The Historical Association of Lewiston has announced tickets are now on sale for its 12th annual Tour of Homes, scheduled for Dec. 3-4 in historic Lewiston.
The 2016 Tour of Homes will feature five of Lewiston's most unique and historic homes, as well a visit to St. Jude's Shrine, which will be decked in traditional decor.
Each of the featured homes has been decorated by one of Western New York's top designers and retailers. Each home will also feature tablescapes offering holiday decorating ideas.
This is a self-guided tour. Trolley service will also be available from the Lewiston Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St. Four trolleys will make a continuous circuit between the Village Hall, 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. Guests will be able to sample sweets from both DiCamillo Bakery and the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, as well as a poinsettia cocktail compliments of Hibbard's Portage Liquors and Wegmans - Niagara Falls.
The "Holiday Market" is moving back to the Barton Hill Hotel (Fairbanks Room). Inside, guests will find more than a dozen vendors offering everything from jewelry to home décor to culinary items.
Tour of Homes tickets are $25 pre-sale or $30 on Dec. 3-4. They are available online at www.LewistonHomeTour.com or at the following locations:
•All Wegmans locations throughout Western New York
•The Orange Cat Coffee Co., 703 Center St., Lewiston
•The Barton Hill Hotel, 100 Center St., Lewiston
•DiCamillo Bakery, 535 Center St., Lewiston
Tickets always go fast, so purchasing them in advance is recommended. If tickets are still available the day of the tour, they can be purchased only at Lewiston Village Hall.
Businesses and residents who have stepped up in support of this event include:
Presenting Sponsor: Kinetic Kitchen and Bath
Premiere Sponsors: Barton Hill Hotel & Spa, Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union, DiCamillo Bakery, Assemblyman-elect Angelo Morinello, Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, Niagara Frontier Publications, Sevenson Environmental Services, Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, Hibbard's, Wegmans - Niagara Falls
Sterling Sponsors: Apartments of Niagara, Elderwood, Mount St. Mary's Hospital and United Thermal Systems
Gold Sponsors: Amendola Property Management, Paul J. Game Construction, Hardison Funeral Homes, Coldwell Banker Integrity, Northern Customs Services, Orange Cat Coffee Co., Robert Macvie Inc., Stuart Sports, Tin Pan Alley
Honorary committee member sponsorships are still available for a $100 donation. Those purchasing such a sponsorship will receive:
•Two tickets to the Tour of Homes
•First year membership into the Historical Association (new members only)
•Their names featured as honorary committee members in the event's printed program and official website (www.LewistonHomeTour.com).
Zach Collister, president of the Historical Association of Lewiston, said he is grateful to those opening their homes for the tour. This fundraiser represents more than 40 percent of HAL's operating budget.
For more information, contact Melissa at 716-524-3001 or [email protected].
The Tour of Homes is the Historical Association of Lewiston's signature fundraiser. Proceeds are used to preserve and promote Lewiston's rich heritage. The Historical Association of Lewiston is a not- for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.