Plan your Christmas in the Village getaway


For the Weekly Record Herald

TIPP CITY — Gather your girlfriends and go to the Tippecanoe Christmas in the Village Tour of Homes in gorgeous Tipp City on Saturday, Dec. 3. It’s a great getaway for a group outing.

Gaze at the beautiful décor in eight homes on Second Street, presented by local interior designers, florists and Master Gardeners. Bask in the glow of the Christmas lights by Christmas décor and enjoy a gander at “Tiny Teal”, a tiny house on display. Keep your guard up because there may be a Grinch sighting, but no worries, he won’t cast gloom on your grand day of fun.

Greet the season and enjoy the glitz, glitter and gleeful sounds of Christmas provided by numerous musicians around the venue. As an added bonus, every ticket holder is eligible to win one of seven glorious raffle baskets. Stop by the basket raffle tent with the tear-off portion of your ticket and enter to win.

Taking the tour can also make you feel generous because all of the profits from the tour are distributed to our non-profits partners: Boy Scout Troop #395, Children’s International Summer Village (CISV), Downtown Tipp City Partnership, Master Gardeners of Miami County, Soroptimists International of Tipp City and the Upper Miami Valley, Tipp High Student Senate and Octagon Club, Tipp City Area Arts Council, Tipp City Library, Tipp Monroe Cable Access Commission-KIT TV, Tipp Monroe Community Services, and Tippecanoe Historical Society.

The tour hours are noon to 5 p.m. You will be grateful the for the easy and ample parking in the City Park by the pool. Shuttle buses will be running to and from the parking area and around the venue from open to close.

Tickets purchased the day of the event are $20. Grab a deal and save $5 by ordering in advance online at www.tippchristmasinthevillage.com or through Facebook at www.facebook.com/christmasinthevillage. Online orders are available for pick up at the RE/MAX Victory Ticket Room and will call at 101 East Main Street, which is also the location for buying tickets the day of the event.

Additionally, tickets are available in advance for $15 at the following locations: Bodega Wine & Specialty Foods Market, Greenfire Bistro, Harrison’s Restaurant, Hock’s Pharmacy (Tipp and Vandalia,) Home Comfort Gallery (Troy,) Hotel Gallery, Sugden Furniture, and Tipp Monroe Community Services.

Visit the Christmas in the Village website or Facebook page. Contact tippchristmas@gmail.com via email with specific questions.

Giggle and gab and maybe grab a bite of gourmet food at one of Tipp City’s fine restaurants. It’s also a golden opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts. You’ll have a genuinely good time and your friends will think you are a genius for suggesting going on the Home Tour.