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SHOP & STROLL at the 15th Biennial Holiday House Tour in Historic Essex

December 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

The town of Essex opens their homes this December to support Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT.  The Essex River Valley Auxiliary presents a self-guided walking tour through six distinctive houses, beautifully decorated for the holidays in downtown Essex. Visitors can also get a jump start on their holiday shopping by visiting the Holiday Boutique, featuring hand-crafted clothing, bespoke jewelry, unique home décor, festive holiday floral arrangements and more. The Holiday Boutique opens at 9:30 A.M. and is located at Essex Town Hall at 29 West Avenue. Santa’s Café located in the boutique will offer snacks and refreshments.

2019 Essex Holiday House Tour + Boutique
Saturday, December 7th: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

$30 for advance tickets
$40 on the day of the event
*Day of tickets may be purchased at the Essex Town Hall, 29 West Avenue in Essex beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the day of the event

To purchase advance tickets online, please click here. Tickets are also available for purchase in advance at the following local businesses:

Essex: The Griswold Inn Store One North Main
Centerbrook: Centerbrook Cheese Shop
Old Saybrook: Saybrook Home
Chester: The French Hen
Deep River: Anchor & Compass Compass Rose
Old Lyme: Bowerbird
Madison: Walker Loden
New London: Child & Family Agency

All proceeds from the holiday house tour benefit the programs and services provided by the Agency. This is the 15th-holiday house tour presented in Essex, and a fabulous opportunity to see some of Essex’s historic homes that showcase elegant, architectural features in their original settings.

Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT is the area’s oldest children’s non-profit organization in Southeastern CT, a cornerstone Agency helping children and families since 1809. With over 10,535 children and families served each year, the Agency aims to provide high- quality and holistic mental health treatment to all members of the community.

The Essex location offers a variety of programs, services, and therapeutic models with the goal of not only nurturing children and families but the entire community. The Essex Auxiliary has proudly devoted itself to supporting the Agency for over 25 years, providing over half a million dollars in unrestricted funds. Most recently, the Auxiliary raised funds to create an outdoor therapeutic area at the Essex Child Guidance office.


December 7, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm


Downtown Essex
Main St
Essex, CT United States
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