For Zionsville Community High School senior Tori Hanshew, the best part of the “Carol of Homes: Holiday Home Tour” is having friends and family members come to hear the choirs sing.
Zionsville Show Choirs present the “Carol of Homes” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1. The fundraising tour features six decorated homes.
“The homeowners really go all out and it’s always fun to see how different families decorate for the holidays,” Hanshew said. “I don’t particularly have a favorite carol, but I think any sort of spin on an old classic is always something new and fun.”
Senior Ryann Bowers and Hanshew are co-presidents of Choralaires, the all-female show choir.
“In addition to seeing all of the beautifully decorated homes, my favorite thing about ‘Holiday Home Tour’ is getting to sing for and interact with people in the community,” Bowers said. “I love getting to show them a part of something that I am so passionate about.”
Bowers said she enjoys visiting other houses while she is on break and hearing other groups and individuals sing and play instruments.
“I’m always reminded of how gifted my peers are and enjoy watching them share their talents with others,” Bowers said.
Olivia Broadwater, a junior mixed show choir Royalaires member, said the event helps bring the community together through the universal love of music.
“It is a great way to get people into the holiday spirit by allowing them to socialize in beautifully decorated homes with Zionsville students performing festive music to guide them from one home to the next,” Broadwater said. “It is a great event for people of all ages who are looking for a fun time filled with classic tunes, decorations and lots of smiles.”
Zionsville’s Century 21 Scheetz, 135 E. Sycamore St., will provide a welcome center which will feature day-of-tour ticket sales as well as hot chocolate and cookies.
Tickets are $20. For more, visit holidayhometour.net.