Holiday Home Tour This Weekend

Get ready to be swept away into a holiday wonderland.

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library 2013 Holiday Home Tour has six enchanting homes to be toured this Sunday, November 17 from noon to 5:00 p.m. From a Greek Revival Farmstead to a home reminiscent of the Eastern Seaboard with cedar shake exterior and Native American and European interior influences to a Gabled Bungalow with English Court Holiday décor.

The event benefiting the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) programs for children and adults. holiday_tour Tickets are $25 each and can be paid by cash or check. They are available for purchase at The Friends Library Store located on the main level of the RHPL and at Lytle Pharmacy, 340 S. Main Street, Dillman & Upton, 607 Woodward Avenue. In Rochester Hills, Sharon’s Hallmark at 115 South Livernois and 3038 Walton Blvd. You may also purchase Home Tour tickets online and by credit card at

Fairies by designer Mark Roberts adorn the Christmas tree that is center stage in the gabled bungalow. A toy train circles the base of the tree. A court jester hangs in the entry way greeting visitors as does an elf riding a dragon gargoyle.

Live musicians will perform for a period of time at each of the homes on the tour, including a harpist, wind instruments, a pianist and violinist.

New to the home tour this year will be a holiday boutique featuring Michigan made items including holiday décor and gifts. The boutique will be at the Cranberry Lake Farm home tour location.

Holiday Tour goers may bring their own slippers to wear inside the homes or may use the booties provided at each home. They are asked to not bring children under the age of 18 and to use the restroom before leaving home. Restrooms will be available at the library. Please do not bring any food or drink into the homes and no picture or video inside the homes. The Friends of RHPL thank everyone in advance for their cooperation.

The Rochester Hills Public Library is located in downtown Rochester off of University Drive and three blocks east of Main Street. The Library is open from 9 – 9 Monday through Thursday and 9 – 6 on Fridays and Saturdays. The Library’s website ( has information on how to register for a card and access all the Library’s services.

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