Dates: December 2, from 10am-4pm
December 3, from 1pm-5pm
$10 per person
Tickets are on sale starting November 15th at the Amana Colonies Visitor’s Center and at the Amana Arts Guild and will also be available at each home on the days of the event. The $10 cost is for the entire tour. Children under 12 free.
Amana Arts Guild will host the Christmas Haus Tour this year. It is an event filled with lovely traditions and whimsical surprises. During this festive season the Amana Arts Guild welcomes visitors to its 12th annual Christmas Tour of homes. Progress has not eradicated the town’s treasured traditions and quaint customs. Amana’s cedar sided, limestone and time bleached brick buildings have weathered for over 150 years. Tour private homes decorated for the holidays and take part in the ambience of Christmas in the Amana Colonies. Visit with homeowners and get to know the colonies in a whole new way while you visit homes with stories as remarkable and varied as the colonies themselves. The homes on the tour this year are:
Jim and Conni Doser Haus 4521 “F” Street Amana
Jeff and Deb Cecak Haus 4411 “I” Street Amana
William and Kristie Yoder Haus 2612 J Street Middle Amana
Gerald and Cherie Rieskamp “Garden Cottage” 206-220th Trail South Amana
Mike and Susan Shoup Haus 47-220th Trail South Amana
Amana Community Church Homestead 4210 “V” Street Homestead
Amana Arts Guild Center “Khristmasmarkt” 1210 G Street High Amana
While in the area visit the Tannebaum Forest open November 24th to December 17th, this enchanted forest at the Festhalle Barn is created by local businesses, artists and volunteers. Live Christmas trees inspire holiday wishes while you visit with Santa and see the 17 foot tall handcrafted Weihnacht’s Pyramid.
Also enjoy Prelude to Christmas December 1-3, the Colonies advent celebration. Shop on candlelit streets in the village of Amana and visit the Amana Church Bazaar and Cookie Walk.