Christmas Tour of Homes
CANCELLED for 2020
Please note: This annual event has been cancelled for 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The information below describes the 2019 event:
The 50th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes, presented by the Garden Club of St. Augustine, takes visitors inside six private homes in the nation's oldest city on Sunday, December 8, 2019. This year's theme will be "Tour of Homes 50th Anniversary."
This walking tour gives participants a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these beautiful homes dating from the 1800s decorated with fresh wreaths, garlands and floral arrangements. Rich with the charm and grandeur of the holiday season that is an integral part of historic St. Augustine, this tour is a very popular annual tradition. Tickets go on sale October 1, 2019, and the tour usually sells out pretty quickly. Locations of the homes in this year's tour are printed on the back of each ticket.
Guests may tour the homes at their own pace from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. In addition to the tour, visitors can enjoy Afternoon Tea and a visit to the Garden Club's "Unique Boutique," which offers delicious treats and many hand-made items created by the Club's members. The Afternoon Tea and Boutique will be at the River House (179 Marine St.) and will be open from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m.
For those who aren't comfortable walking, Old Town Trolley Tours offers complimentary transportation from the Downtown Parking Facility to the landmarks featured on the tour as well as to the Afternoon Tea and Boutique at River House and then back to the Parking Facility. Please note that due to the locations of some of the homes on the 2019 Tour, the trolley may not be able to drop guests as close to the homes as in previous years. The walk may be as much as three blocks from the stop to the home. The Trolleys will be marked "Christmas Tour of Homes."
Admission: $30 per person. Reservations are required, and the tour usually sells out early, so advance purchase is strongly recommended. The $30 non-refundable tickets go on sale October 1, 2019. Visit here to purchase tickets.
When: Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. The Afternoon Tea and Boutique is open from noon until 4:00 p.m. Trolley service from the Downtown Parking Facility runs from noon until 5:00 p.m., with the last departure from the Parking Facility at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Starting from the Downtown Parking Facility, Old Town Trolley Tours will provide complimentary private-charter service for the Christmas Tour of Homes, transporting guests to and from the landmark buildings of the tour and the River House, where the Afternoon Tea will take place. The locations are within walking distance of each other for those who would like to stroll through the historic streets.
Parking at the Downtown Parking Facility is a flat rate of $15.00 per day.
For more information and to purchase tickets for this event please visit here or call (904) 686-9320.
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