The Sippican Woman’s Club presents the 26th annual Holiday House Tour and Tea from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday December 8th. Proceeds from the Holiday House Tour are used for annual scholarship awards to area students, graduating seniors and college students. The tour begins at the club’s Handy’s Tavern, 152 Front Street in Marion. This year is the Tavern’s bicentennial, and the club has transformed the tavern to appear as a tavern and inn in a small seaport village 200 years ago. Wassail will be served before proceeding to five homes, each unique and decorated for the holidays in New England.. Two local florists are contributing their time and talents to decorating homes for the tour. Eden Florist and Garden Shop of Marion has done tour houses for years and is well known throughout the Southcoast for holiday and special event decorating and floral arrangements. Also, last year one of the houses had Bunny’s Bouquets of Rochester, and the result was very appreciated by the club and attendees.
There is also the elegant Tea at St. Gabriel’s, corner of Front and South Street, where one can enjoy fresh baked goodies and have a chance to warm up. Tea will be served from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. by Sippican Woman’s Club members.
Tickets are $18 in advance, available in Marion at Serendipity by the Sea, The Book Stall, and The Marion General Store. In Mattapoisett, tickets may be purchased at Isabelle’s in The Ropewalk shops on Route 6. On the day of the tour, tickets may be purchased for $22 at the Coldwell Banker Real Estate office, next to Handy’s Tavern.