The 2018 Holiday Tour of Homes is right around the corner. Our Tour Director and Team Leads have been busy, actively planning this year's tour--we expect it will be the best ever. Regular price tickets are $30, but during October, you can get $5 off--purchase early. If you want more information, feel free to write us at:

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The Sanford Historic Trust is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its annual Holiday Tour of Homes. In honor of this milestone, the Tour of Homes Committee plans to feature several homes that have been on the tour in the past while also adding a few new homes to the lineup. This year’s tour will pay tribute to the pioneers who came to Sanford decades ago and began restoring the city’s historic homes and reinvigorating the community. 

Join us as we showcase Sanford’s historic charm this holiday season. The self-guided walking tour, which serves as one of the first events on the area’s annual holiday calendar, features a mix of local businesses and private homes along Oak Avenue and Park Avenue that are decorated for the holiday season. Some residences will showcase their interiors while others will offer live entertainment and light refreshments from their front porches or backyard gardens. 

These beautiful homes are sure to inspire your holiday decor and get you into a festive mood. While walking from house to house, you will be reminded of celebrations of years past, as holiday music, performed by local musicians, fills the streets of Historic Sanford. As the sun sets, luminaries will guide you along as you sip hot cocoa or apple cider. But this tour is not only about celebrating the past. In addition to visiting several historic neighborhood homes, you will have the opportunity to visit new, hip downtown businesses and make memories at several photo stops along the way. 

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You can start the tour at any tour stop, but must check in first to get wrist bands and a tour guidebook at one of the following locations:

  • Downtown: Historic Sanford Welcome Center
    230 E. 1st Street, Sanford, FL 32771
  • Neighborhood: All Souls Catholic Church
    800 S. Oak Avenue, Sanford FL 32771

The Holiday tour of homes is a walking tour. Wear comfortable shoes, no high heels, please (they are not gentle on old wooden floors). This is an adult event. Children in arms under 1 year are welcome, all others must purchase a full price admission ticket. Limited transportation between the downtown and historic homes areas may be available at times, but it's a short walk between the two areas. While the residential historic district changes only slowly over time, the Historic Downtown has experienced a recent growth spurt with many new businesses. We hope you'll make a day of it and enjoy food, shopping, and beverages at our many fine downtown establishments--and we hope you'll return again and again. Many of our Trust members and tour volunteers live in and near downtown Sanford, and we want to share the secret of Sanford with you: it's a great place to live, work, dine, drink, play, be entertained, and visit. Enjoy the Tour!


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