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Clermont homes get dressed up for Christmas event
A view of Emily Pursley’s home off Holly Springs Road in Clermont featured in last year’s Clermont Town and Country Tour. This year’s event is set for Sunday, Dec. 3. - photo by Times file

A horse and buggy ride will slow families down to a 1900s pace as they view houses decorated for Christmas in Clermont’s historic downtown.

The homes will be decorated on the inside, too, as visitors tour starting at 5 p.m. Saturday,. Dec. 2.

“We will be featuring a lot of our historic grounds here in town, as well as some of our newer homes, to share the history of the town,” said Clermont Town Councilmember Kristi Crumpton.

Clermont Christmas Town and Country Tour

When: 5-9 p.m. Dec. 2

Where: Clermont Chattahoochee Center,  639 Main St.

How much: $15 students, $20 prior to the event or $24 at the door.

The tour will consist of many historical houses that have been part of the town since the early 1900s.

“It is a very family-friendly event where we will have a horse and buggy ride around the park where families can get on together to enjoy the houses in the square,” Crumpton said.

People will get a map guiding them to homes outside the town center.

“It’s a free open tour so people will be traveling in their own vehicles when they come,” Crumpton said. “It is a Christmas tour, so there will be different styles of homes and different styles of decorations so people can get different experiences.”

Decorated antique cars will also be on display for photos.

Mountain Fresh Creamery will serve samples of eggnog and hot chocolate outside of the homes, and a catered dinner will be available at the Clermont Chattahoochee Center.

“There will be live music during dinner from local artists,” Crumpton said.

Tickets are $15 for students, $20 prior to the event or $24 at the door.

“Everyone in the town is excited to invite new people to our community, and the decorations are going to be gorgeous,” Crumpton said.

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