The Historical Association of Lewiston has announced tickets are on sale for the 11th annual Tour of Homes, scheduled for Dec. 5-6 in historic Lewiston.
The theme for the 2015 Tour of Homes is "Christmas in the Country." The event will feature five of Lewiston's unique and historic homes, as well a visit to St. Paul's Episcopal Church to view decorated Christmas tree, greens and candlelight.
Each of the featured homes has been decorated by one of Western New York's most talented designers and retailers. Each home also will feature tablescapes offering inspiring holiday decorating ideas.
Also, don't miss the Holiday Market, located at Lewiston No. 1 Firehall, 145 N. Sixth St. Here, guests will find 20 vendors offering everything from jewelry to home décor to culinary items and much more.
Zach Collister, president of the Historical Association of Lewiston, said he is grateful to those who are opening their homes for the tour. This fundraiser represents more than 40 percent of HAL's operating budget.
This is a self-guided tour. Trolley service will also be available from the Village of Lewiston's Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St. Four trolleys will make a continuous circuit between the village offices, the Barton Hill Hotel & Spa and the other featured stops.
In addition to being able to see these homes, ticketholders will be treated to a dessert sampling and cocktail reception at the Barton Hill Hotel & Spa. Featured will be sample sweets from both DiCamillo Bakery and The Village Bake Shoppe, as well as a poinsettia cocktail, compliments of the Hard Rock Café Niagara Falls USA and Wegmans (Niagara Falls).
Tickets are $25 and are available online at www.LewistonHomeTour.com or at the following locations:
•All Wegmans locations throughout Western New York
•The Orange Cat Coffee Company, 703 Center St., Lewiston
•The Village Bake Shoppe, 417 Center St., Lewiston
•DiCamillo Bakery, 535 Center St., Lewiston
This event is always a sell-out, so advance ticket purchases are recommended. If tickets are still available the day of the tour, they can be purchased at the Red Brick.
HAL thanks the following businesses and residents who have stepped up in support of this event:
Premiere Sponsors: Barton Hill Hotel & Spa, Hard Rock Café Niagara Falls USA, Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union, DiCamillo Bakery, Kinetic Kitchen and Bath, Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, Niagara Frontier Publications, Sevenson Environmental Services, The Village Bake Shoppe and Wegmans (Niagara Falls).
Sterling Sponsors: Elderwood, Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center and United Thermal Systems.
Gold Sponsors: Amendola Property Management, Apple Granny Restaurant, The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q., Brio Pizzeria and Restaurant, Carmelo's Restaurant, Castaway Cove Boating Club, Coppins Service Center Inc., CRA Infrastructure & Engineering, Paul J. Game Construction, Hardison Funeral Homes, Lewiston Family Dental, Lewiston Insurance Agency, Northern Customs Services, Orange Cat Coffee Co., Robert Macvie Inc., Stuart Sports, Syros Restaurant, Tin Pan Alley and Water Street Landing.
Honorary committee member sponsorships are still available for a $100 donation.
For more information, visit www.LewistonHomeTour.com.
The Historical Association of Lewiston is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.