Avondale Estates Christmas Tour of Homes
It’s Christmas 1926, and Avondale Estates residents ride the trolley to do their holiday shopping. In 2011, trolleys are back for the Tour of Homes on December 11! Park at Avondale Baptist Church, and catch the trolley for a two-hour tour of seven homes. Your trolley will wait for you at each stop. (Visitors can also drive from house to house.)
Visit some of Avondale’s finest homes, starting with the English Tudor built in the early 20s, a newly renovated 30s bungalow, an American foursquare built in the late 40s, two transformed 50s brick bungalow, and an art-filled home, one of Avondale’s “newer” homes built in the 90s.
Other points of interest on the tour are The Museum School, a charter school that opened in the fall of 2009, and Avondale Baptist Church, with its sanctuary filled with members’ nativities from around the world.
Purchase or pick up tickets at the Avondale Community Club, a historic structure built as a boathouse on Lake Avondale in the 1920s, when Avondale Estates became one of the country’s earliest planned communities. Here you will visit the festive Holiday Market (noon to 6:00) featuring great foods, unique gifts and fun finds! The creativity of Avondale residents will be on display in 30 booths where shoppers can purchase a variety of items such as jewelry, pottery, purses, bottle stoppers, soaps, lotions, leather items, jams and jellies, baked goods, pecans, grits bits, and cured meats. The holiday café will serve delicious soups and desserts. Come to the market, have a bite to eat and pick up a tour ticket!
Tickets for the tour may be purchased for $12 in advance at Avondale City Hall, Finders Keepers Furniture, REAL Salon and Seventeen Steps or for $15 on the tour day at the Avondale Community Club. Assure your place on a trolley by signing up in advance at various Avondale businesses or contact Margaret Lunsford at firstname.lastname@example.org.