Bill Martin would be OK with a rainy forecast all week.
Except for Sunday.
The City Council president, who volunteers to put out candles every second Sunday in December, is looking for a rain-free afternoon, as Havre de Grace hosts the 39th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes.
The event will take place from 4-8 p.m. Sunday—weather pending.
Martin helps organize the placement of about a thousand bags with candles, specifically along Union Avenue.
"It looks like a runway," Martin said of the view down Union Avenue for the tour. "Hopefully we won’t have any rain this year, we’ve been rained out for two years."
Four nearly 40 years, the tour has included some of the historic and distinct homes, as well as churches and bed and breakfasts. The residences and businesses on the tour will be open to the public.
Tickets for the tour are available for a donation of $15, and are available online or at the following locations:
- Havre de Grace Visitor's Center
- Java By the Bay
- Jana's Java
- Havre de Grace Decoy Museum
- Havre de Grace Maritime Museum
- Par Excellence Day Spa
- Johnson Family Pharmacy in Aberdeen
- Recreation and Leisure Travel Office at Aberdeen Proving Ground
- Preston's Stationery in Bel Air
Refreshments will be served at La Banque de Fleuve from 4-9 p.m.
The tour is coupled with the Christmas Boutique at the Lock House Museum. Hosted by The Lock House Ladies, the boutique offers unique crafts and gifts. It will be open at the Lock House Museum from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and from noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Will you be taking the tour? Do you include your home on the tour? Tell us in the comments.