The theme for the 2011 Tour of Homes is "Christmas Grace." It features five homes, each dressed in holiday finery by Western New York's most notable interior designers and retailers.
Each home will also feature at least two tablescapes, offering holiday decorating ideas.
Additionally, three of Western New York's foremost wedding planners together with the Buffalo-based Plant Place and Flower Basket will host an over-the-top Christmas wedding (for ticket-holders only) at the historical First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston. This event will not only allow tickets holders a tour of this old stone church, it also will come complete with a bride and groom and all of the trimmings for a romantic Christmas wedding.
This is a self-guided tour. Trolley service will be available for the pleasure of guests, compliments of Great Lakes Real Estate.
In addition to being able to see these spectacular homes, most open for the first time, ticket holders will be treated to a dessert sampling reception at the Barton Hill Hotel & Spa. The event features sweets from DiCamillo Bakery and the Village Bake Shoppe. Guests will also receive a poinsettia cocktail, compliments of Supermarket Liquors & Wines and Wine Stuff and More.
There's also a jewelry show and sale in the Fairbanks Room off the hotel lobby.
Tickets are $25 and are available online at www.LewistonHomeTour.com or by calling 754-4214.
The Orange Cat Coffee Company, 703 Center St., Lewiston; The Village Bake Shoppe, 417 Center St., Lewiston; The Barton Hill Hotel & Spa, 100 Center St., Lewiston; DiCamillo Bakery (535 Center St., Lewiston; 7927 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls; 53298 Main St., Williamsville).
All Season Rental, Barton Hill Hotel & Spa, DiCamillo Bakery, DiMino's Lewiston Tops, First Niagara Bank, Great Lakes Real Estate, Modern Corporation, Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, Niagara Frontier Publications, Niagara Gazette, Russell's Tree and Shrub Farm, Sevenson Environmental, Supermarket Liquors and Wines, The Village Bake Shoppe
Apple Granny Restaurant, Arbor Tree and Land Care, Barone Building Company, Brickyard Pub & BBQ, Brio Pizzeria and Restaurant, Brown & Company CPAs, Carmelo's Restaurant, Castaway Cove Boating Club, Certo Brothers Distributing, Coppins Service Center, CRA Infrastructure and Engineers, Hardison Funeral Homes, Hibbard's Liquors, HSBC Bank and Mortgage Corporation, Kinetic Kitchen and Bath, KI-PO Motors, Kiwanis Club of Lewiston, Lewiston Village Pub, Lewiston Insurance Agency, Niagara County Community College, Macri's Italian Grille, Metro Contracting and Environmental Inc., Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center, Northern Customs Services, State Sen. George Maziarz, Orange Cat Coffee Company, One Niagara, Robert MacVie Inc., Simon Construction, Stuart Sports, Tedesco Construction Services, Tin Pan Alley Restaurant, TM Montante Development
The Tour of Homes is the Historical Association of Lewiston's signature fundraiser. Proceeds are used to preserve and promote Lewiston's heritage. The Historical Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.