The 9th Annual Semmes Christmas Tour is Saturday, December 9, with the Tasting Tour being from 3-5 p.m. and the Homes Tour, 3-7 p.m. There are three Host Homes, a She Shed, a Tasting Tour, a "Whoville" park, and several businesses and specialty shops on the Tour.
On the Tour for the first time is Stokley Garden Express, 9720-A Moffett Road.
The shop has Christmas trees in every size and shape and poinsettias in every color--bright red, varying shades of pink and green to white.
Visitors can also see beautiful pansies and other seasonal plants. And if they are running out of time to shop for a gift for family or a friend, the Center has gift items--pickles (including pickled asparagus!) and cups, candle holders, lanterns and more.
Semmes Christmas Tour is sponsored by Semmes Woman's Club with advertising sponsorship by the City of Semmes and Mobile County Commissioner Connie Hudson. The Tour has been endorsed as an ALABAMA 200 Bicentennial event as part of the "Exploring our Places" theme of the three-year celebration.
Tickets are a $10-per-person donation in advance and are available at Semmes Senior Center, Meggie B's, Hickory Pit and online at Eventbrite.com. Admission is $12 at the door. Guests will be given a map of Tour sites when they arrive at Allentown Elementary School, the starting point. Proceeds from the Tour will benefit a new Semmes Senior Center pavilion project and other SWC ongoing projects.