The Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale (BSO&C) celebrates the spirit of the Holidays with our 15th annual Holiday Tour of Homes on Saturday, December 7 from 10 am – 3 pm. Tickets are $25. Local families open their beautifully decorated homes for this self-guided tour. The tour features seven festively decorated locations throughout Billings. All stops will feature music provided by the BSO&C and community musicians. All proceeds benefit the Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale. The Locations featured on this year’s tour are:
BALLARD HOME 4288 BRANDYWOOD DRIVE
The Ballard’s steadily have added a few things every year to where they now have almost every room in the house completely decorated. While the outside of our house looks like a winter wonderland, the inside could be considered the North Pole! We have a tree in every bedroom, as well as one in the upstairs great room and one in the downstairs living area. They love Santa’s and snowmen, so you’ll spot plenty of those throughout the home. You’ll want to make sure you have extra time to spare in this home because there is so much to see, almost every nook and cranny!
BAAR/EDWARDS HOME 4205 LAREDO PLACE
Step into a truly Winter delight. The Holiday Village comes alive. Stroll from one dazzling tree to the next dazzling tree. Bringing merriment to each step of the way getting you closer and closer into the Holiday Spirit.
GAINAN’S HOLIDAY DREAM HOME 1603 GRAND AVE #140
Get ready to be inspired for your holiday décor plans. Plan to spend some time while touring the homes at this year’s Holiday Tour of Homes visiting Gainan’s. Weave your way through the forest of trees and throughout the store to find your 2019 Christmas Crush. Don’t forget to bring your Holiday Tour of Homes ticket with you for your 15% discount.
AVENUE C APARTMENTS 1607 17TH ST. W.
You will not want to miss this stop on the tour. Avenue C is a tour all on its own. Start out through the main doors with the sights and sounds of Christmas welcoming you in. If the weather allows, take a stroll around the holiday light lit pool in the courtyard before you head upstairs. Then enjoy walking through the fully decorated model home before you join our Billings Symphony volunteers ready to serve you holiday drinks & snacks on the 4th floor in the Sports Lounge. Come see the new Modern Montana at Avenue C.
MORRISON HOME 43 CLARK AVE
Leigh Morrison is fortunate to be the third owner of this home that was started in 1905 and completed in 1922 by B.J. Martin. It is one of the homes featured in the “Historic Homes of Billings, MT” book written by Kathryn Wright and illustrated by Carolyn Thayer. It will be decorated for the holiday season in a traditional Victorian era design perfectly matched with its historical appeal.
QUASS HOME 3175 MCMASTERS RD
This home is known for its view, especially during the holiday season. This home will be decorated in traditional holiday style. This is a home that’s holiday décor is so cozy you’ll want to curl up and stay awhile.
Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at the Billings Symphony Box Office, 2721 2nd Ave N. Ste 350, by calling 252-3610 or online at billingssymphony.org. They are also available at all three Gainan’s Flower and Garden Centers, The Base Camp, First Montana Title, Wetzel’s Quality Cleaners, and Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/ Floberg Real Estate. A map of the Tour can be found at www.billingssymphony.org/holiday-tour-of-homes
The 15th annual Holiday Tour of Homes is generously sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway/Floberg Real Estate, Wetzel’s Quality Cleaners, First Montana Title, Gainan’s Flower and Garden Center, Phillips 66 Billings Refinery, and Pierce Flooring & Cabinet Design Center. The Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale’s 2019-2020 season is sponsored by The Oakland Companies.