ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – The Near Westside Neighborhood Association is hosting its annual Holiday Home Tour the first weekend of December, showcasing some of the best decorations in Elmira.

The 37th Annual self-guided tour starts at noon on December 4 and will feature six homes in the Near Westside neighborhood. After looking at the incredible decorations, people on the tour are invited to a dessert reception at Grace Church, starting at 2:00 p.m.

“It gives us an opportunity to really look in on families and see how they actually celebrate,” said Near Westside Executive Director Sue Skidmore. “And that I think is the best thing. It’s loving, friendly, warm relationships with your community and neighbors.”

The homes on the tour include:

  • 519 Euclid Ave. – Roberts Residence
  • 533 W. Water St. – Capriotti Properties, former restoration in progress
  • 458 W. Water St. – Seth House – Waago Residence
  • 465 W. Church St. – Searfoss/Balcom Residence
  • 378 W. Church St. – Capriotti Properties, former restoration in progress

Tickets for the tour are $18 for general admission or $35 for a ticket-DVD bundle. Near Westside members and senior tickets are $15 or $30 for the bundle.

Tickets are available at the Near Westside office at 353 Davis St., Chamberlain Acres, Turtle Leaf Cafe or Minier’s Market in Big Flats.