Although pine boughs and frosted window panes are far from the minds of most Old Louisville residents, busy elves have already begun preparations for the 32nd Annual Old Louisville Holiday House Tour on December 6th & 7th. Sponsored by Don Driskell and Catalyst Realty, the Old Louisville Holiday House Tour is one of the city’s premier winter events attracting thousands of old-home aficionados to the streets of America’s grandest Victorian neighborhood. To spread an early bit of yuletide cheer in the middle of the summer, Santa’s helpers have planned a special Christmas in July Ticket Sale!
Old Louisville Holiday House Tour $25 tickets will be offered at a special
discounted price of just $15 for two days only. The Christmas in July Ticket
Sale will take place on July 12th & 13th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm during the
Everyone who buys a Holiday House Tour ticket at the Garden Tour will be entered into a prize drawing for a spectacular Old Louisville weekend-getaway gift basket valued at well over $1,000. The prize package includes two passes to the 3rd Annual Spirit Ball in October, tickets to the 5th Annual Victorian Ghost Walk, and dinner for two at Amici’, Old Louisville’s favorite Italian restaurant. The highlight of the basket will be a two-night stay at one of Herb and Gayle Warren’s award-winning bed and breakfast establishments. Other goodies include Michael Breeding’s Victorian Mansions of Old Louisville DVD, autographed copies of Ghosts of Old Louisville and Phantoms of Old Louisville, gift cards by Mark and Claudette Rego, and a selection of Happy Balls!, the official candy of Old Louisville. Second and Third Place Prizes will be given away as well.
to Diane Kleier and Joan Stewart, co-chairs of the Old Louisville Holiday House
Tour, winter pixies plan on making 2008’s festivities even more memorable than
last year’s. Patrons will enjoy various events designed to grow the celebration
into a memorable Victorian holiday festival. “We’re continuing the competition
for exterior entrance decorations with city floral designers showcasing their
talents,” says Kleier. “And as always, the beautiful 1895 Conrad-Caldwell House
to seven lovingly decorated homes in the heart of Old
On December 6th & 7th from noon until 6:00 pm, fans of historic architecture, Victoriana, and beautiful Christmas decorations can share the opulence of magnificent mansions and quaint town homes that are normally off limits to the general public.