Homes for the holidays in Penticton

Charlene McIntosh each year puts the nearly 1,500 pieces together that make up her huge miniature Christmas village.

Charlene McIntosh with just some of the nearly 1

Charlene McIntosh with just some of the nearly 1

In the spirit of giving, Charlene and Jock McIntosh will once again be opening their home to the pubic to come inside and visit their miniature Christmas village which has grown to take up most of the living room at their Dartmouth Drive home.

Comprised of almost 1,500 pieces, including rural scenes, homes and businesses as well as a working ski lift, the village, sits on three levels constructed by Jock and truly captures the essence of the season.

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Setting up the village begins in early December and generally takes about 36 or more hours to complete, usually with the help of family members and the dog of course.

“This is something that we love to do, it really makes the Christmas special for us,” said Charlene.

This year’s open house is Dec. 17 from 2 to 7 p.m. and their home is located at 2585 Dartmouth Dr.

There will be appies and again this year all of the donations will go towards the work of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #4281 which Charlene is a member of and the money is used for local charity work.