The Billings Symphony celebrates its fifth annual Holiday Tour of Homes from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Four Billings families are opening their homes for a self-guided tour that raises funds for the Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale.
Here are details on this year’s tour homes:
Michael and Aimee Brown, 2312 Virginia Lane. The Browns’ home was built in 1911 and has been thoughtfully renovated to bring balance between modern-day living and their well-built farmhouse, which sits on an acre peppered with old-growth trees. With help from Gainan’s, their home radiates traditional warmth of the holiday season.
Tom and Ruth Drummond, 2208 Nina Clare Road. Enter the whimsical world of the Drummonds’ Christmas village at their home. What began 15 years ago with just one village on a single shelf has grown to include a city of miniature houses, railroads, churches, businesses and more throughout a significant area of their home. The vast display, which they began constructing in early October, takes on a global significance, with villages representing their many travel destinations in the U.S. and abroad.
Don and Pam Havig, 1944 Stillmeadow Drive. The Havig’s home sits on an acre against Canyon Creek in a beautiful country setting. Filled with family mementos, with the help of their daughter Erica Capser the home shows the personal style and traditions of the Havig family for the holidays.
Bobby Williams, 1708 Lenhardt Lane. An English country estate is what comes to mind as you drive through the entry gate and pass by the horse pastures leading to the six-acre grounds and elegant home of Williams and his three daughters. With festive decorating by Gainan’s, gorgeous holiday cheer will make visitors wish for a carriage ride through the grounds.
This event is made possible through the support of Robin Hanel/American Mortgage of Montana and J.E. Williams Trucking.
Tickets are $25 and available through today at the Billings Symphony office, 2721 Second Ave. N., Suite 350, by calling 252-3610, or by going online to www.billingssymphony.org. Pending availability, tickets may be purchased the day of the tour at the homes.
More information on each home, as well as a map of the tour, can be found on the symphony’s Web site or picked up at the BSO office.