Holiday in the Pines Tour of Homes is the major fundraising event for AAUW Tyler. The program is in it’s 42nd year and is going strong. The holiday home tour is held the first Saturday in December and features area homes, decked out for the Christmas holidays in various themes. Members of AAUW Tyler volunteer to docent the homes, greeting the public and discussing the home and the AAUW organization. Local florists often donate floral arrangements to highlight the home’s décor.
The Holiday in the Pines Tour of Homes is designed to provide a bit of something for everyone, but most of all to give the visitors a unique and fun holiday experience. Proceeds from the tour go to fund AAUW Tyler scholarships to women graduating from area high schools, Tyler Junior College, UT Tyler, and Texas College. Proceeds also fund other AAUW local and national efforts, including Expanding Your Horizons.
2012 Season Holiday Home Previews*:
1. Home of Beverly and Dave Bugay – 3100 Lakepine Circle – Part of the 1993 Parade of Homes, The Bugay’s house will showcase decor by French Peas flower shop. Expect a beautiful display of Department 56 Villages, the Dickens Village and several Alpine Village pieces. The entryway welcomes you with a lighted church and nativity scene and possibly most unique decor of the home? Mrs. Bugay owns the entire Department 56 Disney Collection, so you can see Mickey Mouse and all his friends in full Christmas mode throughout the home.
2. Home of Jenny Clark & Greg Ortiz – 5513 Westchester Drive – An eclectic mix of antiques and Asian artifacts welcome you to this home with decor by The Gipson Girl. Modern art and Asian accents mingle together in this beautiful home to create a unique Christmas feel. A towering christmas tree in shades of teal and orange and beautiful wreaths are placed throughout the home. Also, enjoy the collection of souvenir “Around the World” dolls given to Jenny by her parents and their friends when traveling abroad.
3. Home of Nancy Clark – 4321 Madera Drive – This beautiful patio home is will showcase decor by The Gipson Girl. Decorated in traditional Christmas style, you’ll enjoy shades of red and green throughout. Don’t miss the collection of Santas and the vintage elves hiding among the limbs of the Christmas tree. The landscaped backyard and patio is perfect for guests to share hot cider and cookies for the holiday.
4. Home of Jim and Jean O’Toole – 7014 Walden Drive – Gold, green and red accents are found throughout this gorgeous home in Hollytree. The O’Toole’s love bold colors, so you will be dazzled as you tour this lovely home with Chinese accents and decor provided by Red Barn Flowers Gifts and Home Accessories.
*All homes on the Holiday Home Tour are located in Tyler, Texas.
For more information, please contact Jeanne Henderson.
Tickets are $12. To purchase your ticket, please click the following button:
(Print the confirmation page as your ticket to the tour)