GRAND LEDGE – Nicole Schuiling fell in love with her house before it was hers.

People enter the home of Justin and Nicole Schuiling

The Grand Ledge preschool teacher was visiting a student at the 19th Century Queen Anne Victorian on the corner of Jefferson and Maple, near downtown. She'd always wanted to live in a Victorian, drawn to the historic charm. So, when the home went up for sale a couple years ago, she and her husband bought it.

On Saturday, the Schuiling home was one of a half-dozen historic residences on display for Grand Ledge's annual Holiday Traditions Tour, a collection of the city's historic treasures, wrapped in yuletide glow, on display for the public.

There were a total of 12 stops on the tour, including a half-dozen historical homes, the Grand Ledge Opera House and the Grand Ledge Area Historical Museum.

The event continues Sunday with exhibits at the Opera House, which features 28 decorated trees and several holiday-themed table settings, and the museum, where the current exhibit is "All Things Victorian."

Now in its 42nd year, the Holiday Traditions Tour is a major fundraiser for the Grand Ledge Area Historical Society.

"I think it's a happy thing," said Marie Brown, the event's coordinator. "Right now, we're just through the election and I was just reading today that people were flocking to happy movies, movies where they can feel good. And I think this is another event where they can come and just feel good."