It’s Holiday Home Tour season in Westchester and Playa del Rey

It’s that time of year again — when the spirit of the holiday season is on full display for the Westchester Mental Health Guild’s annual Holiday Home Tour, celebrating its 35th anniversary this year.

On Sunday, five standout homes in Westchester and Playa del Rey put on their holiday best and open their doors for this annual fundraiser by the nonprofit guild, which provides thousands of hours of mental health counseling services to children, adults and families in the area.

Check out a palatial three-story in Playa del Rey done up for Christmas, a two-story home art gallery in Playa del Rey decorated for Thanksgiving, a one-story Westchester bungalow decked out for Halloween, a newly renovated two-story Westchester Craftsman adorned for fall, and a two-story Westchester “smart” home glammed up for New Year’s Eve.

After working your way through these festive design schemes, stop by the Westchester Elks Lodge (8025 Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey) for a celebratory reception from noon to 5 p.m. Vendors set up shop for a popup holiday-themed marketplace, selling everything from jewelry to holiday décor.

Sounds like the perfect way to gather decorating ideas and give something back at the same time.

— Christina Campodonico

Self-guided tours happen from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 5). Tickets are $35 to $40 at