Holiday Tour of Homes Around West Cobb

I just finished the Fall Season magazine and the holiday season around West Cobb begins with holiday home tours. This is my favorite time of year and it seems to go by the fastest with so many things to do! Some events happen so early, they are almost missed. So this post is to let you know about some of the events coming up and how to make sure not to miss them.

2017 Holiday Home Tours

  • Last year, the Milton Tour of Homes sold out within minutes. And this year, while they have expanded to offer FOUR tours, you can plan on the same thing happening – especially since it is a fall decor event. This year’s event will feature autumn decor and there will be two tours each day on October 21st and 22nd. Saturday tours will depart at 9:45 am and 1:30pm, and Sunday tours will depart at 10:45am and 2:30pm. Tickets will be $35 each and are limited to 4 tickets per purchase. Tickets will go on sale Monday, September 18th at 9am.
  • The Atlanta Home for the Holidays Showcase Home has been announced and it is 1800 Garraux Road NW, Atlanta GA 30327. Twenty designers will transform the home for the holidays and tours will be scheduled from November 16 – December 10, 2017. Tickets range in price from $25-$175. The event benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
  • The Marietta Pilgrimmage will again showcase six private homes in the Whitlock Avenue District that will be decorated for the holiday season. Organized by the Marietta Visitors Bureau and Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society, this year will be its 31st year. On Friday, December 1st, the event will kick off with a tickets only,  black tie gala – “The Marietta Pilgrimage Tour Gala,” offering an evening of dining, music, and dancing at the Whitlock Inn.  No tour homes will be open for the gala. The tour of homes will be held on December 2 and 3 and tickets will range from $20-$25.
  • The Virginia Highlands Tour of Homes will also be held December 2 and 3, with tour hours on Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 11am-4pm. There will also be food tastings both days from 12pm-4pm. There are 8 homes in this year’s tour including a 1920’s English country style home, a recently renovated Colonial Revival home built in 1916, a unique 1925 Cape Dutch home, a restored 1916 bungalow, and an historic building used as a combination art gallery and residence, as well as three other historic homes. Tickets will range from $25-30.
  • The 2017 Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes will be held on December 9 and 10, from 6pm-10pm. Advance tickets for the 2017 Candlelight Tour of Homes are $20 each through Friday, Dec. 8. Ticket prices increase to $25 each beginning Saturday, Dec. 9.
  • The Woodstock Junior Woman’s Club will host it’s 21st Annual Holiday Tour of Homes on November 11 and 12. This year’s event will include 5 homes decorated by 6 designers. The homes are:

Think you might want to create your own holiday home tours by having your home professionally decorated for the holidays? Here are some local companies that can help with the decorating:

  1. Acorn Home & Decorating
    3870 Due West Rd. NW
    Marietta, GA 30064
  2. Seasonal Designs
    Hiram, GA
  3. Lightning Bug Electric
    3605 Sandy Plains Road
    Marietta, GA 30066

Holiday home tours offer the opportunity to consider new possibilities. If you are looking for a new home, there are still historical homes for sale around West Cobb that you can buy and decorate for the holidays.  Contact us to help you with your home search.

Holiday Tour of Homes – Things To Do Around West Cobb

I remember visiting historic Williamsburg during the holidays when I was very young. The holiday decorations in the magnificent homes seemed magical. Even today, I find visiting homes decorated for the holidays such a great tradition. Living in metro Atlanta, there are several communities that offer holiday home tours.

I know, you are probably wondering why I am posting about the holidays when it’s not even Halloween. But earlier today, I learned on Facebook that the 2016 Milton Holiday Tour of Homes sold out in minutes. Since I already had the information ready, I decided I would share the Holiday Tour of Homes information now, rather than later. Here is a list of some of them:

Atlanta Holiday Showcase
Nov 18 – Dec 11
Advance tickets from $22
Tour 2490 Woodward Way NW, Atlanta showcasing the work of Atlanta’s top design-industry talents. The Atlanta Holiday Showcase benefits Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta.

Marietta Pilgrimmage
Dec 3 – 4
Advance tickets from $20
Tour six private Marietta homes located in the Kennesaw Avenue district.

Thinking about a home in Historic Marietta?

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Virginia Highlands
Dec 3-4
Advance tickets from $25
Homes will be open for the tour on Saturday, Dec 3rd from 10a – 5p and Sunday, Dec 4th from 11a – 4p. Food tastings occur in the homes on both days from 12p – 4p.

Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes
Dec 10-11 6p-10p
Advance tickets from $20
Homes to be announced