If you are interested in having your home on the 2013 tour, please contact email@example.com.
Annual Holiday Tour of Homes
The Junior Service League of Woodstock Holiday Tour of Homes first began in 1997. Since its inception, the tour has raised over $330,000, allowing the JSL to invest in the lives of needy citizens of Cherokee County. The Holiday Tour of Homes features exquisite homes in Woodstock and Canton that are professionally decorated for the holidays by local designers. Each home has unique features that make it distinctive. Visitors will be able to get numerous holiday decorating ideas to make their own homes more festive for the holiday season. Each year we showcase two homes on a candlelight evening tour. The Holiday Tour of Homes is held the second weekend in November.
We are always looking for homes in the Woodstock and Canton area, as well as designers to showcase during the tour. If you or someone you know would like to help us raise money for our Cherokee County charities by featuring a home, designing a home or sponsoring the Tour, please contact us via email or by phone:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many people will see my ad in the Tour ticket book?
We typically sell between 1,500 and 2,000 tickets.
How is the Holiday Tour of Homes advertised?
The JSL’s Public Relations committee will reach out to local news outlets including the Around About magazines (Towne Lake, Woodstock, Sixes, Canton), Cherokee Life, The Cherokee Tribune, Cherokee Ledger, Points North, Cherokee Connection, My Community Monthly and neighborhood newsletters, as well as WXIA, WSB, FOX and WAGA TV.
What is the Preview Party?
On the night before the Tour, JSL members and Tour sponsors join to celebrate and kick off the Tour with drinks, heavy hors d’oevres and a special sneak preview into one of the Tour’s festively decorated homes. If your sponsorship level is Silver or higher, you will receive an invitation to attend the Preview Party and bring a guest.
Is my sponsorship commitment tax deductible?
Yes. The Junior Service League of Woodstock is a 501c(3) non-profit, and your sponsorship fee therefore qualifies as a charitable donation.
Where do my sponsorship dollars go?
Sponsorship proceeds from the past have been donated to: A Day at Reinhardt, Anna Crawford Children’s Center, Boys and Girls Club of Cherokee County, Cherokee County Emergency Shelter, Cherokee Family Violence Center, Cherokee FOCUS, Challenger Baseball, Christmas Joy, Habitat for Humanity, Hillside Christmas Angels, The Hope Center, Kaleidoscope, Parent to Parent, Rainbows and Turnaround Ministries.
In 2011, $17,000 went to: MUST Ministries, BEATS, Georgia Canines for Independence, Meals on Wheels, Goshen Valley Boys Ranch, CASA, Hillside Christmas Angels, Never Alone and Papa's Pantry.
In 2012, $15,000 went to: Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, Inc., Georgia Canines for Independence, Bethesda Community Clinic and Timothy's Cupboard.
When and how do I sign up to be a sponsor for this year’s Tour? The deadline for sponsorship commitments and ad artwork is T.B.D. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Is photography allowed in the homes? No cameras or video equipment allowed.
Do children need a ticket for the Tour? All children over the age of 2 must have a ticket. Also, no baby carriers or strollers are allowed inside the homes.
Where does the Tour start? There is not a designated start. You may start the Tour at any of the homes and may spread out your visit over both days.
Where can I purchase a ticket? Online, through a JSL member, at a local business (businesses T.B.D) and at any of the homes on the Tour.
Can I volunteer my time even if I'm not in the Junior Service League? Absolutely! The league is always looking for help during the Tour. E-mail email@example.com for additional information on volunteering.