In addition to the chance to peek behind the curtains of the 10 homes, Saturday’s tour will also offer “a lot of magic and surprises throughout the day,” Hunter said.
One house will offer cider and doughnuts, while others will have musical performances. The Custom House will also serve chowder and coffee, compliments of Starboard Galley and Starbucks, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If you go
What: 20th anniversary Holiday House Tour
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 10 homes in Newbury and Newburyport. Pick up tour brochures and maps at the Custom House Maritime Museum, 25 Water St.
How much: $23 in advance, $28 on the day of the tour. Proceeds support the museum’s operation.
More information: 978-462-8681 or www.thechmm.org
On the tour
Hordon residence, 338 Merrimac St., Newburyport
Conway residence, 360 High St., Newburyport
McLaughlin-Veno residence, 254 High St., Newburyport
Cannon residence, 185 High St., Newburyport
Petrillo residence, 182 High St., Newburyport
Whilton residence, 181 High St., Newburyport
Santos residence, 80 High St., Newburyport
Martino residence, 49 High Road, Newbury
McDonald-Supple residence, 163 High Road, Newbury
Bussone residence, 286 High Road, Newbury
Silent Wreath Auction
Saturday will also wrap up the Custom House Maritime Museum’s annual auction featuring one-of-a-kind, handcrafted wreaths created by local artists and businesses.
The auction will be open the rest of this week during regular museum hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bidding ends at 4 p.m. Saturday, with the winners announced immediately afterward.