2015 Holiday Home Tour Tickets
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2014 Holiday Home Tour Sponsors
The Lake, 102.9
Charlotte Home + Garden
Alan Sussman, Helen Adams Realty
CAMS Community Association Management
Central Piedmont Community College
Good Eats & Meets
McNinch House Restaurant
Mert’s Heart & Soul
Muddy River Distillery
Rock Bottom Brewery
The Asbury @ The Dunhill Hotel
The McDevitt Agency
The Wooden Vine
Kennedy/Long Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
Friday, Dec 4th: 5 – 9 pm
Saturday, Dec 5th: 5 – 9 pm
Sunday, Dec 6th: 1 - 5 pm
This walkable, self-guided tour includes admission to a variety of private homes in Fourth Ward, all beautifully decorated for the season. Throughout the weekend, choirs and hand bell ensembles will perform seasonal music on the porches of neighborhood homes. Tour guests also will receive complimentary horse and carriage rides throughout the neighborhood, wine, food and beer samplings (while they last), tasty treats from selected Center City restaurants, and special holiday surprises at the 7th Street Public Market. Additional updates coming soon, so follow us on Facebook or check back frequently for exciting news & announcements.
Online tickets for the 2015 Holiday Home Tour will be available soon and at a variety of ticket outlets throughout Mecklenburg County. Check back often for updates, or sign up to receive our newsletter. Tickets may be used all three days during tour hours. During tour hours, ticket-holders must redeem their tickets for tour guidebooks at the tour ticket booth at the corner of 9th & Poplar Streets in Fourth Ward, or at the 7th Street Public Market. The Ticket Booth and Market will be the only locations for same day ticket purchases. Please bring a printed or digital copy of your receipt if purchasing your ticket online. Children that cannot be carried must have a ticket.
2015 vendors providing complimentary refreshments and tastings within homes or at official stops along the tour route will be announced soon!
As an official stop on the tour, the Market will be open during all tour hours, offering seasonal entertainment, terrific holiday gift shopping and much more.
All tour stops are within walking distance of one another. Limited free on-street parking is available throughout the neighborhood. Additional flat fee ($5.00) parking is available in the surface lot adjacent to the 7th Street Public Market at 224 E. 7th Street. FREE horse-drawn carriages will transport tour-goers between the Market and the Holiday Home Tour.
Additional information, press kits, and group rates are available. Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1977 by neighbors who visited each other’s homes to feast, sing carols and enjoy holiday décor, the Friends of Fourth Ward Holiday Home Tour has evolved substantially in thirty eight years. In 1979, the event opened to the public and quickly became a successful fundraiser for the neighborhood. The Holiday Home Tour is the largest fund raiser for the Fourth Ward Neighborhood . Funds help improve the safety and quality of life in the Fourth Ward and Uptown Charlotte area. Improvements include better lighting for our neighborhood and park, the crosswalk at Harris Teeter, bags for the dog walkers to use to keep our neighborhood clean, a new playground on 9th street, additional bicycles for our policeman, additional supplies for our local firemen, and support for local schools. Come have fun and help us continue to make the center city a great play to live, work and play!
In the mid-1830s, Charlotte was divided into four political wards. The northwest quadrant was called Fourth Ward – a prosperous area that was home to merchants, ministers, physicians and numerous churches, forming a strong center of social and religious influence.By the early 1900s, the trolley had expanded beyond uptown Charlotte, making nearby “suburbs” such as Dilworth the neighborhoods of choice. Fourth Ward entered a period of decline that continued until 1976, when the Junior League undertook a restoration program that fired the imaginations of adventurous urban “pioneers”.
Today, Historic Fourth Ward is an active, charming community of grand Victorians, luxury condominiums, urban apartments, parks and businesses, as well as cultural, religious and educational activities – all within walking distance of Charlotte’s thriving uptown business center.
The 2015 Fourth Ward Holiday Home Tour is presented by Skyhouse Uptown. Supporting sponsors include Allen Tate Realtors, 7th Street Public Market and Charlotte Center City Partners. Tour proceeds benefit the non-profit Friends of Fourth Ward neighborhood organization.