Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster’s sixth annual Goshen Christmas House Tour will kick off the holiday season on Sat., Dec. 5. Not surprisingly, the beloved event will have a 2020 twist. This year’s Tour will be a self-guided driving event featuring the fun and festive outdoor decorations of homes in the greater-Goshen area. To date, more than 30 homes have signed on to light up their homes for Catholic Charities.
The 2020 Goshen Christmas House Tour will be a fun outing for the entire family. Tour passes are just $25 per carload when purchased by Wed., Dec. 2, and $35 per carload for passes purchased after the deadline and on the day of the event. Each car pass will include a Tour map highlighting the featured homes, as well as activities for children. All proceeds from the Tour will support Catholic Charities’ emergency food and shelter programs, which help the neediest residents of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties keep a roof over their head and food on the table.
“2020 has been a long, difficult year for so many. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that Catholic Charities will be hosting a 2020 variation of the annual Goshen Christmas House Tour,” said Susan Murray-Tetz, Catholic Charities board member and chair of the House Tour committee. “We wanted to do something that was family friendly and preserved the incredible community and Christmas spirit that the Tour generates each year – in a socially-distant and responsible way.”
Check-in and “day-of” car pass sales for the Christmas House Tour will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. at Stagecoach Inn, 268 Main St., Goshen. Featured homes will be lit from 5 to 9 p.m. In the event of snow, the House Tour will be held Sun., Dec. 6.
Greater Goshen residents who love to decorate for Christmas and would like to be featured on this year’s Tour, should contact Sheila Toohey for more information. Tour participants will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite home and prizes will be awarded.