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The East Marion home of Cindy Schmidt will be featured on Saturday’s Holiday House Tour hosted by Oysterponds Historical Society. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The annual Oysterponds Historical Society Holiday House Tour, where tour-goers can step inside lovely holiday-themed North Fork spaces and get a taste of their neighbors’ interior design skills, will return once again on Saturday, Dec. 13.

Participants in the self-guided tour are given a map with a brief description of each stop. The interiors of the homes are decorated, with some homeowners opening their entire residences to tour-goers and some opening just a portion, said Catherine Chaudhuri, the tour’s chairperson.

Highlights this year include the ranger’s home at Orient Beach State Park. The craftsman-style home was built in 1932 and is now home to park ranger Sue Wuehler and her husband.

“The view is spectacular and the house is really nice,” Chaudhuri said.

Dale and Mitch Cohen’s Orchard Lane home, a 1938 firehouse converted into a private residence, and Janice and Ed Caulfield’s Main Road home, built in 1830, are also don’t miss stops, Chaudhuri said.

In addition to nine private homes, the tour will feature five public buildings, including the Orient Country Store and Old Point School House, where the Beach Plum Christmas Shop will be open. Chaudhuri noted that someone will also play the 1900 Hook and Hastings organ inside Orient Methodist Church on Village Lane in Orient during the tour.

The tour runs from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13. Tickets are $30 for the public and $25 for members of the historical society.

All proceeds benefit the Oysterponds Historical Society.

Tickets can be purchased at the Orient Congregational Church starting at 11:30 a.m. the morning of the event. The church is located at 23045 Main Road in Orient.

Or you can purchase them online here. For more informations call (631) 323-2480.