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Christmas Tour of Homes & Craft Sale 2016

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Name: Christmas Tour of Homes & Craft Sale 2016
Date: November 18, 2016 - November 20, 2016
Registration: Online registration is closed. Call 715-386-8411 for availability.
Event Description:
The annual Christmas Tour features four privately owned homes and the historic Octagon House, all decorated in their Christmas finery.

Click here for this year's Home Descriptions.


EVENING DAZZLE TOUR
Friday Only: November 18, 6 pm-9 pm
​Visit our four homes during the evening hours when each home sparkles and glows! Transportation is NOT included. You may use your ticket on Saturday or Sunday to tour the first floor of the Octagon House.

​Ticket Price: $35 

TRADITIONAL TOUR
Saturday, November 19 from 10am - 5pm 
Sunday, November 20 from  Noon - 4pm 


Ticket Prices:  $23

$21 (Pre-Sale Discount will apply at check out) / $23 after Nov 11.
This popular, daytime tour features four homes and the first floor of the historic Octagon House decorated OVER-THE-TOP for the holiday season.   The Traditional Tour includes the convenience of a free shuttle service with stops to dine and shop along the way.  A map is provided with each ticket. Shuttle transportation is included or you may drive yourself. Must be 12 or older to attend. Make sure you wear socks as you will need to remove your shoes at each of the homes (break out your favorite holiday socks!).

CRAFT SALE & MARKETPLACE
​Saturday Only: November 19, 9 am - 5:30 pm
FREE Admission - No Ticket Required
​Hudson House Grand Hotel
​1616 Crest View Drive

2 Floors of vendors & crafters. Find the perfect item for your home or gift for a friend at the Craft Sale & Marketplace held in conjunction with the Christmas Tour of Homes! Explore the crafter booths on the ground floor and the marketplace vendors on the second level of the Hudson House Grand Hotel. Jewelry, apparel, ornaments, household goods, and gourmet foods are among the most popular items.

GIRLS GETAWAY LODGING PACKAGES
​Slip away with the girls for the weekend to shop, dine, relax and attend the Christmas Tour of Homes! To view the participating lodging properties and their special discounts being offered only for the weekend of the Christmas Tour of Homes, click HERE.

 

Dazzle and Traditional Tour Tickets can be purchased at the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau (502 2nd Street), M-F 8:30am-4:30pm with credit card, cash or check in person or over the phone with credit card at 715.386.8411.  OR Traditional Tour Tickets can be purchased at the Hudson House Grand Hotel (1616 Crest View Drive) with exact cash or check.

Order online by clicking the ?Register Now? button above. 

Stay up-to-date on all the event information by following our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HudsonChristmasTourofHomesandCraftSale/
 

Interested in having your home on the Tour? Click here for details on an informational meeting on November 29 for homeowners in Hudson. Homeowner Expectation sheet.

Got Questions? We have Answers. Please review our most frequently asked questions below.
 
Do I need a ticket to go to the Craft Sale?
No! The craft sale and vendor marketplace is FREE to attend. The craft sale is only on Saturday, November 19 from 9am-5:30pm at the Hudson House Grand Hotel (1616 Crest View Drive). Visit the 2 floors of vendors and crafters.
 
What hours are the Chamber office open to buy tickets?
Our regular office hours are Monday - Friday 8:30am-4:30pm. We are located at 502 2nd Street in downtown Hudson. We will be open the weekend of the tour on Saturday, November 19 from 9am-5pm and Sunday, November 20 from 11:30am-4pm. We accept cash, check or credit card payments.
 
Are there any additional Ticket Sales locations besides the Chamber office?
Yes,
Traditional Tour Tickets can be purchased at the Hudson House Grand Hotel (1616 Crest View Drive) at the  with exact cash or check. TICKETS ARE NOT SOLD AT THE HOMES.

Can I buy Tour tickets the day of the event?
Tickets for the Dazzle Tour can be purchased up until the day of the event on November 18 at the Chamber office (502 2nd Street).
 
Traditional Tour tickets can be purchased now AND through the entire event weekend at the Chamber office (502 2nd Street) with cash, check or credit card and the Hudson House Grand Hotel with cash or check only.
 
Can I buy Tour tickets at the homes?
No, tickets are NOT available at the homes. You will not be allowed entry into the homes without a ticket. No exceptions.


Is transportation provided?
Transportation is included for the Traditional Tour on Saturday and Sunday. There is NO transportation for the Dazzle Tour.
 
Where do I park and catch the shuttle for the Traditional Tour?
Parking and main shuttle pick up is at the Hudson House Grand Hotel (1616 Crest View Drive). Overflow parking is available at Pizza Hut next door. You may also catch the shuttle downtown at either of the stops listed on your ticket.
 
How often do shuttle buses run for the Traditional Tour?
Shuttles run approximately 15 minutes apart.
 

Are there restrooms available on the Tour?
New for 2016, the Octagon House Museum now has restroom facilities that can be used by tour goers (1004 Third Street).  Additional facilities can be found at Bethel Lutheran Church (920 Third St.), SEASONS on St. Croix Gallery (401 Second Street), the Chamber office (502 Second Street), and the Hudson House Grand Hotel (1616 Crest View Drive). 

Can I drive myself?
Absolutely! A map is provided with each ticket and lists the home addresses as well. If you drive yourself, please park only in designated parking areas (parking in a NO Parking area will get your vehicle towed at your expense). 
 
What happens if there is inclement weather? Can I get a refund?
The tour is held rain, snow or shine. (We've put in an order for shine!) Please dress appropriately for the weather as you may experience some wait times outdoors. There are no refunds for tickets purchased.
 
What if I don't make it to all the homes during the Traditional Tour or Dazzle Tour?
We design the tour route and shuttle service to provide you with the best opportunity to see all the homes in one visit. If for some reason you cannot make it to all the homes your Traditional Tour or Dazzle Tour tickets can be used on BOTH Saturday and Sunday during Tour hours to visit any unseen locations.
 
Do I need to take my shoes off in the homes?
Yes, you will be required to remove your shoes as you enter the homes. Make sure you have shoes that go on and off easily. You must be wearing socks (break out your favorite holiday themed socks to wear!). You will be provided with a plastic shoe bag to carry your shoes through the homes and to use at each location.
 
Can children attend?
Children under the age of 12 are not permitted on the tour.
 
Can I take photos?
We do not allow any photos to be taken inside of the houses.
 
Who displays decor in the homes? Can I purchase the items?
Our retailers and local businesses help the homeowners prepare for the Tour each year. The majority of items are available for purchase. Display cards are printed with the participating business name for your reference. Feel free to inquire with the homeowner as well or contact the Chamber office and we will assist you in locating an item seen on the Tour.
 
What is the Purple Bow?
Local businesses will be giving away door prizes at their location during the tour hours only. Each ticket purchased before November 11 is entered into the door prize drawing. A list of participating businesses is printed on your ticket. Look for the purple bow as well that identifies participating businesses. Each home has a larger grand prize as well. Make sure you check your ticket number at each home too.
 
Are there any special lodging discounts?
Yes! Slip away with the girls for the weekend to shop, dine, relax and attend the Christmas Tour of Homes! Find a list of participating lodging properties and their special discounts being offered only for the weekend of the Christmas Tour of Homes.  Click HERE for more information. 
 
 If you have additional questions please call our office (M-F 8:30am-4:30pm) at  715.386.8411.

 
 
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