See Springfield’s oldest home, the Elijah Iles House, decked with 19th century holiday decor during the Candlelight Tour on Friday, Dec. 14 and the Historic Christmas Open House on Saturday, Dec. 15. The Candlelight Tour will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy light refreshments and tour the home, fully decorated with period-authentic decorations, by candlelight and lamplight. During the Historic Christmas Open House, attendees will enjoy special tours that highlight how holiday celebrations grew and evolved during the 19th century plus live music by Peaches & Cream as well as face painting, cookie decorating, caroling, refreshments and other seasonal activities. Admission to both the Candlelight Tour and Historic Christmas Open House are free, but donations will be accepted. For more information about the Elijah Iles House visit http://ileshouse.org or call 492-5929.
Candlelight Tour Historic Christmas Open House
Friday, Dec. 14, 6-8pm
Saturday, Dec. 15, 1-5pm
Elijah Iles House
628 S. Seventh St.