73rd Annual Holiday House Tea & Tour

Festively-decorated front door

We are excited to share that we will be having a seated, Afternoon Tea on this 73rd Year of the Independent Presbyterian Church Holiday House Tour. The Tour will be offered virtually again this year with four beautiful homes, and an in-person tour of the IPC Sanctuary, decorated by the Guild.

The seated Holiday House Tea will be in the Great Hall on Saturday, Dec. 10 beginning at 1 pm. The house tour will be in a virtual format again this year and will be released on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 10. Standard tickets to the Virtual Tour can be purchased from now through the end of December. Premium tickets for the Tea and Tour can be purchased until the event, but there is a limited amount. We encourage all to bring their children to the tea, and there is a specially priced ticket offering for children. The virtual tour will be streaming during the tea in the Great Hall. You will not want to miss it!

The Holiday House Committee is excited to announce the Christopher Home, the Klick/McCormick Home, the Robinson Home, and Whatley Home have offered to be featured in this year’s tour.

In these unique times, the tour has adapted, and in 2020, we hosted our first-ever virtual Holiday House Tour, along with the well-received and beautifully orchestrated Tea in a Bag. We are happy to announce that the Holiday House Tea will be in-person again this year, and reformatted to a more formal seated tea, so that we can enjoy the fellowship once again this year. We will be offering a limited number of tickets to the tea this year, so get your ticket for Afternoon Tea before it sells out.

We also continue the tradition of sharing beautifully decorated private homes that will remain in a virtual format this year. Over the past 73 years, this tour has welcomed thousands of visitors, now both in-person and virtual, organized thousands of volunteers, hosted hundreds of homes, condominiums, or businesses, served countless finger sandwiches and homemade snacks from our very own Holiday House Cookbook, tied bows, hung garland and wreaths, and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars that have greatly benefited our IPC ministries.

The monies raised by The Holiday House tour allow IPC to provide additional funds and support to the IPC Presbyterian Women and Children’s Ministries.

How You Can Join the Fun

We encourage everyone to purchase a ticket and come celebrate the 73rd year of the tour with us at the tea and watch the tour online. We are also grateful for the volunteers that work to make the tour a success every year.

These volunteers serve a variety of roles. Most of our volunteer needs this year will be associated with the Holiday House Tea. Whatever your STRENGTH may be–we have a spot for you! To be a part of this tradition, look for volunteer opportunities soon in the weekly emails, bulletins, and in the parlor.

Volunteering for the Holiday House is a great way to get meet other members, have some fun, and get into the holiday spirit. Please reach out to Teri Borders to ask how you can help or volunteer.