A 37 year tradition, the Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour is coming up the first week of December! One of Northern California’s most loved holiday home tours returns this December 3rd, 4th and 5th with five elegantly decorated homes in East Sacramento’s historic “Fabulous Forties” neighborhood. This year, in addition to the five beautifully decorated homes, the library at Sacred Heart School will also be decorated and on display.
East Sacramento’s popular holiday home tour has grown to attract nearly 5,000 patrons from all over northern and central California. The homes showcase elaborate renovations while preserving historic detail, custom interior design and creative holiday decor that is sure to inspire holiday decorating for your own home.
The self-guided, walking tour begins on 43rd Street between J and M Streets in East Sacramento and ends on 38th Street between J and M Streets. Guests may start at either end for the tour that will take about two hours to complete. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event. Children over the age of one must have a ticket. Advanced ticket sales can be made online or at designated retailers. Click here www.shpsholidayhometour.com to find where you can buy tickets in Sacramento. In Davis, tickets may be purchased easily at Beyond the Garden Gate. This fundraiser benefits Sacred Heart Parish School in Sacramento, and is organized by the Parents of Sacred Heart School.
“The Fabulous Forties” of East Sacramento is a neighborhood bound by J Street and Folsom Boulevard from 38th to 47th Streets. This historic neighborhood boasts wide avenues, sweeping green lawns and large, prewar WWI and prewar WWII homes that have housed many of the city’s prominent residents.
The “Fabulous Forties” neighborhood is known for its grand old houses that were custom built in the early decades of the 20th century, when architects were looking to Europe for design inspiration. As a result, the “Fabulous Forties” is renowned for its eclectic “Revival” style of architecture as well as the English cottages, Tudor-style homes, Dutch farmhouses, Mediterranean villas, and Craftsman bungalows. No two houses are the same.
Also open for home tour guests is the Holiday Cafe and Gift Shop located at Sacred Heart School, 856 39th Street. Light refreshments, desserts, warm beverages including specialty coffees, wines and champagne will be available for purchase. The Gift Shop will feature home accessories, hostess gifts, holiday ornaments, candles, candy, jams and jellies, teachers’ gifts, wreaths and topiaries . A perfect way to start or end this holiday home tour, especially with friends – a little shopping and a cafe. Tour tickets are not necessary to shop or dine.
The Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour features beautiful homes decked out for holiday celebrating. Local designers, retailers and florists are hand-picked to create the wonderful rooms and displays. Check out who made the list this year – kudos to Davis’ Beyond the Garden Gate!
Holiday Home Tour Dates and Times:
Friday, December 3rd: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 4th: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 5th: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Beyond the Garden Gate
Pat Stromberg, Becky Heard and Nancy Storm
Carol Shellenberger & Mary Shaw
Haus Home Decor and Specialty Gift
Jonathan Marquardt and Don Garcia
Twiggs Floral Design Gallery
East Sac Florist
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May the holiday season bring you many joy-filled times spent with family and friends!
Photo and Image Credits go to the Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour.