DECEMBER 5, 6 & 7, 2014
CANDLELIGHT HOMES TOUR
The 33rd 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. Tickets for Friday’s festivities are $35.00.
Saturday tour hours are noon to 8:00PM, and Sunday the homes will be open from noon to 5:00PM. Saturday and Sunday tickets are $15.00 in advance, $20.00 the day of the tour, and $5.00 for children under 12.
Tickets are good for either Saturday or Sunday.
Start your holiday season off right with a tour through five historic homes in Weston, Missouri – voted Kansas City’s “Best Day Trip” 10 years straight by Ingram’s Magazine. This year’s homes tour features three antebellum homes, a 1920’s cottage and a downtown loft.
To celebrate the 33rd 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!
The downtown loft, located at 418 Main Street, dates from the 1870’s and has been home to numerous merchants over the years. This apartment features an open loft concept and a recently added balcony on the front street side, where the owner can enjoy a morning cup of coffee or a nice glass of local wine in the evening.
The home at 831 Washington Street, built in 1852, is a wonderfully restored two-story Gothic Revival structure, featuring the original pine floors in three of the rooms, a walnut staircase and exposed brick walls. The dining room is unique in the fact that electricity has never been added in the ceiling. For family celebrations, the room is illuminated by a candlelight chandelier, candelabras, and trays of candles.
Built in the 1840’s, 731 Welt Street is a home with many unique features. During a complete restoration in 2006 it was discovered that the original portion of the home was constructed entirely of hand-hewn native walnut logs. To enhance the historic nature of this 8 room home the original flooring, woodwork, and log walls were exposed, saved, cleaned, and polished.
614 Rock Street is a charming give-room cottage built in 1922. The home has two front doors, and old tradition that allowed visitors and family to use separate entrances. The kitchen and bathroom have been remodeled and modernized. To add more space, the owners have added a spiral staircase leading to a small loft.
Directly across the street, 615 Rock Street is an 1850’s home. Records show that in 1853 the property was owned by Elijah Cody, uncle to Buffalo Bill Cody. Throughout the years, several owners have altered the configuration of what was once a three-room structure. The current owner’s artistic talents are displayed throughout their modernized home.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit westonmo.com or call the Chamber of Commerce office at (816) 640-2909.
DECEMBER 6, 2014
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 13, 2014
SECOND SATURDAYS IN WESTON
The Party starts at 4pm and lasts til 7pm
Stroll into Unique Shops & Galleries for late night shopping and enjoy in-store Specials, Local Wine and Beer, Food Samples and Live Entertainment.
Have fun with us every Second Saturday...shops open late in downtown Weston.
Family Fun Every Sunday
Doors open at 5:00 pm
SNOW CREEK SKI RESORT OPENS
1 Snow Creek Drive
NEW YEARS EVE 2014
CELEBRATE NEW YEAR'S EVE IN WESTON