Enjoy the Warmth and Splendor of Historic Oakwood Homes at Christmas

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Enjoy the Warmth and Splendor of Historic Oakwood Homes at Christmas

46th Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour Lets You Step into Centuries Old Homes Dec. 9 & 10.

 

RALEIGH, N.C. — One of Raleigh's longest-held holiday traditions invites visitors on an intimate tour of Historic Oakwood residences during the 46th annual Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour® on Saturday and Sunday, December 9 & 10 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Homes featured in the tour date from mid-1800’s to early 1900’s, and range in style from Queen Anne cottages to Neoclassical Revival and Italianate residences. Attendees will witness a mix of holiday décor, either mirroring the home's yesteryears or matching the modern lifestyles of the homeowners. Docents at each stop offer insider information about the home’s unique features, the family lineage and surrounding community.  

“Historic Oakwood truly comes alive during the holiday season, and it is our pleasure to open up these beautiful homes to share both the history and holiday cheer of the neighborhood,” said Jennifer Phelan, Oakwood resident and tour chairperson. “We are grateful not just to the homeowners who open their homes for this event, but also to the public, whether they are first-timers or if they return year after year for one of Raleigh’s long-standing traditions.”

Ticket holders are welcome to tour the properties at their own pace, typically allowing three to four hours to view all the featured homes and the neighborhood. The annual Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour benefits the nonprofit Society for the Preservation of Historic Oakwood. Advance tickets are available for purchase for $25 online starting October 1st at www.historicoakwood.org, with group rates available. Day-of tickets will be available at The Tucker House, 418 N. Person St. (Note: Tickets will also be available for purchase in-person at select retail locations in early November.")

About the Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour

The 46th annual Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour offers a chance to walk back in time through some of Raleigh’s oldest and grandest homes. The self-guided tour features different homes each year, and visitors can tour them at their own pace. Get a glimpse of past tours on the Oakwood Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HistoricOakwood/) and by visiting www.historicoakwood.org.

About Historic Oakwood

Historic Oakwood is now one of Raleigh's tourist attractions – but it wasn’t always the case. A 1972 announcement of a major thoroughfare planned through the heart of the neighborhood united residents, and the Society for the Preservation of Historic Oakwood, a non-profit corporation, was formed. The thoroughfare plan was thwarted, and the neighborhood revitalization continues to this day through events and activities such as the Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour.

 

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Intimate Look Inside Historic Oakwood Homes

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Laken Geiger
Laken@misnercorp.com
(336) 409-6792

 

Intimate Look Inside Historic Oakwood Homes Decked in Christmas Cheer

45th Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour Lets You Step into Centuries Old Home Dec. 10-11.

 

RALEIGH, N.C. — One of Raleigh's longest-held holiday traditions invites North Carolina residences on an intimate tour of 12 Historic Oakwood residences during the 45th annual Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour on Saturday and Sunday, December 10-11, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Homes featured in the tour date from mid-1800’s to early 1900’s, and range in style from Queen Anne cottages to Neoclassical Revival and Italianate residences. Attendees will witness a mix of holiday décor, either mirroring the home's yesteryears or matching the modern lifestyles of the homeowners. Docents at each stop offer insider information about the home’s unique features, the family lineage and surrounding community.  

“The homeowners graciously open their doors to the public and showcase the home’s character adorned in holiday decorations,” said Ellen Nightingale, Oakwood resident and tour chairperson. “What better way to get into the holiday spirit than this Raleigh tradition that dates back nearly half a century?”

Ticket holders are welcome to tour the properties at their own pace, typically allowing three to four hours to view all the featured homes and the neighborhood. The annual Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour benefits the nonprofit Society for the Preservation of Historic Oakwood. Advance tickets are on sale for $25 online with group rates available. Day-of tickets will be available at The Tucker House, 418 N. Person St.

About the Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour

The 45th annual Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour offers a chance to walk back in time through some of Raleigh’s oldest and grandest homes. The self-guided tour features different homes each year, and visitors can tour them at their own pace. Get a glimpse of past tours on the Oakwood Facebook page and by visiting www.historicoakwood.org.

 

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Ignite Your Christmas Spirit at the 44th Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour

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December 4, 2015

Laken Geiger
Laken@misnercorp.com
(336) 409-6792

 

Ignite Your Christmas Spirit at the 44th Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour

Tour of Historic Homes Offers Peek Into Centuries Old Holiday Spirit Dec. 12 and 13

RALEIGH, N.C. — Oakwood residents prepare to deck their halls an open their historic homes to the public for the 44th annual Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour on Saturday and Sunday, December 12-13, from 1 to 7 p.m. Triangle residents are invited to tour 12 of the area’s grandest homes.

Residents whose homes are featured spend six months getting ready for the tour, with many volunteers offering their talents and time for the event. The participating homes, dating from the mid-1800s to early 1900s, open their decorated doors to the public for the tour.

“Historic Oakwood’s Candlelight Tour is a treasured experience that dates back nearly half a century,” said Tour Chair Ellen Nightingale. “We offer individuals and families the opportunity to tour homes of all sizes and styles from different eras, all decked out for the holidays. What better way to get into the holiday spirit?”

Ticket holders can tour the properties at their own pace in any order, typically allowing three to four hours to complete the tour. Each home is staffed with docents who offer information about the rich history of the property and the community.

Fun for the entire family, visit 12 lovely homes decorated for the holidays, ranging in style from Queen Anne cottages to Neoclassical Revival and Italianate residences. This year's tour highlights include a fully accessible ADA-compliant home, and two once-condemned residences that have been delightfully brought back to life, renovated with their original charm intact.

The Tour is held each year in partnership with the nonprofit Society for the Preservation of Historic Oakwood, this year Habitat for Humanity is also a partner.

Advance tickets are on sale for $25 through Dec. 10. Group rates available. Day-of tickets will be available at The Tucker House, 418 N. Person St.

About the Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour

The 44th annual Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour offers a chance for area residents to walk through some of Raleigh’s oldest and grandest homes. The self-guided tour features different homes each year, and visitors can tour them at their own pace. Get a glimpse of past tours on the Oakwood Facebook page and by visiting www.historicoakwood.org.

 

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