The Holiday House Tour

PHW's Holiday House Tour is held the first full weekend of December, and consists of the Bough and Dough Shop, Saturday evening Preview Party & Candlelight Tour, and the Sunday afternoon Daylight Tour.

Buy tickets online or learn how you can volunteer for this event!


Preview Party & Candlelight Tour  

The Preview Party is a special evening reception in a historic home, featuring a sneak peek Candlelight Tour of the other sites on the Holiday House Tour on Saturday evening. Admission tickets to the Preview Party and Candlelight Tours are also valid for the Sunday afternoon house tours.
Date: December 1, 2018
Hours: Saturday, 6-9 p.m.
Party Location: TBA
Candlelight House Tour Locations: TBA
Admission: TBA

The Daylight Tour  

The Daylight Tour is the main attraction of the Holiday House Tour weekend, taking place on Sunday afternoon and drawing crowds of up to 500 visitors.
Date: December 2, 2018
Hours: Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Locations: TBA
Admission: TBA

Where to Buy Tickets  

Holiday House Tour Tickets go on sale in mid-November at The Final Yard, Kimberly's, Wilkins' Shoe Center, Winchester Book Gallery, Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center,, and the Bough & Dough Shop at the Hexagon House.

We'll see you on December 1 & 2, 2018, for our 42nd Holiday House Tour!

The Bough and Dough Shop  

We heard your feedback! The Shop will be open Tuesdays-Saturdays Nov. 16 - Dec. 9 in 2018 to coincide with advance ticket sales and open one week after the tour to provide a better window to pick up fresh greens and wreaths for decorating.

Dates: Nov. 16 - Dec. 9, 2018
Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Sunday (Dec. 2 and 9 ONLY) noon - 5 p.m.
    Closed for Thanksgiving
Location: The Hexagon House, 530 Amherst Street, Winchester
Admission: FREE
Items for sale: Fresh cut greenery, wreaths, baked goods, and local artisan crafts are available for holiday gift-giving and decorating. Books and artwork featuring historic subjects may be available on a year to year basis. Tickets for the Holiday House Tour and memberships to PHW are also available. The Shop offers complimentary hot drinks to its visitors. Get a sneak peek at the Shop layout and artisans.


A sampling of pottery and greenery arrangements for sale at the Bough and Dough Shop


The Holiday House Tour requires a tremendous amount of effort and energy from volunteers. To make the event successful, PHW is always looking for people to lead tours as docents, provide musical entertainment, or help decorate the homes.

Donations of fresh greenery are also welcome. The Shop is always in need of magnolia, berried holly, nandina berries, boxwood, pine, and other greenery. If you would like to donate greenery, PHW volunteers can trim your trees and bushes for you. Please contact PHW for more information or let us know how you can help.

Still have questions about the Holiday House Tour?