2018 Christmas Historic Home Tour
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 ~ 1–7 pm

The 2018 tour is sold out. No tickets will be sold on the day of the tour.

The Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission and the Wake Forest Woman's Club will present their biennial Christmas Historic Home Tour on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 1-7 p.m. - rain or shine!

Offered only in even-numbered years, the Christmas Historic Home Tour is a self-guided tour featuring several Wake Forest homes and other properties decorated for the holidays and open for viewing. This year's event will also offer wonderful holiday music and much more!


2018 Tour Properties

 

Tour Map & Brochure
The Wake Forest Christmas Historic Home Tour map and brochure is now available. The tour map and brochure will also be available on the day of the tour at any of the tour stops and at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St. 


Will Call Tickets
Will call tickets may be picked up on the day of the tour at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St.


Musical Performances
This year's Christmas Historic Home Tour will feature over 20 musical performances at various locations throughout the tour. The locations and approximate times will be announced in the coming days. In addition, the Friendship Chapel Baptist Church Senior Choir, Gospel Choir, and Male Chorus will perform throughout the afternoon.


Know Before You Go

  • Wear comfortable shoes

  • Please carry an umbrella in case of inclement weather

  • No interior photography allowed

  • No food or drinks permitted inside the tour properties

  • The Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St., will serve as tour headquarters.

  • Ticket holders may pick up their tour brochure/map at any of the tour sites.

  • Ticket holders may begin the tour at any of the tour sites. 

  • Public restrooms will be available at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St.; Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave., and the churches on the tour.

  • The Wake Forest Garden Club will serve refreshments at the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave., on the day of the tour.


Handicap Accessibility
The tour homes are privately owned and not handicap accessible. If you have purchased a ticket and have concerns about accessibility, contact Michelle Michael at 919-435-9516 prior to the tour.


Christmas Home Tour Proceeds 
The proceeds from the biennial Christmas Tour of Historic Homes are divided by the Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission and the Woman’s Club for the benefit of the following projects:


The Wake Forest Woman’s Club supports a variety of community service projects including but not limited to the following:

  • Arts community service projects, including crafts for children, Special Needs Prom, July 4th Art in the Park children's supplies

  • Conservation community service projects, including Dirt Day supplies, Museum of Life and Science – Earth Moves Exhibit, Franklin County SPCA – Cat and Dog Food, City of Oaks Foundation – Camp Scholarship, flowers for the Wake Forest Historical Museum

  • Education community service projects, including school supplies for Boys & Girls Club and area schools

  • Home life community service projects, including Safe Space, Touched by Hope, Tri-Area Ministry, Wake Forest Senior Center Meals on Wheels Treats, Brown Bag Ministry snacks

  • International issues community service projects, including stocking stuffers for deployed troops, Heifer International, Stop Hunger Now, and United Nations Shot at Life.

  • Public issues community service projects, including the Purple Heart Foundation in memory of Donald Kroohs, Wake Forest Senior Center, Wreaths Across America, RDU Airport USO, ChurchNet Foundation, and the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club. 


Downtown Holiday Open House 
While you're here for the home tour, be sure to maximize your Wake Forest experience by visiting our downtown during the day-long Downtown Holiday Open House. Free and open to the public, this special event promises a hearty dose of holiday cheer featuring special offers and complimentary refreshments at participating shops and restaurants, performances by area school and dance groups, and a variety of other fun-filled activities for children and adults. 


Christmas Historic Home Tour App
Complete information about this year's Christmas Historic Home Tour will be provided through the "Christmas Historic Home Tour" function on the Town of Wake Forest app. Download the app for instant access to details about tour, including ticket information, directions, entertainment, and more! IPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android users can download the app by searching for “Town of Wake Forest" on iTunes, in the iPhone app store, or in Google Play or by scanning the appropriate QR code.
 

Ticket Information 

This event is sold out. The allotted number of tickets have been sold. 

  • Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. - SOLD OUT

  • Page 158 Books, 415 S. Brooks St. - SOLD OUT

  • Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St. - SOLD OUT
  • The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St. - SOLD OUT

  • Wake Forest Coffee Company, 156 S. White St. - SOLD OUT
  • Village Pharmacy of Wake Forest, 900 S. Franklin St. - SOLD OUT

  • North Carolina General Store, 150 S. White St. - SOLD OUT

  • Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce, 350 S. White St. - SOLD OUT

  • Arrow Tree Boutique, 415 S. Brooks St. - SOLD OUT

  • Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. - SOLD OUT

  • Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. - SOLD OUT

Please note: A limited number of tickets will be sold for this year's tour, and none will be sold on the day of the tour.


Additional Information

 

Christmas Historic Home Tour update

The Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) and the Wake Forest Woman's Club will present the biennial Wake Forest Christmas Historic Home Tour Saturday, Dec. 1, from 1-7 p.m. – rain or shine.

As the day of the home tour approaches, tour organizers are emphasizing the following messages for both attendees and the public:

  • The 2018 Christmas Historic Home Tour is sold out, so no tickets will be available for purchase on Saturday.

  • On the day of the tour, will call tickets and general information can be obtained at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St., which will serve as the tour headquarters.

  • Saturday’s forecast is calling for the chance of rain, so those with tickets to the self-guided tour are urged to dress appropriately and bring an umbrella.

  • Due to the anticipated crowds along North Main Street, motorists not attending the tour are urged to avoid the portion of North Main from Oak Street to South Main Street.

For more information, email Senior Planner Michelle Michael.