Merrimack holiday home tour makes a new town tradition

MERRIMACK – The Mastricola Middle School parent-teacher group will begin a new holiday tradition, by presenting “Homes for the Holidays,” a tour of decorated homes in Merrimack on Sunday, Dec. 14, from noon to 4 p.m.

Visitors can tour five homes with a wide range of styles and architecture. Designers from Merrimack have donated time to give the homes a holiday feel, and no two will be alike.

Mastricola Middle School music students, under the direction of music teacher Kate Stevens, will perform carols at some of the homes. The award-winning middle school jazz band, under the direction of Ron Fussell, will perform at the Anheuser-Busch visitor center on Daniel Webster Highway from 2-5 p.m. A reception at the center is part of the tour.

Holiday refreshments will be served in the seasonally decorated visitor center and special prizes will be raffled.

Advance tickets are $12 for adults and children older than 12, $10 for seniors and children 12 and younger and are available at the following outlets in Merrimack: The Flower Loft, 380 Daniel Webster Highway in the Skyline Mall; Gift Basket Express, 416 Daniel Webster Highway in the Rite Aid Plaza; and Greenburrow Florist, 589 Daniel Webster Highway. In Nashua tickets are available at Tout le Monde Interiors, 100 Main St. Tickets will also be available at the Reeds Ferry Elementary School Craft Fair on Saturday.

On the day of the tour, tickets can be bought at the five participating homes:

The Mitchell family, 42 Springfield Circle; the Barrie family, 22 Savannah Way; the Moore family, 10 Erla Road; the Robbie-Mikloz family, 25 Merry Meeting Drive; and the Gray family, 7 Mountain View Drive.