WEST ORANGE, NJ - The fifth annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour has been expanded to include 17 sites. The sites will all be decorated for the holidays and open to the public on Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8. Included in the tour will be Kip’s Castle and the Walther House at the Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, with first time sites Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Greenwood Gardens, Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center and The Salvatorian Fathers Catholic Church.

“The Holiday House Tour is a great example of organizations throughout the county pooling their resources to create a wonderful event for families to enjoy and to provide insight into how past holidays were celebrated,” Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo said. “Take a break from the hustle and bustle this December and visit 17 local homes and landmarks that will have decked the halls in holiday extravagance for one spectacular weekend. Tour historic Essex County with your friends and delight in the spirit of the season,” DiVincenzo said.

Historic Holiday House
Each site will offer something unique, including musical entertainment, refreshments or educational programs. There may be an admission fee at some locations. The complete list of Historic Holiday House sites is as follows:

Further Information
Essex County
County Executive:  Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.
465 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Newark, NJ 07102