Take a break from the madness of holiday shopping to enjoy looking at some beautiful historic homes in Canandaigua. Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park will host its Holiday Home Tour on Saturday, December 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visitors have the option of driving themselves or making stops on a free shuttle bus. The mansion, located at 151 Charlotte St., will also be open to the public, and carolers from Canandaigua Middle School will perform at 2 p.m. and visitors can munch on cookies and punch.
The tour will feature seven different stops, including the 1st Congregational Church on North Main Street, a home located in a wooded area across from Sonnenberg's rock garden on East Street, a 14-room home near Sonnenberg's driveway at Gibson Street, a 1845 Federal Style home on Park Place, a 1938 Colonial Revival home at on Park Street, a 1830 Federal Style home on Gibson Street, and a locally built home from 1887 on Dungan Street.
Tickets to the tour cost $22-$25 and can be purchased at Sonnenberg's Gardener's Cottage, most Canandaigua National Banks, Sweet Expressions, Renaissance Goodie II, The Furniture Doctor, online at sonnenberg.org, or by calling 394-4922.