The Sippican Woman’s Club members are in full swing decorating Handy’s Tavern for the Holiday House Tour on December 14. The theme this year is “A Simple Holiday” in Marion. The Tavern Christmas décor is pleasantly comfortable and cozy. There is the traditional, beautifully decorated tree, in gold and red. However, this year there is also the “scholars tree”, with pictures of the recipients of this year’s scholarships. When one buys a ticket, or if already bought, there will be the exchange for Tour Map and Program. This takes place in the Tavern this year, and wassail will be served, to be enjoyed before heading out to see the houses in Marion.
Tickets can be bought at the Marion General Store, Serendipity in Marion, and Isabelle’s at the Ropewalk. Also, you can purchase online by going to the website www.sippicanwomansclub.org., select Holiday House Tour Tickets, add the number of tickets you are purchasing to the cart, proceed to checkout. If your credit/debit card is not in your name, please provide your name in the “Order Notes” on the right side of the “Billing Detail” page. At the end of the transaction you will have a receipt, please keep your receipt for payment verification. You can also purchase the tickets by sending a check payable to SWC and sent to SWC – HHT, P.O. Box 121, Marion, MA 02738. Tickets are $20 each in advance and $25 on the day of the tour.
Tickets will also be on sale in the Tavern on “The Stroll”, December 8.
As the House Tour date approaches, more detailed information will be provided. As in past years, the Marion Garden Club has their Holiday boutique, the Marion Art Center will be decorated with a special offering, the Elizabeth Taber Library will have something for children, the Congregational Church will hold their luncheon, and of course our traditional Tea at St. Gabriel’s. And then there is a surprise venue, The Beverly Yacht Club will be open with a cash bar and complimentary coffee and tea. Suffice it to say that December 14 will be a very busy day for tour-goers!