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Essex Holiday House Tour & Boutique in Downtown Essex

December 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Essex Holiday House Tour & Boutique will be held on December 7th from 9:30 am to 5 pm in Downtown Essex.

The town of Essex opens their homes this December to support a broad spectrum of services for at-risk children and their families through the Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT. On Saturday, December 7, 2019, The Essex River Valley Auxiliary presents a self-guided walking tour through six distinctive houses, the Essex River Museum, and the Essex Historical Society, all beautifully decorated for the holidays in downtown Essex.

More and more holiday makers are turning to holiday cottages for their accommodation on their next stay away. There are many attractions to staying in a holiday cottage over other traditional forms of accommodation such as hotels and B&Bs, not least because of flexibility and freedom that self-catering accommodation is able to offer.

Whatever your priorities when booking a holiday, the adaptability of a holiday cottage means that there is usually one to be found that fits the bill, regardless of the size, type or age of the party, their budget, chosen destination or facilities or activities required to make their holiday perfect! Whether you are looking for a fun packed family holiday, a peaceful romantic getaway or short activity break, holiday cottages are a great way to take a family holiday.

Holiday cottages have perhaps the largest range of locations available of any type of accommodation. The flexible nature of the holiday cottage means that they can literally be anywhere, from the centre of a large city, to the most remote farm, from the wildest stretch of coast to the busiest of seaside resorts. This means there is bound to be a holiday cottage in the right location for you – whatever your priority for a holiday, be that family entertainment, scenery, history and heritage, food, shopping or simply a nice beach to relax on!

The real joy of staying in a holiday cottage if the flexibility and freedom that it offers: You are free to come and go as you please, you can set your own timetable and agenda. There is no need to worry about regulated meal times, interruptions from cleaners or restrictions to entry to your rooms or the property. If food is a particular priority for you on holiday, then self-catering is the perfect choice. Foodies will delight at being able not only sample the delights of local restaurants and cafes, but also be able to make their own dishes back at their holiday cottage.

Frequently, holiday cottages are in rural or coastal locations, many of which will be able to offer excellent opportunities to try and buy fresh local fish, meat and produce from independent shops and delis, farm shops, markets and farmers markets – so no need to worry about food miles! So you can cook up a feast or pack a picnic from the privacy of your own kitchen.

Visitors can also get a jump start on their holiday shopping by visiting the Holiday Boutique located at Essex Town Hall at 29 West Avenue, will feature hand-crafted clothing, bespoke jewelry, unique home décor, festive holiday floral arrangements and more. Santa’s Café located in the boutique will offer snacks and refreshments.

All proceeds from the holiday house tour benefit the programs and services provided by the Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT to families in need. Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to see some of Essex’s historical homes that showcase elegant, architectural features in their original settings. Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 on the day of the event at the Essex Town Hall at 29 West Avenue, Essex, CT.

Tickets may be purchased at the following locations:

(1) One N. Main, Essex
(2) Griswold Goods & Curiosities, Essex
(3) Anchor & Compass, Deep River
(4) Saybrook Home, Old Saybrook
(5) Bowerbird, Old Lyme
(6) Walker Loden, Madison
(7) Savour Cafe & Bakery, Centerbrook


December 7, 2019
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Downtown Essex
Main Street CT 06426 United States + Google Map