Bay Village Holiday Homes Tour
The Bay Village Holiday Homes Tour and Holiday Shop are back on Saturday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Tour, which is put on by the Bay Village Early Childhood PTA (BVECPTA), features six charming Bay Village homes beautifully decorated for the holidays by local florists and designers.
"The six homes we chose for the Tour this year showcase the variety of homes that make up Bay," said Abby Kerns, a Homes Tour co-chair. "There is something for everyone to get inspired by, whether you are going to enjoy the holiday decorations or get ideas to re-do your home." Enjoy live holiday music and culinary delights as you make your way through the Tour.
The Tour begins at the Community House, 303 Cahoon Road, where tickets can be redeemed for a map revealing the Tour homes. The Community House will be transformed from a meeting space into a festive holiday Homes Headquarters by local designer Marcy Hoke, with the help of decor from Soft Surroundings.
Homes Headquarters, which is open to the public will host the Holiday Shop and Raffle. The Holiday Shop offers free admission and will feature nine local vendors offering a wide variety of goods from maple syrup to one-of-a-kind pottery. Raffle tickets will be available until 2:00 p.m. with all raffle items being displayed at Homes Headquarters. "Make a day of it," suggests Kerns, "it is a great way to get you into the holiday spirit and kick start your holiday shopping." Fuel up at Homes Headquarters on coffee provided by Mojo's and other complimentary refreshments as you shop.
"It is our biggest fundraiser," ads Kerns, "The BVECPTA Homes Tour committee puts in countless hours starting in January, but it is worth it to be able to give so much back to the community." One-hundred percent of the Homes Tour profits are donated between 11 Bay Village organizations that provide enrichment to young children. "We ask the preschools and other organizations to give us their wish lists," said Jill Vasil, BVECPTA president, "and we use the Homes Tour profits to gift them with as many items on their wish list as we can."
Curious to know which Bay Village homes are on the tour? You’ll have to buy a ticket to find out! Presale tickets are $20; available through Nov. 10 online at bayhomestour.com, or at Mojo's, 600 Dover Center Road (cash only with exact change, please). Tickets the day of the tour will be available for $25 at the Community House, cash or check only. Most holiday shop vendors will take credit cards.