Dec 2, 2013
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Can Governor, Mark Twain Outglow Greenwich, Woodbury, Suffield, Fairfield With Holiday Houses?

Can Governor, Mark Twain Outglow Greenwich, Woodbury, Suffield, Fairfield With Holiday Houses?
Homes around the state are decked in their festive best, all ready to receive guests. Here are a few invitations to consider: 

The Governor’s Residence in Hartford rolls out the red carpet Dec. 6-8. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand, and gingerbread house replicas of Connecticut historic sites will be on display. Bring along a new unwrapped toy for the U.S. Marines’ Toys for Tots program. Admission is free. (860/524-7355, ct.gov)

Also Dec. 6-8, tour the designer-decorated Burr Homestead in Fairfield during the Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival. Proceeds from the event will fund the Kennedy Center’s Artist Cooperative in Bridgeport. Tickets $5-$10. (fairfieldchristmastreefestival.org

In Suffield on Dec. 7 & 8, the Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden will be part of Home for the Holidays Suffield Tours. Tickets $15. (860/247-8996, ext. 23, ctlandmarks.org)

The Mark Twain House decorated for a late 19th-century Christmas will be the centerpiece of the Friends of Mark Twain House & Museum’s Holiday House Tour on Dec. 8, which also features five homes in Hartford and West Hartford including actress Katharine Hepburn’s family home and the Isham-Terry House. Tickets $30-$35. (860/280-3130, holidayhousetour2013.brownpapertickets.com)

The Greenwich Historical Society’s Antiquarius celebrates the holidays in high style Dec. 7-11. The event, packed with the Winter Antiques Show, designer talks and more, offers a Holiday House Tour of five Greenwich homes (including a Bunny Williams collaboration featured in House Beautiful) onDec. 11. (203/869-6899, greenwichhistory.org/antiquaries.php)

And on Dec. 14, the Woman’s Club of Woodbury offers a tour of historic and contemporary homes as well as a showcase cottage featuring the work of area designers. (203/266-4009, womansclubofwoodbury.org)

 

Can Governor, Mark Twain Outglow Greenwich, Woodbury, Suffield, Fairfield With Holiday Houses?

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