2014 Holiday Home Tour Tickets*
Online ticket sales for this year's tour have concluded, but (during tour hours only) tickets may be purchased at the Ticket Booth at 9th & Poplar Streets in Fourth Ward, or at the 7th Street Public Market. Ticket-holders can also redeem their tickets and tour guidebooks at the Fourth Ward ticket booth located at 9th & Poplar Streets during normal tour hours. All that you need to do is to bring a photo I.D. and a copy of your receipt with you. See you there!
* - All Sales are Final
2014 Holiday Home Tour Sponsors
2014 Presenting Sponsor
Friday, Dec 5th: 5 – 9 pm
Saturday, Dec 6th: 5 – 9 pm
Sunday, Dec 7th: 1 - 5 pm
This walkable, self-guided 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, 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!
Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online using your credit card and the Paypal link above, or at the following retail outlets: Alexander Michael’s Restaurant & Tavern, Park Road Books, 7thStreet Public Market, and all area Brixx Pizzas and Dean & Delucas. 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 also 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. Additional tour information and group rates: www.fofw.org.
Vendors providing complimentary refreshments and tastings within homes or at official stops along the tour route include: Mert’s Heart & Soul, Rock Bottom Brewery, The Wooden Vine, The Assorted Table Wine Shoppe, Muddy River Distillery, Allen Tate Realtors, Good Eats & Meets, Skyhouse Uptown, The Asbury and 7th Street Public Market.
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. Yellow Cab will also provide free rides (up to $25) to first-time users who download & use the YC Mobile smartphone app.
The Fourth Ward Holiday Home Tour is presented by Skyhouse Uptown. Supporting sponsors include Allen Tate Realtors, 102.9 The Lake, Charlotte Home + Garden Magazine, 7th Street Public Market and Charlotte Center City Partners. Tour proceeds benefit the non-profit Friends of Fourth Ward neighborhood organization.
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 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.