Neighbors open doors for Christmas home tours

By Times Staff Writer
Published December 8, 2007

- Victorian Christmas Stroll, through Dec. 23, Henry B. Plant Museum, University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Museum lavishly decorated in Victorian style; trees, ornaments, antique toys. Admission: $10 adults, $4 for children 3 through 11. Discount days: Dec. 10-11, 17-18: adults $6, children $3. Information: 813 254-1891; www.plantmuseum.com.

- 10th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes, 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, sponsored by Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association, St. Petersburg. Eight homes decorated for the holidays. Tickets: $15 today; information and locations at www.honna.org or by calling (727) 895-4443. On Sunday, tickets are $20, available at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 126 11th Ave. NE, or Westminster Palms, Beach Drive at Ninth Avenue NE.

- Eighth annual Historic Tour of Homes, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Sunday, sponsored by Brooksville Woman's Club. Tour three historic homes and the clubhouse, where hot cider and cookies will be served. Tours leave from the Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. Tickets: $12. Information: (352) 796-6026 or (352) 848-7988.

- Christmas Tour of Homes, 3 to 9 p.m. Dec. 15, starting at 3818 Sail Drive, New Port Richey. Sponsored by Growing Great Moms; benefits GGM and Trinity Relay for Life. Eleven decorated homes, live music and carolers, crafts sale, roasting chestnuts, live nativity. Tickets: $13 advance, $15 tour day. Information: e-mail carmen.c.burnett@gmail.com or call (727) 277-8520.

Send information about tours to jstark@sptimes.com.