The Woman’s Club of McLean held its annual Christmas in August Kickoff Tea last Thursday to preview its 46th Holiday Homes Tour in early December. This year’s tour will feature homes in River Oaks, a secluded neighborhood of large homes in northwest McLean between the Beltway and the Potomac.
At the tea, club members welcomed Dranesville District Supervisor John W. Foust. Other guests at the tea were the owners of three of the four homes on this year’s tour.
December’s tour will feature four large houses of varying architecture decorated for the holidays and highlighting family life in McLean. In addition, Trinity United Methodist Church will host a marketplace, offering gifts and holiday items, a lunch and snack concession, and an auction which will sell chances for a variety of merchandise and services.
All proceeds from the tour will be donated to local charities and nonprofit organizations, such as Share, Inc., Alternative House, the McLean Project for the Arts (The Children’s Outreach), Claude Moore Colonial Farm, the McLean Volunteer Fire Department, Fisher House, and the McLean Symphony, as well as used for scholarships and education.
The tour will take place on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tickets will be available in early October at local businesses, including Mesmeralda’s Gifts of McLean, Karin’s Florist of Vienna and Great Dogs of Great Falls, or may be obtained at one of the homes on the tour.