Celebrating the holidays at the Hormel Historic Home
(ABC 6 NEWS) – Each year the Hormel Historic Home is decked out in Christmas decor to not only celebrate the holiday, but welcome people into the home and raise money for the non-profit.
Last year things were limited because of COVID, they didn’t have the upstairs of the home decorated and visitors followed COVID precautions like social distancing.
Each year the rooms are decorated differently and it’s all thanks to volunteers.
"There are four ladies they have done it for quite a few years now a lot of the decorations especially in the living room on the tree are handmade by them," said Hormel Historic Home Executive Director, Cindy Meany. She added, "This whole decorating process started back in October so we have been kind of in disarray ever since so that they can get the job done."
They hope to have the lights on the outside by 4 p.m. on Wednesday to kick off the rest of the events for the week.
Thursday the home will host a holiday card party and luncheon.
Friday there is a holiday open house where visitors can tour the home.
Saturday is snacks with Santa and Sunday is storytime with Mrs. Claus.
"I just want people to feel that the Hormel Home is their home as well I know that Lillian and George left us with the mission of hospitality and that their home would be open to anyone that wanted to come here with open arms," said Meany.
Starting on the 22nd, the home will hold Christmas tours and in December they will hold the Santa Experience which is a breakfast or lunch with Santa.
"It is one of our biggest fundraisers to sustain us through so we really hope that people do support us. I’m so proud of the Hormel Home that we really are the jewel of Austin come Christmas time," said Meany.
Tickets are selling out fast for these events, you can purchase them here.