Grant Park welcomes you to the 36th Annual Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes. Don’t miss one of Atlanta’s best and most eclectic holiday home tours! The Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016 and Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 6:00 – 10:00 PM.
Buy your tickets now! Advance tickets for the 2016 Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes are $20 each through Friday, December 9th. Ticket prices increase to $25 each beginning Saturday, December 10th.
One of the most eagerly anticipated events of the holiday season in Atlanta, Historic Grant Park’s Candlelight Tour of Homes first began in 1980 as a benefit for a pioneering community daycare center. Over the years, the tour has grown and evolved into a fundraiser for three cherished community organizations: St. Paul United Methodist Church, the Grant Park Cooperative Preschool, and the Grant Park Parent’s Network.
The Candlelight Tour traditionally takes place on the second weekend in December, and provides an intimate and charming way to experience both the past and present of the historic Grant Park neighborhood. And you’ll soon realize that “Candlelight Tour” isn’t just a slogan, as you’ll be enchanted by the warm glow of candles and holiday lights at every stop.
There is hardly a more delightful way to experience the Grant Park neighborhood, which was founded by Col. Lemuel P.Grant in 1885, and consists largely of original Victorian, Queen Anne and Craftsman homes that were constructed between 1885-1910.
The Grant Park story is one of urban decay and renewal, as the neighborhood suffered catastrophic decline after the construction of I-20 in the early 1960’s, which required the demolition of over 300 homes and businesses and divided the neighborhood North and South.
In 2000, the Grant Park neighborhood became Atlanta’s largest Historic District, bringing additional zoning protections, incentives for historically sensitive renovations, and the requirement that new construction conform to the character of the old neighborhood.
Grant Park today is a vibrant and diverse neighborhood with a mixture of long-time and new residents of every background. Come join us as we celebrate the holidays in Grant Park style!
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