DECEMBER 4, 5 & 6, 2015
CANDLELIGHT HOMES TOUR
The 34th 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.
Start your holiday season off right with a tour through four historic homes and designer show house in Weston, Missouri – voted Kansas City’s “Best Day Trip” 10 years straight by Ingram’s Magazine.
To celebrate the 34th 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 SULLIVAN HOME at 522 Walnut Street, built in the 1850’s, was once part of a handsome farm. The 3-deep brick home was constructed of brick handmade by slaves. The current owners, James & Judy Sullivan purchased the home in 1972. Due to structural issues in 1977 the back half of the home was removed and rebuilt. During the renovation, the Sullivans found coins dating back to 1853 under the threshold. A former slave quarters & summer kitchen were discovered in the home’s lower level. The front half of the home features original woodwork. A log cabin on the property dating to the 1820’s was dismantled in the 1990’s. A ticket to Weston’s popular “Mettier Ball”, held in the mid-1850’s, was found within the walls.
THE HARVEY HOME at 207 Walnut is believed to have been built in the 1930’s or early 1940’s, but very little history can be found about it. Someone seemed to remember that it was originally a 2 room wood cabin. When the current owners, Cliff & Lynn Harvey, purchased the house in 1999 it was in very poor shape. Over the next 10 years they worked to completely restore this comfortable cottage. A cast iron tree in the living room reminded the couple of their first Christmas tree which was a large twig covered with white lights. They couldn’t afford a real tree at the time, and a lighted twig tree became a holiday tradition for them. The couple has a crèche collection, including one that was given to Cliff’s father when he was the minister of the Weston Methodist Church. As you tour their home, ask them about the heartwarming story of their special collection of swans.
THE ANDERSON HOME at 424 Walnut Street was built in 1915 by Swiss immigrants John & Elizabeth Schumacher after their home at Rialto Landing burned to the ground. Their retirement years were spent at this home where they raised a variety of fruit trees, bees and canary birds in the large back yard. This is a fine example of the “turn of the century” architectural design. The 6 room house sits high on the corner, and features almost all original woodwork, floors, doors, brass hardware, pocket doors, and corbels on both ends of the ceiling in one room. The kitchen’s breakfast nook windows provide a great view of the large yard. The current owner, Jason Anderson, is the great-great grandson of the original owners!
THE SCOTT HOME at 190 Walnut Street was built in the early 1840’s. It originally was a 3 room ranch style farmhouse constructed of handmade bricks and a limestone foundation. Lime & sand were used as the mortar mix, which was typical for that period. Local walnut and oak was used for the structural material. The original 6” tongue and groove floors were made of local sugar pine. In 1888 the second story and the east side of the structure was built. This added 4 rooms and a walnut staircase to the home. The current owners, David & Lisa Scott, renovated the home in 2000 and 2007.
THE HOLIDAY SHOW HOUSE at 426 Spring Street is a Sears kit home built in 1920. The former residence of Scott & Christine Pirtle, this darling house is a bonus for this year’s Candlelight Homes Tour. In addition to the four beautifully decorated residences on tour, each room in this house will feature furnishings and decorating ideas from local Weston designers and merchants.
DECEMBER 5, 2015
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 12, 2015
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 2015
CELEBRATE NEW YEAR'S EVE IN WESTON