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:
- Sprague Home in Overlook at Sixes with design and holiday decor by Dream Design & House and Garden Boutique
- Stratton Home in Overlook at Sixes with design and holiday decor by Juleps Home Decor
- Barnesdale Model at Inwood with design and holiday decor by Disciplined Design
- Woodberry Model at Inwood with design and holiday decor by Affordable Elegance
- Kurtz Home at Woodstock Knoll with design and holiday decor by Ivy Manor Interiors
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:
- Acorn Home & Decorating
3870 Due West Rd. NW
Marietta, GA 30064
- Seasonal Designs
- 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.