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December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$30 – $40

SHOP & STROLL AT THE 15th BIENNIAL HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR IN HISTORIC ESSEX presented by the Essex River Valley Auxiliary of the Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT

(Essex, CT) – The town of Essex opens their homes this December to support Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT. On Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., the Essex River Valley Auxiliary presents a self-guided walking tour through seven distinctive houses, beautifully decorated for the holidays in downtown Essex. Visitors can also get a jump start on their holiday shopping by visiting the Holiday Boutique, featuring hand-crafted clothing, bespoke jewelry, unique home décor, festive holiday floral arrangements and more. The Holiday Boutique is open from 9:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and is located at Essex Town Hall at 29 West Avenue. Santa’s Café located in the boutique will offer snacks and refreshments.

Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT is the area’s oldest children’s non-profit organization in Southeastern CT, a cornerstone Agency helping children and families since 1809. With over 10,535 children and families served each year, the Agency aims to provide high- quality and holistic mental health treatment to all members of the community. The Essex location offers a variety of programs, services, and therapeutic models with the goal of not only nurturing children and families but the entire community.

The Essex Auxiliary has proudly devoted itself to supporting the Agency for over 25 years, providing over a half a million dollars in unrestricted funds. Most recently, the Auxiliary raised funds to create an outdoor therapeutic area at the Essex Child Guidance office.

All proceeds from the holiday house tour benefit the programs and services provided by the Agency. This is the 15th holiday house tour presented in Essex, and a fabulous opportunity to see some of Essex’s historical homes that showcase elegant, architectural features in their original settings. Tickets will be available for purchase after September 1st online at https://bit.ly/essexhousetour for $30 in advance or $40 on the day of the event at the Essex Town Hall at 29 West Avenue, Essex, CT. Tickets are on sale in Essex at The Griswold Inn Store, One North Main, and Centerbrook Cheese Shop.

About the Essex River Valley Auxiliary: In 1944, a group of 12 women organized to aid the Agency and its work, creating the Child & Family Agency Auxiliaries. Nearly 600 men and women from five auxiliaries give generously of their time and talent through caring for children, fundraising events, and educational services. Through multiple events each year, the dedicated volunteer members of the Essex River Valley Auxiliary take pride in funding programs that improve the lives of children and their families.


December 7, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$30 – $40
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Essex Town Hall
29 West Avenue
Essex, 06426 United States
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(860) 767-4340

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    Essex Board of Trade, Inc., P.O. Box 322
    Essex, CT 06426 or email Info@EssexCT.com