Step back in time and stroll through some of Springfield’s finest historic homes all dressed for the holidays. Encounter Midtown residents dressed in period Victorian clothing and get decorating ideas. Featured on the tour will be five homes, the historic Drury Pool Art Center and Sacred Heart Church all built during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
This year will include two institutional stops - the historic Sacred Heart Church built in 1882, and the Drury Pool Art Center, originally built in 1930.
What: Midtown’s 29th Annual Victorian Christmas Homes Tour with five homes, historic Drury Pool Art Center building and historic Sacred Heart Church with a crafts fair.
Where: Drury Diversity Center in the historic Washington Avenue Baptist Church, 803 Bob Barker Blvd. (corner of Drury Lane & Bob Barker Blvd., built in 1885). Shuttles will be available from the Diversity Center to all stops.
When: Friday, December 1, 5pm to 8:30pm & Saturday, December 2, 12 noon to 4:30pm.
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets on sale Nov 20 – Dec 1 (4pm), at the following locations: Maschino’s, Enterprise Lanes, Sunshine Lanes and Sacred Heart Church. Tickets will be available during the tour at Drury Diversity Center and Sacred Heart Church.
Craft Fair: Visit the annual Sacred Heart Church Craft Sale (1609 N. Summit, 417- 869-3646, built in 1882), Friday evening December 1 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm & Saturday December 2 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. See many local crafters with Christmas gift ideas.
Parking: Please park in the lot adjacent to the Drury Diversity Center or in the lot directly across the street. Street parking is not recommended.
This event occurs within the Midtown Historic District which is Springfield’s largest nationally recognized historic district and is sponsored by the Midtown Neighborhood Association.
Contact Midtown at: email: email@example.com or 417-496-8539