Last year, district organizers were surprised and delighted when a large group showed up in full Victorian garb, so for this year's event, they're encouraging everyone to wear their finest petticoats and top hats for a costume contest. However, dressing up isn't a requirement, and whether you’re covered in lace or Gore-Tex, you’ll get to see the inside of buildings like the Baily/Siller's Mansion and the Castle Marne Bed & Breakfast and enjoy music by the Original Dickens Carolers, taffy from Hammond's Candies and free horse-drawn carriage rides.
The Victorian Holiday Home Tour runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; it begins at Castle Marne, 1572 Race Street. A portion of the ticket price -- $12 in advance and $15 at the door -- will go to support the Denver Children's Home. For more information, visit www.colfaxave.com.
Sat., Nov. 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 2012