OLD LOUISVILLE, KY — The country’s most extensive collection of Victorian mansions and picturesque homes will be on display at the 39th Annual Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour. In keeping with the rich tradition of Southern hospitality, homeowners in the nation’s premier Victorian neighborhood invite you and yours inside their charming residences to get a unique glimpse of how they’ve transformed their more than 100-year old homes into modern-day marvels. It’s what the neighborhood likes to call “appropriate voyeurism.” This year’s event will be on December 5 and 6, 2015, from noon to 6:00 pm both days, and includes homes on Ormsby Avenue, First Street, Saint James Court and Fourth Street.
“This year’s event features such a wide variety of homes in Old Louisville, from mansions to one-bedroom apartments,” said Susan Coleman, event chair for the 2015 Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour. “They’ll all be decorated in their best holiday finery, too, so it’s the perfect time for visitors to see how we live in these beautiful buildings we call home.”
This event is an absolute must for architecture buffs and holiday enthusiasts alike. Along with the private residences, the tour begins at the Woman’s Club of Louisville and also stops at the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum on Saint James Court. The Old Louisville Neighborhood Council is also excited to include Christmas carolers, food vendors and shuttle buses for easier travel between the residences on the tour.
Holiday Home Tour tickets are $25 in advance if purchased before 5 p.m. on Friday, December 4th. Ticket prices increase to $30.00 the day of the tour and can be purchased at the Woman’s Club of Old Louisville on South Fourth Street. Tickets can also be purchased at any time at oldlouisville.org.
The Holiday Home Tour is a primary fundraiser for the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council. Proceeds directly and supports its mission of promoting and improving the Old Louisville neighborhood. Visit oldlouisville.org for more information on other events in the neighborhood, current improvement initiatives and to learn how to get involved.
About Old Louisville Neighborhood Council
The Old Louisville Neighborhood Council is a federation of 21 neighborhood associations that represent 12,000 people. We serve as the official voice of Old Louisville. We work to preserve and protect one of the nation’s oldest historic preservation districts of Victorian mansions. Old Louisville is an exceptional heritage tourism destination, where visitors can walk these beautiful neighborhoods of 19th century town homes anytime and tour the mansions in May and December. We are also home to many artistic and cultural events throughout the year, including: SpringFest, the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, the St. James Court Art Show, the Garvin Gate Blues Festival, the Victorian Tales of Terror Halloween event and the Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour.