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

Stroll down the street;
Listen to holiday music;
Visit a decorated home; and 
Imagine what it must have been like, 
At Christmastime, in years gone by.


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!

Ticket Information 
Tickets are now on sale for $20 each (including tax).

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.

Tickets can be purchased online and at the following area locations:

  • Wake Forest Coffee Company, 156 S. White St.

  • Village Pharmacy of Wake Forest, 900 S. Franklin St.

  • North Carolina General Store, 150 S. White St.

  • The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St.

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

  • Page 158 Books, 415 S. Brooks St.

  • Arrow Tree Boutique, 415 S. Brooks St.

  • Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St.

  • Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.

  • Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.

Tour Map & Brochure
The Wake Forest Christmas Historic Home Tour map and brochure will be provided on this page of the Town's website at least one week prior to the tour. The tour map and brochure will also be available on the day of the tour. Since the tour is self-guided, attendees may pick them up at any of the tour stops or 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.

Know Before You Go

  • Wear comfortable shoes

  • No interior photography allowed

  • 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.

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 provided at www.wakeforestnc.gov/app.aspx.

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