History meets the holidays in the 25th annual Tours de Noel, sponsored by the Women of the Old West End on December 6th and 7th and showcasing stately homes in the venerable Old West End - including the Toledo History Museum. Highlights of this year’s tour include the Edward and Florence Scott Libbey House at 2008 Scottwood Ave., and the Milmine-Stewart House, where the Toledo History Museum and Old West End Antiques are located, at 2001 Collingwood Blvd., and where parking is available.
Advance tour tickets are $12 through Saturday and $15 on Sunday. Tour tickets for a single home are $5, while children 13 and younger are free when accompanied by an adult.
Purchase tickets in advance at Lily’s on Main in Levis Commons; Georgettes Grounds & Gifts at 311 Conant St., Maumee; David Swesey Florist at 1643 Tollgate Rd., Maumee; Downtown Latte, 44 S. St. Clair St.; Scramm’s Flowers, 3205 W. Central Ave.; Color Concepts, 6725 W. Central, Sylvania; Black Kite Coffee & Pies, 2499 Collingwood; Hafner’s Florist, 5139 N. Main St., Sylvania; Chic Salon, 3606 W. Sylvania Ave., and Seasons Gift Shop, Toledo Botanical Gardens, 5403 Elmer Dr.
Also on Sunday, a gift boutique and the annual Arboretum Cookie Walk will be in First Congregational Church, 2315 Collingwood, where Tony Packo lunches will be sold throughout the day. Some vendors include Alkire Knit, Dado Jewelry, Leta Coyle Purses & Accessories, Nadine Musser Silver, Sherwood Inn Pottery, and Wines Bee Yard.
More information is available by calling 419-244-4921 or visiting womenoftheoldwestendinc.com.