The 45th annual Holiday Festival and House Tour in Church Hill begins with a vespers service at St. John's Church at 7 p.m. on Dec. 7. After the service, there's a walk through the Church Hill neighborhood led by bagpipers from the Greater Richmond Pipes and Drums. The walk ends at Libby Hill Park, where carols will be sung.
The festival continues with a Holiday Ball at The Masonic Lodge on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m. There will be music by The Soul Providers. Tickets are $40. The Lodge is located on 520 N. 25th St.
The event concludes with the house tour, which includes seventeen houses and buildings, along with free carriage rides and roving carolers. The tour will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9, from noon to 6 p.m Tickets are $15-$20. 648-1400.