Prince Edward County’s Newspaper of Record
May 20, 2024
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Christmas in the County: Return of the beloved heritage house tour

The Christmas in the County House Tour, suspended since the pandemic, resumes this year for the first time since 2020 with nine properties gussied up for the holidays, including the spectacularly restored Merrill House and an 1804 yellow brick farmhouse.

Founded by Peter Lockyer in 2010, proceeds are dedicated to the Built Heritage Fund for the preservation of the County’s beautiful old buildings. Since its inception, $50,000 has been disbursed to important restoration projects across the County, including the stained glass windows at the Picton United Church, the Picton Branch Library for its beautiful old windows, and St. Mary Magdalene for the restoration of its tower.

Houses are open and ready for visitors on Saturday 2 December 11am – 5pm. The tour is self-guided. Property owners host those on the tour, and are equipped with warm cider and shortbread cookies supplied by local businesses.

Tickets are $30 and available at Books & Company, the Picton Royal LePage office, and online at the


This text is from the Volume 193 No. 48 edition of The Picton Gazette
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