On Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7, Pella will host its 51st annual Christmas Tour of Homes. Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 6 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 7.

The tradition continues into its 51st year. The tour, previously hosted by the Garden Club has been adopted by the Pella Convention & Visitors Bureau. A highlight of the 2013 tour will be the traditional Dutch Coffee Time, hosted at the former Historic Strawtown Inn Restaurant, which will open daily at 9 a.m. Five homes will be offered on this year’s tour. A number of the ornaments have been hand-crafted hoping to give you various new holiday ideas to take home and "do it yourself."

"All Things Christmas" 2013 Tour tickets may be used either of the two event dates, Friday or Saturday. To obtain tickets contact: Pella Convention & Visitors Bureau, 818 Washington St., Pella, IA 50219; or call 641-628-2626. Come visit the "Dutch Treat of the Midwest"…Pella, this holiday season.