Like eccentric uncles, the holidays often sneak up on people and leave tinsel wherever they go. Deck the halls with today's Groupon: for $40, you get two tickets to the 6th annual Homes for the Holidays Tour fundraiser presented by the Junior League of Edmonton (JLE), running from Friday, November 25 through Sunday, November 27 (an $80 value).
The Homes for the Holidays Tour brings local designers, decorators, retailers, and volunteers together to artfully transform six Glenora homes into dazzling holiday oases as their doors open to the ticket-holding public. Chosen abodes are gussied up in a variety of design styles, giving guests a diverse dose of inspiration and sparing houses the embarrassment of sporting the same outfit as their neighbours. Jolly tour-goers scamper from one glittering abode to another during the self-guided tour, marvelling at all the trimmings and trappings while stocking depleted psyches with bushels of seasonal spirit. The homes’ aesthetic architects also reveal the store-based sources for their designs and decorations, ensuring streamlined shopping trips for those itching to bedizen their own digs in a similar fashion. Funds raised from the event go toward the numerous programs and services supported by the JLE, including the Kids Help Phone.
Homes for the Holidays Tour
The imaginative designers behind the Homes for the Holidays Tour join creative forces every year, bedazzling five local residences with eye-grabbing cheer from the inside out. All of the homes have sufficiently prepared for Santa’s arrival, boasting walls strung with holly, trees adorned with twinkling lights, and cabinets stocked with cookies and barrel-aged bourbon. Homeowners invite touring parties to explore their winter wonderlands and garner inspirations for their own holiday decorations. All proceeds from the Homes for Holidays Tour support all of the charitable foundations supported by the Junior League of Edmonton, including the Kids Help Phone.