Holiday Home Tour; Santa Portraits; Santa Coming to Hillsborough

By Brian Alluisi Posted December 8, 2013 at 6:00 am

CHAPEL HILL –  Today from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Hillsborough presents its 27 annual Holiday Home Tour in and around the Historic District.

The tour features seven beautifully decorated private homes.  This year’s theme is local talents/local traditions, with highlights on local storytelling, artists, food, and live music.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children during the event. Carriage rides will be available for an additional $5 per person.

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This is the second year that portraits of Santa in a range of countries and traditions will be on display at the house museum in Hillsborough.

The collection is a loan from Hillsborough Garden Club member Nancy Campbell, whose late father painted a portrait each year.  These paintings will be on display until December 15.

Tours of the BurwellSchool and viewings of the Santa collection are free and open to the public from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sundays.


Santa and Mrs. Claus will make their annual visit to the Hillsborough Police Department’s lobby December 12 at 6:00 p.m.

All children in Hillsborough are welcome to come and share their Christmas wishes.

The police department also welcomes help in giving a toy gift to each child who visits Santa.  Donations of new, unwrapped toys for infants up to teens may be dropped off at the main station or substation.

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