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2023 Michigan Holiday Home Tours


Based on the popularity of last year’s Holiday Home Tours, we are bringing back an updated version of this year’s Holiday Tours.  Want the chance to see some of Michigan’s most celebrated homes dressed up in their holiday finest? Sign up for one of this year’s upcoming holiday home tours around the state. You will have the chance to see some of Michigan’s most coveted residential architecture – much of it historic – and enjoy the festive holiday spirit and unique experiences offered via these tours.


49th Annual Boston-Edison Holiday Home Tour

Date: Saturday and Sunday, December 9 and 10, 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:40 PM EST

Where: Historic Boston-Edison Neighborhood, 2701 Chicago Blvd, Detroit, MI 48206

Enjoy both a bus and walking tour exploring the beautiful Boston-Edison Neighborhood where you will witness the timeless elegance of these architectural gems. The tour will include both interior and exterior tours and will begin and end at Detroit’s Sacred Heart Major Seminary.

49th Annual Boston-Edison Holiday Home Tour Tickets, Sat, Dec 9, 2023 at 8:00 AM | Eventbrite




A Ford House Christmas

Dates: November 24 – December 31, 2023, Times vary depending on Tour selected

Where: 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236

Ford House Holiday Tours In Michigan Are Truly MajesticAppreciate the beautifully decorated Ford Family House with a festive tour of the historic grounds and home. This home was once occupied by Edsel and Eleanor Ford, son and daughter-in-law of Henry Ford. Designed by Albert Kahn, the 1927 home features stone roofs, lead-pained windows, vine-covered walls, and expansive gardens, all located on the shore of Lake St. Clair.  Two different types of tours are being offered this year.

Home for the Holidays: Enjoy a new winter experience at Ford House, where visitors can enjoy a beautifully lit evening walk throughout the historic estate, marveling at the glittering white lights and the first floor of the Main Residence.

Holiday Main Residence Tour: Travel back in time and spend the holiday season with the Ford family! Enjoy festive holiday decorations and learn about Ford family traditions during a tour of their historic home. Note: this tour requires climbing up and down multiple flights of stairs, and because of these constraints, it is not wheelchair accessible.

Home for the Holidays at Ford House – Ford House

Holiday Main Residence Tour – Ford House


The Homes of the Center Avenue Historic District 2023 Holiday Parlour Tour

Date: Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3, 2023, Time varies depending on date selected

Where: Gilly’s Bistro, 1023 N. Johnson St, Bay City, MI 48708

Historic Bay City - Picture of Center Avenue Historic District, Bay City - TripadvisorKick off the holidays with a look inside eight magnificent historic homes while learning about their architecture and history. Don’t miss your chance to view the features and interiors of some of the most beautiful homes of Bay City, Michigan.

The Homes of the Center Avenue Historic District 2023 Holiday Parlour Tour Tickets, Sat, Dec 2, 2023 at 3:00 PM | Eventbrite





Hackley and Hume Houses Holiday Tour

Date: November 25 – December 28, 2023

Where: Hackley and Hume Historic Site Courtyard, 484 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon, MI 49440

Hackley House, Hume Home offering tours, free carriage rides - mlive.comExperience the spirit of the holiday season, learn the history of Victorian holiday traditions, at this year’s Holiday Tours of the Hackley and Hume Houses. The Queen Anne-style Victorian homes, located on West Webster Avenue, once belonging to Muskegon lumber barons Charles Hackley and Thomas Hume, are a landmark in Muskegon. Perry’s Pines will be selling trees and wreaths in the courtyard during tour hours throughout the holiday season.

Hackley and Hume 2023 holiday tour dates released |

Holiday Tours 2023 – Lakeshore Museum Center


Cadillac Garden Club Holiday Home Tour

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023, 10am – 3pm

Where: Cadillac, MI (Tickets available at Brinks Art & Frame, 112 S. Mitchell, or Horizon Books, 115 S. Mitchell, Cadillac)

Cadillac's Annual Holiday Home Tour has new homes to explore | News | cadillacnews.comTour four of Cadillac’s beautiful and unique homes representing the 1880’s to the present day, decorated for the holidays by the Cadillac Garden Club. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Cadillac Garden Club Events – Cadillac Garden Club






Meadowbrook Hall Holiday Walk

Date: November 24 – December 23, 2023

Where: Meadowbrook Hall, 350 Estate Drive, Rochester Hills, Michigan, 48309-4481

Meadow Brook Holiday Walk Tours | Rochester, MIMeadow Brook Hall’s annual Holiday Walk is a self-guided indoor tour featuring incomparable holiday sights and decorations inside the historic Matilda Dodge Wilson mansion and National Historic Landmark located in Rochester on the campus of Oakland University. The tour transports visitors through the historic 110-room mansion, with more than 50 magnificent trees, flickering fireplaces, and lights galore. Check out the Must See Michigan Architecture article on Meadow Brook Hall in this month’s newsletter.

Holiday Walk – Meadow Brook Hall






Alden B. Dow House Holiday Tour

Date: December 1-31, 2023

Where:  315 Post Street, Midland, Michigan 18640

Holiday Tours of The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio begin November 27th - Alden B. DowAlden and Vada Dow made Christmas a joyous and playful, family celebration for their family in this home. During this holiday season, experience the beauty and fun of their zooming scale trains, playful mechanical toys, shimmering Christmas tree decorations, joyous holiday music and the warm and inviting atmosphere the Dows created for family, friends, and holiday guests in this architectural masterpiece.

Alden B. Dow Home & Studio Holiday Tours – Alden B. Dow (



Victorian Christmas at the Cappon House

Date: December 9, 2023, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Where: Cappon House, 228 W. 9th Street, Holland, MI, 49423

History meets holiday spirit at the lakeshore's historic homes - Urban St. MagazineTravel back 150 years to Christmas in the Victorian Era at the Cappon House, the 1874 home of Isaac Cappon and his family. Visitors will enjoy the traditional Victorian Christmas decorations inside and outside the house, learn about Victorian Christmas practices, and hear carols performed by the Holland Chorale’s Dickens’ Singers. Holland Museum docents will be available to answer questions about the house and the Cappon family.

Victorian Christmas at the Cappon House 2023 – Holland Museum