By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
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Five sparkling houses from yesteryear and today will dress up in their holiday finest as they open their doors to visitors and neighbors for the Historic Norcross Holiday Tour of Homes on December 2. The owners of these homes have been sprucing up their floors, polishing furniture, dusting chandeliers and decking their lovely halls in anticipation for the many guests that will stroll through their decorated rooms. 

New this year, the Artisan Gift Market, housed in the historic downtown Rectory (circa 1900), awaits shoppers with a variety of handmade items including glass and ceramic ornaments, pottery, jewelry, fiber art, paintings, candy, soap, stocking stuffers, decorated holiday gourds and much more. 

Free shuttles will drop sightseers off at the homes, the Market and the popular downtown district. Norcross’ boutiques and eateries will also offer up special holiday magic for Tour “explorers.” Trees will be lit, and the sidewalks will glisten with festive adornments, as shop owners welcome customers.

Doherty house.Doherty house.Tickets may be purchased online http://www.freshtix.com/events/historic-norcross-holiday-tour-of-homes-2017 for $30 (plus a $2.49 ticketing service fee). Tickets will also be available at the downtown shops of Chalk It Up Norcross, Farmhouse 17, The Shops of Antique Traditions, Taste of Britain, VSOP Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom and Good Things. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the Tour at Norcross City Hall, 65 Lawrenceville Street – which will be the “starting spot” for this year’s Tour again. 

Proceeds from the Historic Norcross Holiday Tour of Homes will go to Norcross Cooperative Ministry’s Christmas program, which helps more than 700 families enjoy the holiday season 

The much-anticipated celebration of the holiday season is a rain or shine event. Everyone is encouraged to bring their imagination and discover the beauty and enchantment of Historic Norcross.

Published: 2017-11-23 02:40