Another Year Complete!

The Historic Boston-Edison Association was proud to host the 45th Anniversary of our Holiday Home Tours.  To mark this milestone occasion, Boston-Edison had three days of holiday events during the weekend of December 13 – 15.  On Friday, December 13, the neighborhood presented the “Sapphire Anniversary Gala” an upscale progressive dinner through two beautiful homes and ending at a “surprise” location.  On Saturday, December 14, there was a first-ever free Holiday Community event,  “A Holiday Serenade: Voices Rising in Boston-Edison.” Families were invited to join Boston-Edison neighbors in an evening of singing throughout the Boston-Edison neighborhood, culminating with a party at the iconic Motown Mansion poolhouse.  On Sunday, December 15, the 45th Holiday Home Tour showcased five beautiful homes decorated for the holidays. 

2019 Commemorative Program

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A special thank you to our 2019 major sponsors:

Dwight & Felecia Pryor


Sherryl D. Hinton, MD                                                                                              

Sapphire Anniversary Gala | Friday, December 13, 2019

We will begin our holiday weekend of events with a night to remember! The Sapphire Anniversary Gala will be from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and includes valet parking, a progressive dinner and drinks with live music through two amazing Boston-Edison homes. We will end the night with dinner and dancing (and more live music!) at a very special "surprise" location! There will be shuttles between all of the sites; no walking is required. Cocktail attire, please.  Tickets are limited with pricing as follows:

  • $240 | Includes exclusive access to a ticket to the 45th Annual Holiday Home Tour on December 15th
  • $200 | Sapphire Gala only

The Historic Boston-Edison Association (HBEA) announces that a portion of the proceeds from 'The Sapphire Affair Gala' will be donated to the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. The organization's mission is to create and enhance educational opportunities for Detroit Public Schools Community District students. The Foundation's funding priorities are Literacy and Early Childhood Education, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math), Career Pathways and providing real-world experiences Beyond the Classroom. HBEA is proud to support the Foundation in its endeavors to improve the lives of children and their families in the City of Detroit. 

A Holiday Serenade: Voices Rising Over Boston-Edison | Saturday, December 14, 2019

Families from the Boston-Edison neighborhood and beyond are invited to spend an evening at the iconic Motown Mansion Poolhouse! We will begin with a rehearsal and then go out to sing songs at various homes around the Boston-Edison. The evening will culminate with a party back at the Motown Mansion pool house from 8 pm to 9 pm.  

This is a FREE event, but capacity is limited and pre-registration is required.

  • Are you a Boston-Edison resident who would like to have the singers come by your home? Sign up here!

45th Annual Boston-Edison Holiday Home Tour | Sunday, December 15, 2019

The 45th Annual Boston-Edison Holiday Home Tour is scheduled for Sunday, December 15, 2019. The tour features five historically significant homes on display, decorated for the holiday season. Visitors will have a chance to view the fine exterior and interior residential architecture of the early 1900s. The tour transports one back to the "Golden Age" of Detroit, when Boston-Edison residents included such familiar names as Henry Ford I, James Couzens, Charles T. Fisher, and S.S. Kresge. Four of this year's homes have never before been featured on our tour!

Sunday's tour is a combination walking and bus tour (walking is minimal). Tours begin at the Sacred Heart Major Seminary, located at the corner of Linwood Avenue and Chicago Boulevard in Detroit. Buses leave every 20 minutes from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The tour generally lasts about two hours. Following the tour, complimentary refreshments are served at the Seminary. Guests receive a commemorative program with histories and photographs of the five homes.


Tickets for this event are $45.

45th Annual Holiday Home Tour Weekend Sponsors

Sapphire Anniversary Gala Sponsor - $5,000

Dwight & Felecia Pryor | BorgWarner Inc.

Sapphire Anniversary Gala Valet Sponsor - $2,000

Vicksburg Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM

Holiday Home Tour House Sponsor - $1,700

Sherryl Hinton Scott, MD | DMC Tenent Physician Group

Sapphire Anniversary Gala Sips Sponsor - $1,000

Brenda Brown | State Farm

Dr. Shauna Diggs | CosmedicDERM

Sapphire Anniversary Gala Afterglow Sweets Sponsor - $1,000

Jorgenson Ford

Fishbones Greektown | London Chop House

In-kind Donations from:

Greg Sikora Design

Events on the Blvd.

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Postponement: Weather has forced postponement of the Home Tour only once in this event's history. However, a make-up date will be planned should weather delay the Tour. All tickets will be honored for the same tour time on that date. In the case of a postponement, HBEA will announce it on our website. 

Refunds: Tickets are non-refundable.


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