Holiday Home Tours: Get a peek inside some of Intown’s most beautifully decorated residences

Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes

If you’re looking for decorating inspiration or just like the idea of wandering through some beautifully decked out homes, Intown has an array of tours on tap this month.

Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes
The annual tour is marking its 25th anniversary on Dec. 7-8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are eight homes on this year’s tour including Craftsman Bungalows, Tudor, Farmhouse and modern homes in the neighborhood. There will also be a community history pop-up at Brickworks Gallery. On both days of the tour, there will be food tastings noon to 4 p.m. from local restaurants including Alon’s Bakery, Atkins Park, bar.bacoa, DBA Barbecue, El Taco, Murphy’s, Marlow’s Tavern, New Realm Brewing, San Francisco Coffee and many more. For tickets and information, visit

Peachtree Garden Club Christmas Home Tour
The 2019 tour will feature distinctive Buckhead homes dressed in holiday finery on Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $35 at

Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes

Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes
The 39th annual Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. each day on Dec. 14 – 15. This year’s tour includes a Winter Wonderland at. St. Paul’s UMC featuring entertainment and photos with Santa, a Children’s Christmas Pageant, Candlelight Concert, artist market and more. Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 after Dec. 13). There are also combo tickets available for a special tour of Oakland Cemetery ($50) at

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays
The home tour began in mid-November and continues through Dec. 8, benefitting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This year’s show house, located at 4825 Woodvale Drive in Sandy Springs, is a 1950s-era Saltbox that sits on 4-acres of forested land with a long driveway. The 5,500 square foot home has new additions with limestone foundations, wood lap siding and glass enclosed sculptural staircase. The home is open for tours Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $35. For more information, visit

Avondale Estates Tour of Homes & Holiday Market
The Avondale Estates Tour of Homes and Holiday Market will be held on Dec. 15 from 3 to 8 p.m. The 27th annual tour includes an English cottage built in 1926, a recently renovated 1947 ranch, two 1950s bungalows and the Avondale Baptist Church. For more information, visit

Atlanta History Center

Atlanta History Center’s Candlelight Nights
The Buckhead campus is hosting its annual Candlelight Nights on Dec. 13 and 20 this year with opportunities to tour the opulent Swann House, Smith Family Farm and the Wood Family Cabin. There will also be a holiday market, visits with Santa Claus, stories, food and drink. For more details, visit


Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley is the editor of Atlanta Intown.