Southern Indiana Living

NOV-DEC 2018

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Story by Jon Watkins Photos by Michelle Hockman Nov/Dec 2018 • 19 For 37 years, Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes has been a holiday tradition in Madison. For four nights, on two consecutive weekends, local residents open their homes to the public. 2 p.m. Last but not least, don't miss the much anticipated release of Lanthier's holiday wines, Rudolph Red, Snowflake White and St. Nicholas Blush. Don't feel like cooking for Thanks- giving? Bring the family to the Falls Restaurant at Clifty Inn for some down- home, Southern-style cooking. Three buf- fet seating times are available. Relax and let someone else do the cooking and the dishes! Christy's Candles & Gifts hosts its yearly Tour of Christy's on the Friday be- fore Thanksgiving, Nov. 16. This event of- fers 25 percent off store-wide, along with complimentary wine, cheese and crackers. Hurry — it only lasts four hours! Small Business Saturday happens each year on the day after Black Friday. "Mom and pop" businesses in the area of- fer one-of-a-kind gifts such as handmade soaps, cooking oils, spices and hand- dipped chocolates. For 37 years, Nights Before Christ- mas Candlelight Tour of Homes has been a holiday tradition in Madison. For four nights, on two consecutive weekends, lo- cal residents open their homes to the pub- lic. This year, six beautifully preserved private homes will be featured, in addi- tion, local historic sites and a museum are open for tours. Select local business- es, situated along the tour route, serve as hospitality sites. In conjunction with the home tour is a sweet event called the Great Cookie Caper! Cookies and sweet treats will be available for purchase at the Visitors Center. Each year, a different charitable organization is selected to par- ticipate and receive all funds raised. This year, the tour has partnered with the local Salvation Army to host this event. Another popular custom during the holiday season is our build-your-own Gingerbread House for Kids and Ginger- bread House for Grown-Ups. Bring your creativity and the History Center pro-

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