Oregon District residents open their doors annually for the neighborhood's Candlelight Holiday Tour.
Photo: Submitted
Photo: Submitted

Must-see Oregon District homes will be decked out for the Candlelight Holiday Tour  

Residents of the Oregon Historic District are preparing to open their doors to the city. 

>> PHOTOS: Oregon District Candlelight Holiday Tour 2017 

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.

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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. 

The Oregon Historic District sparkled for visitors during its annual Candlelight Holiday Tour that takes place Dec. 4 to Dec. 6. The funds raised through ticket sales support neighborhood projects. AMELIA ROBINSON / STAFF
Photo: Amelia Robinson

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.

>> PHOTOS: Oregon Historic District Candlelight Holiday Tour through the years

On-street parking can be found throughout the neighborhood, organizers said. 

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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.

The Oregon Historic District sparkled for visitors during its annual Candlelight Holiday Tour that takes place Dec. 4 to Dec. 6. The funds raised through ticket sales support neighborhood projects. AMELIA ROBINSON / STAFF
Photo: Amelia Robinson

>> Click here for more photos of past Oregon District Candlelight Holiday Tours 

The Oregon Historic District sparkled for visitors during its annual Candlelight Holiday Tour that takes place Dec. 4 to Dec. 6. The funds raised through ticket sales support neighborhood projects. AMELIA ROBINSON / STAFF
Photo: Amelia Robinson
Oregon District residents open their doors annually for the neighborhood's Candlelight Holiday Tour.
Photo: Submitted
The Oregon Historic District sparkled for visitors during its annual Candlelight Holiday Tour that takes place Dec. 4 to Dec. 6. The funds raised through ticket sales support neighborhood projects. AMELIA ROBINSON / STAFF
Photo: Amelia Robinson

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