DECEMBER 2, 3 & 4, 2016
CANDLELIGHT HOMES TOUR
The 35th Anniversary Of Weston's Candlelight Homes Tour
The Friday evening tour is limited to 300 tickets and will include a light dinner at “Eventful”. The homes will be open from 5:00PM to 8:30PM. Seatings for light dinner are between 5:00 and 6:30 PM Or 7:00 and 8:30 PM. Tickets are $35.00
Saturday tour hours are noon to 8:00PM, and Sunday the homes will be open from noon to 5:00PM. Tickets are good for either Saturday or Sunday. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of tour.
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the “Christmas Candlelight Homes Tour”, Weston’s favorite traditions will be back. The downtown street lamps will be a glow with greenery and lights, the streets leading to the tour homes will be lined with luminaries, and of course Weston’s Father Christmas, who for years has evoked feelings of a Christmas long ago, will be on hand to greet visitors.
No trip to Weston would be complete without visiting the wide array of restaurants, shops, and attractions. All the homes on the tour are within walking distance of the historic downtown district, so there will be plenty of time to do your holiday shopping!
For more information and to purchase tickets visit westonmo.com or call the Chamber of Commerce office at (816) 640-2909.
THE SPECHT HOME 611 Cherry Street
This Sears Kit Home owned by Edd and Jan Specht, was built between 1890 and 1915. They can date the woodwork to that timeframe. Jan purchased the home in 1986 and in the fall of 2002, after Jan and Edd married, they built an addition and remodeled the home to its existing condition. The original home had one bedroom, two parlors, and one bathroom. Most recently the front porch was replaced and blends in to match the period of the home. Jan and former husband Gehrig Frey came up with the creation of Weston's Father Christmas. One of the photo's on display is an original photo of Father Christmas and dedicated to Jan.
THE HARPST HOME 639 Cherry Street
This home was built in 1848 by John and Christina Harpst. The original structure, which faced Walnut Street, consisted of two rooms and two stone basements, one for milk and the other for fruit. A four room addition was built in 1905 which reconfigured the house to face Cherry Street. In 2005 renovations were begun on the home, using much of the original materials. As you tour the home notice the wine cellar right off of the kitchen. The home is currently owned by Major Mark Ivey and his wife, Cara. They continue to uncover & preserve historical features of this antebellum home.
THE KOONCE LOFT 410 Main Street
This building was constructed in 1860 and began it's life as Charles Johnson & Company Jewelers. In 1996 Chris, Jennifer, and Judy Koonce purchased and renovated the building. The original brick walls and tin ceiling were restored and an indoor stairwell was added. They opened the Adams Mayfair Company on November 11, 1996 and it continues to be an eclectic mix of jewelry, home decor and pet accessories. It is also home to their four legged employee, Roxee Heart, a rescued Jack Russell Terrier. The upstairs loft was remodeled this summer. The bathroom door, with original finish, a heating vent grill, and a World War II Radio Bag are just some of the items in the loft that were recovered from the dirt floor basement of another Main Street building.
THE RENZELMAN WALK-OUT STUDIO AND GARDEN 519G Main Street
This Georgian Colonial Revival building circa 1879 was built by Jacob Mettier to house the Mettier Billiard Saloon. In was a harness shop from 1882 until 1930, and through the years it has housed a variety of different businesses, and apartments on the upper floors. Current owners, Joyce and Tabb Renzelman, have converted the lower level into a studio apartment with original stone walls. The relaxing garden area, overlooking the City Park, features stone pavers, statuary, fountains, and multiple seating areas to enjoy the outdoors.
HOLIDAY SHOW HOUSE 619 Main Street
Little history is known about this home near the top of Main Street. It is believed to have been built at the turn of the 20th Century based on construction techniques and materials used in the home. As this year's Holiday Show House, it will feature furnishings and decorations from local Weston designers and merchants. This home was purchased by Beth and Clint Osler in 2016. Much work has recently been completed to restore and update another historic Weston home. The owners plan to open this prime location home as Weston's newest Bed and Breakfast in the near future.
DECEMBER 3, 2016
UPSTAIRS TEAROOM HIGH TEA
RESERVE YOUR TIME FOR TEA
Bring your friends and enjoy, relax, take a break, and warm up in style.
We are offering High Tea just for you during the Homes Tour
ADD A SPECIAL EXPERIENCE TO YOUR TIME IN
BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WESTON
$12.95 Plus Tax and Gratuity. Taking reservations now.
(816) 640-2825 Westongalleria@gmail.com
Upstairs Tearoom above Main Street Galleria
On the Corner, 501 Main Street, Weston, MO
DECEMBER 10, 2016
SECOND SATURDAYS IN WESTON
Have fun with us every Second Saturday...shops open late in downtown Weston.
Family Fun Every Sunday
Doors open at 5:00 pm
Inside the New Deal Tobacco Warehouse on 45 Highway, Cline's Opry presents family friendly country music and comedy every Sunday at 5pm. With a 4,000 sq. ft building enclosed with old tin from local tobacco barns along with a 800 sq. ft. stage and comfortable theatre seating, central air & heating, you can enjoy some of the finest entertainers & acts in the country, in a rustic setting.
Sunday shows are from 5pm to 7pm. National and regional acts are announced throughout the year. Sunday show prices are $12 per person with children 12 and under free. Concessions available. Like our Cline's Opry Facebook page and keep posted on all upcoming events.
SNOW CREEK SKI RESORT OPENS
1 Snow Creek Drive
NEW YEARS EVE 2016
CELEBRATE NEW YEAR'S EVE IN WESTON