McCain Holiday Home Tour

Sun., Dec. 4, 2022, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Mark your calendar now for some holiday cheer as the Friends of McCain Auditorium have announced the return of the Holiday Home Tour Sunday, December 4 from 11 am to 4 pm. The event is meant to raise funds to benefit the McCain Performance Series and its education programs, both of which are still recovering from the financial devastation of the pandemic. These programs are not funded through the university or the State of Kansas. The McCain Performance Series and its education programs are completely funded through donations, ticket sales, and event sponsorships.

This year's Holiday Home Tour will feature four highly unique area residences decorated for the holiday season. Selection and coordination of homes begins more than a year in advance to allow homeowners adequate time to plan and prepare for the event.

The tour will feature Todd and Teri Holmberg's home on Humboldt Street. Affectionately known as “The Bee's Knees,” this adorable 1920's cottage features a unique combination of historic and modern features and décor, artifacts salvaged during the renovation, the couple's collectibles, and Todd's photo and autograph collection from a career in show business.

The tour will also feature Barb and Jake Wassenberg's Colbert Hills home. Sitting high on the hill, this modern Nantucket is the perfect blend of classic architecture with clean lines and fun accents of navy and brass. Designed with an active family in mind this beautiful home is the perfect setting for large gatherings and family get togethers.

Settled in the charming Sharingbrook neighborhood, Chuck and Susie Grier's newly remodeled home expanded its original footprint by adding a stunning primary suite on the main level. The working butler's kitchen and multi-dining spaces is perfect for entertaining. The home's curated art and family antiques makes for a very inviting and comfortable place.

The StoneHouse on Anderson Street is an exquisite 1860's guest residence located one-half mile outside of Manhattan which has been elegantly restored with today's modern amenities. The compelling limestone estate creates an intimate retreat-like environment that is both restful and inspiring. The 150-year-old hand-hewn timber beams, a kitchen with a large, farm-house center island and 48” Italian range, original floors and vaulted ceilings, and an elegantly landscaped courtyard paired with a roofless barn patio and spring-fed pond make for a truly distinctive experience.

The variety of homes and decorations are sure to inspire everyone who goes on the tour. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Chairing this event is Julie Keenan.

For more information about this event, please email mccain@ksu.edu.