38th annual Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour Dec. 2-4

One of Northern California’s most loved walking holiday home tours returns this December with five elegantly decorated homes in East Sacramento’s historic Fabulous Forties neighborhood open for viewing, Dec. 2 through Dec. 4.

FIVE HOMES in East Sacramento will be a part of the 38th annual Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour. This event is a great place to get holiday decorating ideas, do a little shopping and enjoy the spirit of the season. / Photo iStockphoto

FIVE HOMES in East Sacramento will be a part of the 38th annual Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour. This event is a great place to get holiday decorating ideas, do a little shopping and enjoy the spirit of the season. / Photo iStockphoto

For 38 years, this popular tour has grown to include nearly 5,000 patrons from throughout northern and central California. The homes showcase elaborate renovation while preserving historic design, custom interior decoration and creative holiday décor that is sure to ignite the spirit of the season.

“This year, one of the homeowners is one the original two founders of the Home Tour in 1973,” said Leslie Wilson-Lopez, co-chair of the home tour and school parent. “Caroline Reid was one of two founders of the home tour, she was a Sacred Heart parent. Now her children are grown, but the tradition continues. Last year her daughter’s home was on the home tour. This year, Caroline has a grandchild at Sacred Heart, so this year’s tour has tremendous meaning.”

One special remodeled home on the tour features an area that was once a foundry (a factory that produced metal casings). Built prior to 1915, this structure boasts some East Sacramento history.

“The homes are all lovely,” said Wilson-Lopez. “One home on the tour is owned by one of the designers: Jill Dudensing. She has a real minimalist, mid-century style that marries traditional Christmas with contemporary style. It’s a kind of ‘Andy Warhol meets Norman Rockwell kind of vibe.’”

This year’s list of talented interior and floral designers also includes: Haus Home Décor and Specialty Gifts, Beyond the Garden Gate, East Sac Florist and Gary John’s.

The Holiday Home Tour is one of Sacred Heart Parish School’s biggest fundraisers. Proceeds from the tour go directly to the school to offset tuition and provide financial support to families who might not otherwise be able to afford a Catholic education.

The tour includes a holiday Boutique and Café located at Sacred Heart Parish School at 39th and H streets in East Sacramento.

Organizers predict another sellout this year and suggest advance purchases when possible.

Tour dates are Friday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 4. Visit www.sacredhearthometour.com for dates and times. Tour tickets are $25 in advance, $30 after Dec. 1. Tickets may be purchased online at the website or call the Holiday Home Tour Information Line at (916) 556-5050. Check the website for ticket retailer locations also.

One Response to 38th annual Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour Dec. 2-4

  1. Loretta Johnson says:

    Do you have a date forthe Home tour this year? Would love to know. Thank you.

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