Kassandra Krause, director of vocal music at Wheaton North, said the event started when they saw a need to raise money for the organization and wanted to involve the community in a fundraiser. Krause did a similiar fundraiser when she was a student at Minooka Community High School.
"It's great for them and great for the community to see them out and working for the organization," Krause said about the show choir students who participate in the housewalk fundraiser.
Students take tickets, help give tours of the homes and perform Christmas carols and seasonal songs, serenading guests at one of the houses, said Chris Litavsky, a co-chairwoman who has had three children participate in show choir and has been involved in the event since its debut.
The money goes toward transportation, costumes and choreography for the competitive, co-ed, traveling show choir, Litavsky said.
"It is a huge part of making the show choir run," she said.