[St. Petersburg, Fla. ~ November 14, 2012] On Saturday, December 15, 2012, eight homes with rooms decorated for the holidays, will open their doors to visitors for a HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES. All proceeds from ticket sales, $15 in advance, will benefit The Florida Orchestra.
The one-day event, co-chaired by Florida Orchestra Guild, St. Petersburg, president Sheila Tempelmann and Guild member Maritza Smith, will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Four of the homes are on Snell Isle in St. Petersburg, and four are in Gulfport at Pasadena Yacht and Country Club. One of the homes was built as a “green” home and aspects of its energy-efficient design will be featured. In all homes, only rooms decorated for the holidays will be included on the tour.
Tickets may be purchased in advance for $15 each at the Guild table in the Mahaffey Theatre lobby before Florida Orchestra concerts in November and December. They may also be ordered by sending checks, made payable to Florida Orchestra Guild, St. Petersburg, Inc., to Lorraine Danna, 779 Ponce De Leon Drive, Tierra Verde, FL 33715. On the day of the tour, tickets will be available at the door of the homes for $20. For information on an address where you may buy a ticket the day of the event, call 727-344-7575, 727-864-1338, 727-550-0096 before December 15.
Only checks or cash are accepted in advance and on December 15 at the door.
The Guild plans to have a boutique at one of the Gulfport homes, for purchasing last minute gifts. Additionally, a silent auction for a 7-foot fully decorated designer Christmas tree valued at over $1,000 will take place at another of the homes on tour. Habana Café, 5402 Gulfport Boulevard South, near the four homes on tour in Gulfport, will offer 10% discounts on lunch on tour day.