Residents of the Oregon Historic District are preparing to open their doors to the city.
The neighborhood’s annual Candlelight Holiday Tour is slated for Dec. 3-5.
Six lavishly decorated residences will participate in this year’s tour, including this year’s dessert house constructed by stepladder inventor John H. Balsley more than 140 years ago.
Guides in period hats and capes will lead guests to the homes with lanterns, highlighting the history of the neighborhood and its restoration.
Tour times are 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. nightly.
Tickets are $25 each and non-refundable. To purchase, visit OregonHolidaytour.eventbrite.com or call is 937-985-0820.
The interiors of five homes decorated by owners will be toured.
Champagne punch, coffee and an assortment of pastries will be served at the last home on the tour.
A musician will play Christmas carols in the living room.
On-street parking can be found throughout the neighborhood, organizers said.
The neighborhood’s annual holiday tour dates back to 1979 and is a fundraiser for the Oregon Historic District Society.
Founded in July 1829, the Oregon District is Dayton’s oldest neighborhood. It was registered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
The district’s residences, gazebo and lampposts will be decorated with greenery and/or festive candle lights and decor in time for the tour.