The Grove City Christmas Home Tour will return next weekend to offer glimpses into others' holiday décor and to raise money for local emergency services.

The Grove City Christmas Home Tour will return next weekend to offer glimpses into others' holiday décor and to raise money for local emergency services.

Julie Liskany, whose home is on the tour, already is decking her halls in preparation for the tour Dec. 4.

"I'm very excited because I've never done it before," Liskany said. "I'm a little anxious. I want to make sure I have everything done."

Liskany, the mother of two boys, ages 9 and 6, plans to have trees in each bedroom, as well as one in the kitchen.

"Each of my boys has certain things that they like. My oldest son loves movies and has a lot of movie characters, so his tree will be decorated with his collection of Pez dispensers," she said "The other son is really into LEGOs and skateboarding and cars, so we've got a lot of Matchbox-type things for decorating."

The tree in the kitchen will have cookie cutters as well as ornaments that the boys have made over the years.

"I have some old, some new and some borrowed decorations. We have kind of an eclectic mix in our decorating style. We like vintage, we like antique and we like modern and we kind of blend it all together," she said.

The Liskany home is one of seven stops on this year's tour, said tour organizer Brenda Hritz.

Hritz became involved with the home tour when she moved to Grove City nine years ago.

"Hopefully, people get out and can see some Christmas decorations and get in the mood," Hritz said.

This year the tour is scheduled for 3-8 p.m. Dec. 4. Tickets cost $10 per person or $8 for those 55 or older. Advance tickets are being sold at the Sommer House Gallery at 4038 Broadway. Day-of-tour tickets can be purchased at the Grove City Welcome Center and Museum. Those in attendance are asked to bring a canned food donation for the Grove City Food Pantry. Monetary proceeds from the event go toward Grove City Emergency Services.

Hritz said she expects between 250 and 300 visitors to take the home tour.

This year's tour includes:

• 3378 Park St., the Grove City Welcome Center and Museum, which is celebrating Christmas past in its décor.

• 3509 West Park St., home of Carolyn Ward and Celina Jackson. Their decorations include icicles, snowflakes and glitter.

• 3293 Park St., home of Brent Miller and Megan Staffer-Miller. Their 1920s Craftsman bungalow will have minimalist décor reflecting their Mennonite background.

• 4850 Haughn Road, Trinity United Methodist Church.

• 2803 Kingston Ave., home of Marlane and Scott Bartels. Their home will have simplistic, natural decorations with a touch of whimsy.

• 2566 Clark Drive, homeof Scott and Sheri Burris. It will have a tree in every room and a unique reindeer by the fireplace.

• 2617 Bryan Circle, the Liskany home.

• 4185 Orders Road, Century Village, which is curated by the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society. Families can experience how Christmas was celebrated in the 1800s at the Kegg-Keintz log house and Orders Road one-room schoolhouse.

For more information or to volunteer for next year's tour, call Hritz at (614) 571-6721.