25th Annual Holiday Home Tour Returns

November 14, 2017

Homes throughout Midtown Jackson will be decorated inside and out December 1 – 3, 2017 as the Lambuth Area Neighborhood Association (LANA) hosts its 25th annual Holiday Home Tour.

The association’s primary fundraising event, the annual Home Tour offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy the holiday splendor and to leave with decorating ideas that can be replicated in their own homes. There are several free events such as the Lighting of Campbell Lake and Cookies and Crafts with Santa. The weekend also includes the popular Holiday Luncheon at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Downtown Jackson.

Holiday Home Tour chair and LANA executive director Abbie Hinton encourages the community to attend the Silver Anniversary tour. “Midtown Jackson residents have been showcasing our neighborhood for 25 years and that speaks to the vibrancy and uniqueness of those who call LANA home. The Holiday Home Tour and other holiday-themed events throughout the weekend offer something for everyone and is a great way to kick off the holiday season.”

Luminaries will surround Campbell Lake beginning at 5 pm on Friday, December 1, for the Lighting of the Lake signaling the beginning of the weekend’s festivities. No ticket is required and in the event of rain, the Lighting of the Lake will be rescheduled. Friday night will also include a special event for children and families, Cookies and Crafts with Santa, from 5:30-7:30 pm in the lobby of Community Montessori School located at 716 Westwood Avenue. “There will be plenty of fun activities and crafts for the children, along with hot chocolate and cookies,” said Jennie Gibson, coordinator of the free family-friendly event. Santa will arrive at 6:30 pm to listen to children’s Christmas wishes and pose for photographs.

The self-guided Holiday Home Tour officially kicks off on Friday, December 1 from 7-9 pm and continues from 2-7 pm on Saturday, December 2 and from 1-5 pm on Sunday, December 3. Tickets go on sale November 15 and will be available at: Carriage House Antique Market and Café, 195 Carriage House Drive; Marilyn Jackson’s Gifts, 405-J Vann Drive; Morris Nursery, 2108 Hollywood Drive; The Shoppes of Seven Three One, 703 N. Highland; and The Vintage Market, 215 Church Street. Tickets can also be purchased online by visiting the LANA Facebook page or website. Home Tour tickets are $10 in advance and $15 in the Home Tour Welcome Center located in the lobby of Varnell Jones Hall on the University of Memphis Lambuth Campus on each day of the tour.

Tour-goers begin the showcase of historic homes at the Welcome Center where tickets are exchanged for the official program and tour map. Featured tour homes are not released in advance. The Welcome Center opens 30 minutes prior to the start of the tour all three days.

On Saturday, December 2, the Holiday Luncheon will be held from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Parish Hall of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 309 East Baltimore Street. Guests will enjoy a special holiday-themed luncheon with beautifully decorated tables, perfect to enjoy with friends and family. Luncheon tickets for this reservation-only event are $30 per person, and as part of this festive event, attendees will also receive one ticket to the tour at the luncheon that can be used Saturday or Sunday. The luncheon tickets can only be purchased by calling LANA at 888-423-5262. No tickets will be sold at the door.

For more information on the LANA holiday events or to purchase tour tickets, visit the LANA Facebook page or www.lanatn.org. You may also call LANA at 888-423-5262. The Home Tour and other events will proceed rain or shine.