It’s that time of year again! Whether you are in need of some holiday-filled inspiration, or you enjoy looking at charming decor, holiday home tours are a fixture of the holiday season in many communities across Florida.
For your enjoyment, we’ve compiled the following list of top holiday home tours taking place throughout the Sunshine State in 2014.
North Florida Holiday Home Tours
This Holiday Home Tour will showcase five vintage private homes in Amelia Island’s Historic District, all decorated by professional florists and designers. A free trolley service will transport guests to the featured homes, while costumed carolers and characters from Fernandina’s colorful past return them to the Victorian era.
Date: December 5 – 6, 2014, 10am-4pm
Cost: $25 before December 5; $30 on days of the tour
For more information, visit: www.ameliahometours.com
“Christmas in the Ancient City” will showcase six private homes in St. Augustine’s historic downtown that date back to the 1800s, as well as the beautiful Lincolnville Episcopal Church, St. Cyrians, built in 1899. The seasonal decorations and floral arrangements throughout this walking tour will be composed of natural materials, designed and handcrafted by members of The Garden Club of St. Augustine.
Date: Sunday, December 7, 2014, 12-5pm
For more information, visit: www.gardenclubofstaugustine.org
Central Florida Holiday Home Tours
The 20-room Mediterranean style Pinewood Estate in Lake Wales will be transformed into a winter wonderland for this year’s theme of “Family Traditions.” Built in the early 1930s with Olmsted-designed gardens, the former winter retreat is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Date: November 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Cost: $20 adults. $9 children (5-12); Members: $7 adults. $6 children (5-12); Prices include general admission to Bok Tower Gardens.
For more information, visit: www.visitcentralflorida.org
The 2014 IMAGES holiday home tour will present seven beautifully decorated New Smyrna Beach homes for the holidays. All proceeds will benefit IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts.
Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014, 9am-3pm
Cost: $25; ACA Members $20
For more information, visit: www.imagesartfestival.org
South Florida Holiday Home Tours
A selection of historic homes in the Old Northwood Historic District of Palm Beach will be decorated in all of the glory for the holiday season. Along the tour, you will be able to sample delicious food at some of the local restaurants and enjoy wine, champagne and beer at the homes. The 27th Annual Candlelight Holiday Home Tour is Palm Beach County’s longest and oldest running home tour.
Date: Saturday, December 27, 2014, 5-9 pm
Cost: $30 (Advanced Sales)
For more information, visit: www.oldnorthwood.com/