2014 Holiday Home Tour Tickets
2014 Holiday Home Tour Sponsors
2014 Presenting Sponsor
Allen Tate Realtors
7th Street Public Market
Charlotte Center City Partners
The Lake, 102.9
Alan Sussman, Helen Adams Realty
Good Eats & Meets
Mert’s Heart & Soul
Rock Bottom Brewery
The Asbury @ The Dunhill Hotel
The McDevitt Agency
The Wooden Vine
Kennedy/Long Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
Photography by Joy Kennedy
Friday, Dec 5th: 5 – 9 pm
Saturday, Dec 6th: 5 – 9 pm
Sunday, Dec 7th: 1 - 5 pm
This walkable tour includes admission to seven private homes in Fourth Ward, including the rarely-seen historic Berryhill House, all beautifully decorated for the season. On Sunday only, guests may also tour the historic McNinch House, including the newly renovated private residence upstairs. 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 and beer samplings, and tasty treats from selected Center City restaurants (while they last). Additional updates coming soon, so follow us on Facebook or check back frequently for exciting news & announcements!
Tickets are $20 per person until November 1st, and then $25.00 after that. Tickets may be used all three days during tour hours. Tickets may be purchased online using your credit card and the PayPal link above, or at one of our retail locations, which will be announced soon. 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. The ticket booth will be the only location 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.
Vendors providing complimentary refreshments and tastings within homes or at official stops along the tour route include: Mert’s Heart & Soul, Rock Bottom Brewery, Allen Tate Realtors, Good Eats & Meets, Skyhouse Uptown and 7th Street Public Market. Center City restaurants offering complimentary appetizers to tour ticket holders who visit during tour hours include: Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, The Asbury and The Wooden Vine. (Tour-goers must present guidebook to receive complimentary selected appetizers.)
As an official stop on the tour, 7SPM will be open during all tour hours, offering complimentary cider & cookies, live seasonal music, multiple tastings, “Gingerbread Houses On Parade”, and terrific holiday gift shopping.
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: email@example.com
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 36 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 4th 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.