara holiday tradition, now in its 33rd year, with proceeds benefitting local non-profits in Santa Clara (including the Library). For more details, see the Santa Clara Historic Home Tour website at: http://www.sc-hometour.com/.
Proceeds from this tour have, in the past, funded history and geneology materials and summer reading.