Annual Christmas Walk set to inspire

By: Julie Snyder | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published November 30, 2018

  Carol and Shelby Money’s Wilson Boulevard home  in Mount Clemens was featured during the 2015 Bath City Association Christmas Walk. Tickets are on sale for this year’s Dec. 6 event.

Carol and Shelby Money’s Wilson Boulevard home in Mount Clemens was featured during the 2015 Bath City Association Christmas Walk. Tickets are on sale for this year’s Dec. 6 event.

File photo by Patricia O’Blenes

MOUNT CLEMENS — Need a little inspiration this holiday season? Check out how some local historical homeowners are decking their halls during the Bath City Association’s annual Christmas Walk on Dec. 6.

Bath City Association member Lois Hill said there are six homes featured in this year’s walk, but just where those historical Mount Clemens homes are located will remain a secret to all but those with a ticket the day of the tours.

“A lot of people like to go and see other people’s houses, and especially during Christmas to get different decorating ideas,” Hill said. “I do. I get inspired when I go.”

And those homeowners on the tour have plenty of time to get ready, as association members recruit participants as early as August.

Some people already anticipate the event in the summer.

“I get calls from people in June and July asking if we’ll be having our walk,” Hill said. “A lot of people really look forward to it.”

This year likely more so since, due to some unfortunate circumstances, members of the Bath City Association were unable to hold the beloved holiday event last year.

The Christmas Walk gives participants the opportunity to take a guided tour of the interiors of some historical Mount Clemens homes, and learn the stories behind some of the decorative traditions and items on display. Each home tour will last approximately 15 minutes.

Tours are available at various times starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 per person and are being sold at the Mount Clemens Public Library at 150 Cass Ave. Buses will pick up participants at the Family Life Center of the Presbyterian Church, 168 Cass Ave., where complimentary cookies, tea and coffee will be served.