Tweeds Sounds of the Season

18th Annual Holiday Home Tour

Sat. Dec. 3rd and Sun. Dec. 4th, 2016

The Tweeds Sounds of the Season Holiday Home Tour features a unique array of beautifully decorated homes, historic cabins, and a favorite bed-and-breakfast, complete with live musical entertainment.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Woodland Park, CO – October 1, 2016 – The 18th Annual Holiday Home Tour “Sounds of the Season” graciously underwritten by Tweeds, will take place in Teller County on Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th from 10am to 5pm each day.

The 2016 Tour features a unique array of beautifully decorated homes located within the Woodland Park area, a walk through History Park, and a lovely B&B. The festivities also include live musical entertainment featuring choirs, a harpist, soloists and large ensemble groups. For your shopping pleasure, there will be an Artisan Boutique at the Hospitality House.

“Every year the Tour inspires visitors to ‘oh’ and ‘ah’ at the decorations, and is the creative motivator for many to gather their decorating ideas,” says Karolyn Smith, Tour Director. In addition, each location will share a collectible recipe card for a delicious holiday treat that is significant to each home and participant.

“The venues on our Tour this year are as beautiful and welcoming as the home-owners themselves.  There are charming cabins to celebrate our City’s 125 years of incorporation, lovely custom-appointed homes and a gorgeous inn that celebrates the true meaning of hospitality,” said Karolyn Smith. “This Tour would not be possible without all of our gracious residents who are willing to open their homes and businesses, the volunteers who help decorate and host in each location, the generous gift of home-baked goodies  the Hospitality House, and of course, the generous financial donations from our many supporters throughout the community.”

Feedback from last year’s Tour included comments like “We come to the Tour every year, and every year our expectations pale in comparison to the experience your group delivers.”; “My friends and I love this event for the Christmas spirit it brings, and the music is just the icing on the cake.”; and “How will you top this next year?”.

Guests of the Tour are invited to begin their Tour experience at the Holiday Hospitality House, located in the Keller Williams Clients Choice Realty office, at 107 Sundial Drive, on the lower level.  Tour guests can shop at the Artisan Boutique for souvenirs and Christmas gifts, in addition to enjoying homemade cookies and treats provided by our wonderful volunteers.

The event underwriting sponsor this year is Tweeds Fine Furnishings of Woodland Park. Other key sponsors of the 2016 event include:

and many other businesses and citizens of the greater Teller County area.

Tickets may be purchased at Tweeds Fine Furnishings in Woodland Park, starting on November 8 or online via PayPal at www.wphht.com. Ticket prices are $15 each or two for $25 if purchased in advance, $17 each the day of the event and children/students (K-12) are $5 each. Tickets purchased through PayPal will be available for pickup at the Hospitality House on the day of the event.

Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit three local non-profits: The Ute Pass Historical Society, The Clothes Closet & Food Pantry Ministries at Living Stream Church, and The Friends of the Rampart Library District.

Further details about the event including sponsorship opportunities, maps, ticket outlets, marketplace vendors and more may be found at www.wphht.com or by calling 719-687-1115.

ATTENTION MEDIA OUTLETS— A special preview and media night for this year’s event, hosted by Tweeds Fine Furnishings and the Holiday Home Tour Committee, will take place from 5–7pm on Friday, November 18th at Tweeds Fine Furnishings, 240 E. Highway 24 in Woodland Park. Homeowners, sponsors and representatives from each organization will be on hand. Appetizers, sweets, coffee and wine will be offered.