As we head into the busy holiday season, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from many holiday events and attractions to attend.
We would like to invite you to participate in the 2017 Holiday Home Tour, which is being put on by Newmarket’s Pickering College. Get in the holiday spirit by visiting five homes decorated in holiday splendour in the Aurora, Newmarket, and Sharon areas.
About the Pickering College Holiday Home Tour
Since its inception in 2005, the Pickering College Holiday Home Tour has grown substantially, attracting over 13,000 guests from across the province. Proceeds from this unique fundraiser, which is presented by Buckley Insurance, go towards supporting local charities and the school’s programs.
This self-directed tour will be open to 1,000 ticket holders on Friday, November 17th (5 pm-9:30 pm) and Saturday, November 18th (10 am-4 pm). Each of the five homes on the tour will be decorated with a unique holiday theme by a collaborative team of the finest decorators, designers, and florists in York Region.
The Holiday Home Tour will also include a Seasonal Boutique at Pickering College on the 18th from 10 am-5 pm. The Seasonal Boutique will feature over 40 vendors with unique gift ideas for holiday shoppers and is open to the public free of charge. An addition to this year’s Holiday Home Tour is a concert series at the historic Sharon Temple.
Charities and organizations supported by the Holiday Home Tour
Here are some of the charities and organizations that have been supported by the Holiday Home Tour over the years:
- Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
- Maternal Child Program at Southlake Regional Health Centre
- Literacy Council York Simcoe
- Women’s Centre of York Region
- Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity
- Pediatric Oncology Clinic at Southlake Regional Health Centre
- Habitat for Humanity
The 2017 Pickering College Holiday Home Tour will be donating a portion of the proceeds to Doane House Hospice. This non-profit organization is “dedicated to enhancing quality of life through the provision of non-medical support for those affected by or caring for an individual with a life-threatening illness, as well as bereavement support”.
Over 150 businesses support the Holiday Home Tour
Organized Interiors is proud to be one of more than 150 businesses and organizations supporting the Pickering College Holiday Home Tour through sponsorship, advertising, or donation. Here are some of this year’s other sponsors:
- ADM Design Inc.
- Arcadia Academy of Music
- Astilbe Floral Boutique
- Atec Signs
- Aurora Toyota
- Black Forest Garden Centre and Nurseries
- Creekside Family Dental
- Foch Family Landscape Design Services
- Foch Family Real Estate Services
- The Fab Flora
- Foxglove Design
- Grand Entrance Design
- Luda Flower Salon
- McAlpine Ford
- Mercedes-Benz Newmarket
- New Roots Garden Centre
- Organized Interiors
- Pathways to Perennials
- Peridot Floral Co.
- Prep Academy Tutors of Aurora
- RE/MAX Hallmark York Group Realty Ltd.
- RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc.
- Royal Lepage
- Sweet Stems Floral Designs
Over 200 volunteers also take part in the tour each year. In past years, this collaborative effort has resulted in unique and memorable experiences for guests of the tour and the 2017 Holiday Home Tour promises to be even more exciting.
About Pickering College
Pickering College is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. It was founded in 1842 as a Quaker school and has been at its current location in Newmarket since 1909.
All aspects of the school celebrate diversity, which is reflected in both the school’s Global Leadership Program and their commitment to a co-educational environment. The school states that their “unique approach includes educating and developing the ‘whole child’ through a focus on academic excellence, co-curricular distinction, character, and leadership development”.
Get your Pickering College Holiday Home Tour Tickets now
There are only 1,000 tickets available for the Pickering College Holiday Home Tour available, so don’t hesitate to reserve yours right now.
Support some worthy causes by soaking up the holiday spirit at the tour’s magnificently decorated homes and Seasonal Boutique. See you there!