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Catholic Charities to Bring Back Goshen Holiday House Tour - Hudson Valley News Network (HVNN)

Goshen – It is with great excitement that Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County is pleased to announce that it will be re-introducing the Holiday House Tour in Goshen this Christmas season.

On Saturday, December 5, eight private homes in the greater Goshen area will open their doors to visitors to show off their holiday finery. Homes will be open to ticketed visitors from 1 to 6 pm for self-guided tours.

Tickets will be $35 per person when purchased by December 1 and $40 per person for tickets purchased on the day of the event. Tickets are available for purchase online at

Tickets are required for all tour participants. All proceeds from the Tour will go directly toward Catholic Charities’ programs to provide assistance to the neediest residents of Orange County.

wreath“We are so grateful to the eight homeowners who will be decking their halls with their holiday finest and inviting guests into their homes to help raise much-needed funds to support Catholic Charities’ mission to provide help and create hope. It’s been 10 years since Goshen’s last House Tour and response has been very enthusiastic,” said Susan Murray Tetz, Holiday House Tour committee Chairperson and President of the Catholic Charities Board of Directors.

Catholic Charities has partnered with other community organizations to create a full day of activities and old-fashioned Christmas fun in Goshen. John S. Burke Catholic High School will be holding a holiday boutique from 10 am to 4 pm. Goshen Chamber of Commerce, Village of Goshen, and Goshen Joint Recreation will be hosting the annual Christmas tree lighting at 5 pm in the Village Square, and Illuminate Goshen will unveil the much anticipated lights display at Village Square immediately following the tree lighting.

“December 5 is going to be an extra special day to gather in Goshen,” said Village of Goshen Mayor Kyle Roddey. “There will be something for everyone. I hope people will organize their families and friends, have lunch or dinner in Goshen, visit the beautiful homes on the tour, do some shopping, and enjoy the tree lighting. We have a wonderful sense of community here in Goshen and we want to share it with others,” added Mayor Roddey.

Registration for the Holiday House Tour will open at 12 noon at The Lakeville House, 100 Fletcher Street, near Burke High School, for purchasing tickets. Warm beverages, holiday cookies, and restroom facilities will be available at Lakeville House throughout the day. Tour guests will be provided with a map and pin to identify their participation. In the event of snow, the House Tour will be held Sunday, December 6.

To purchase tickets online, visit Catholic Charities’ website at For questions, contact Sheila Toohey at or 294.5124, ext. 308.

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