Christmas decorations are one of my favorite things in the world, and honestly, seeing how other people decorate their homes is fascinating to me. Whether it be outdoor or indoor decorations, I love looking at them all, so when I see home tours happening during the holiday season, I'm all in.

Tour Two Of Illinois' Historic Mansions THis Holiday Season

As an Illinois State University graduate, I am ashamed to admit that I never knew two amazing mansions existed in the Bloomington/Normal area. One is called Ewing Manor, and the other is called Davis Mansion, and lucky for us, both of them will be open for our viewing pleasure this holiday season.

Ewing Manor via Facebook
Ewing Manor via Facebook
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David Davis Mansion via Facebook
David Davis Mansion via Facebook
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According to christmasatthemansions.com;

Exuding elegance of the Victorian and Gilded ages, these grand old homes boast exquisite architecture and beautifully restored furnishings.

Although both the Ewing Manor and Davis Mansion are open for tours year-round and have fascinating historical stories to tell,  it sure sounds like the holiday season is the best time of the year to check them out. Especially if you are into fantastically decorated homes. Both of these mansions are a part of the Christmas At The Mansions event going on in Bloomington, Illinois on Saturday, December 11 from 2 to 7 p.m.

Tickets for Christmas At The Mansions are $16 per person and will be available for purchase online through December 9, 2021, or until they sell out. FYI, besides beautiful holiday decor, both mansions have some special exhibits to share with you too!

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