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Lewiston Home Tour on Dec. 4-5

by jmaloni
Sat, Nov 20th 2010 02:00 pm
The annual Tour of Homes returns Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4 and 5 and organizers, the Lewiston Historical Association, are anticipating a "best ever" event for its biggest fundraiser of the year.

With its theme of "Christmas Grace," the Lewiston Home Tour event coincides with the annual Lewiston Christmas Walk that same weekend.

Tickets, priced at $25, are now available. The tour includes:

  • A spectacular showcase of Lewiston's most fabulous homes. Five homes have been selected to be dressed for the season by Western New York's finest professional designers. Each home will also feature a tablescape or two, offering more innovative entertaining ideas.

Locations include: Belvedere Hall, 400 Plain St.; The Fleming House, 315 Niagara St.; The Wright House, 330 Niagara St.; The Painted Lady, 4655 Lower River Road and Roemer's Retreat, 4617 Vrooman Drive.

Home Tour visitors are invited to park their vehicles and ride to the homes on the tour on the Great Lakes Real Estate Polar Express. Trolleys will make a continuous circuit from the village to featured homes. Scheduled stops will be at the Barton Hill Hotel and Spa, The Country Doctor on Center Street, the Lewiston Museum and each of the homes on the tour. However, feel free to flag one down anywhere along the route.

  • A Town and Country Christmas Wedding, complete with a bride in a couture dress, a groom, flowers, music and "all things romantic," report organizers. It takes place at the historic First Presbyterian Church on South Fifth and Cayuga streets in the Village of Lewiston. The event is offered by the region's most prestigious wedding planners and The Plant Place and Flower Basket. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the historical significance of this old stone church and are invited to stop by anytime during tour hours.
  • A special dessert-tasting (included in the ticket price) will be provided at the Barton Hill Hotel & Spa, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, featuring holiday pastries from two of Lewiston's award-winning bakeries, The Village Bake Shoppe and DiCamillo Bakery. All visitors can partake in a signature poinsettia cocktail, compliments of Supermarket Liquors and Wines and Wine Stuff and More.
  • A holiday jewelry show that will be held in the Barton Hill Hotel's Fairbanks Room. There will be 17 jewelry vendors offering a variety of styles to choose from, including artistic, vintage, modern and traditional. This is an opportunity to get started on Christmas shopping or even to purchase a little treat for yourself, report organizers.
  • In addition, a selection of holiday and other items featured at the Home Tour by various decorators and retailers will be available for purchase by the general public at a special "After the Tour Sale" at The Wright House, located at 330 Niagara St. The sale will be offered on Friday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend and no ticket purchase is necessary. For more information, call 754-2614.

Tickets for the Lewiston Home Tour are available online at http://www.lewistonhometour.com/ or by phone at 754-4214. They may also be purchased at the flowing locations:

  • 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 locations (535 Center St., Lewiston; 5329 Main St., Williamsville; and 7927 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls); and Russell's Tree and Shrub Farm, 9800 Transit Road, East Amherst.

Sponsors of the 2010 Lewiston Home Tour include: DiMino's Lewiston Tops; First Niagara Bank; Barton Hill Hotel & Spa; Niagara Frontier Publications and the Sentinel; the Modern Corporation; All Season Rental; Russell's Tree and Shrub Farm; Sevenson Environmental Services; the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission; and the Niagara Gazette.

Photos of the Lewiston Home Tour can be viewed online.

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