2015 Holiday Home Tour

Tickets are $25 and good for all three days of the tour. Multiple tickets can be purchased by changing the quanity on paypal. 


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 the 7th Street Market. Please bring a printed or digital copy of your receipt if purchasing your ticket online. DON'T DELAY AS THE TOUR WILL SELL OUT!!

2015 Holiday Home Tour Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor


SkyHouse Uptown


Gold Sponsors


Allen Tate Realtors


FirstService Residential


7th Street Public Market


Charlotte Center City Partners


102.9 The Lake



Silver Sponsors

Alexander Michael’s


Brixx Pizza

Charlotte Ballet


Kennedy/Long Wealth Management Group

Maison Marie Interior Design

Mert’s Heart & Soul

McNinch House

Muddy River Distillery

Potts Chocolate

Rock Bottom Brewery

The Asbury 

The McDevitt Agency

The Wooden Vine

38th Annual Fourth Ward Holiday Home Tour

Celebrate the Season in Style!


Dates and Times

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 are now available for purchase using the link above. Tickets are also available at the following retail outlets: Alexander Michael’s Restaurant & Tavern, Park Road Books, 7th Street Public Market, and all area Brixx Pizzas and Dean & Delucas. Tickets may be used all three days during tour hours. Children that cannot be carried must have a ticket. 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. Please bring a printed or digital copy of your receipt if purchasing your ticket online. The Ticket Booth and Market will be the only locations for same day ticket purchases. 


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Tasting Stations & Restaurant Partners

Vendors providing complimentary refreshments and tastings within homes, at official stops along the tour route, or at their restaurants include:  Rock Bottom Brewery, Mert’s Heart & Soul, Muddy River Distillery, The Asbury, The Wooden Vine, Allen Tate Realtors, Skyhouse Uptown, Potts Chocolate, Assorted Table Wine Shoppe, Red Clay Ciderworks, and 7th Street Public Market. 


SkyHouse Uptown

Tour-goers will have the opportunity to explore SkyHouse Uptown’s stunning rooftop amenities deck, complete with food & wine tastings in the SkyLounge, while enjoying “new views” of center city. Prior to SkyHouse’s construction, these south-facing views of Charlotte’s skyline simply did not exist!


7th Street Public Market

As an official stop on the tour, 7SPM will be open during all tour hours, offering complimentary treats, live seasonal music, multiple tastings, terrific holiday gift shopping, and life-sized “Nutcrackers on Parade”, decorated by Trinity Episcopal School.


Tour Parking

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: hometours@fofw.org

History of the Fourth Ward Holiday Home Tour​

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! 


History of Historic Fourth Ward

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, Charlotte Center City Partners, FirstService Residential and 102.9 The Lake. Tour proceeds benefit the non-profit Friends of Fourth Ward neighborhood organization.