The Annual Holiday Home Tour and Preview Party are premiere local events, and the Historic Boston-Edison Association's main fundraising avenue. The 44th Annual Holiday Home Tour and Red Carpet Affair at the Motown Mansion Preview Party are now in the history books. Thank you to our sponsors, guests, and volunteers for making these events such a success!
Mark Your Calendars! The 45th Annual Holiday Home Tour will be December 15, 2019. Ticket sales for these events are online only, with sales opening mid-November 2019. Be sure to mark your calendars as tickets have sold out in less than a day over the past several years. Watch this page for more details as the Tour nears!
The doors of the Motown Mansion will open for the Historic Boston-Edison's Holiday Home Tour "Red Carpet Affair" Preview Party! This elegant night includes complimentary valet service, tour of the Motown Mansion (which will not be on the Sunday Holiday Home Tour) and motor coach tours to 4 additional beautiful Boston-Edison homes ($225 and $150 ticket levels only), an elegant dinner catered by Bacco Ristorante, open bar (including a signature cocktail), live entertainment from "313: The Live Experience" and DJ, a signature cocktail and swag bag gifts. The iconic poolhouse will be open, including the bowling alley for use--all to make this a night to remember!
Attire: Festive cocktail wear (no jeans or casual wear)
$225 per person - limited to 75 guests, arrival at 5:00 pm. This ticket level includes tours of the Motown Mansion and motor coach tour to 4 additional homes, elegant dinner provided by Bacco Ristorante, open bar with signature cocktail, dessert afterglow, dancing to live entertainment by "313: The Live Experience" in the Poolhouse and DJ in the Ballroom, and premium swag bag including a fragrance gift from the CURiO brand of products and gifts from Saks Fifth Avenue.
$150 per person - limited to 75 guests, arrival at 5:00 pm. This ticket level includes tours of the Motown Mansion and motor coach tour to 4 additional homes, elegant dinner provided by Bacco Ristorante, open bar with signature cocktail and an upscale swag bag including a fragrance gift from the CURiO brand of products. Note: this ticket level does not include the dessert afterglow.
$100 per person, arrival at 9:00 pm. This ticket level provides access to the dessert afterglow, dancing to live entertainment by "313: The Live Experience" in the Poolhouse and DJ in the Ballroom. Note: this ticket level does not include dinner or home tours.
The 44th Annual Boston-Edison Holiday Home Tour is scheduled for Sunday, December 9, 2018. 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.
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 9:40 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The tour generally lasts about two hours. Following the tour, complimentary refreshments are served at the
Seminary alongside our Holiday Artist Market where you can check off all of
your holiday shopping. Guests receive a commemorative program with histories
and photographs of the five homes.
Tickets for this event are $45.
44th Annual Holiday Home Tour & Preview Party Sponsors
Preview Party Dinner Sponsor - $1500
Brickworks Property Restoration
Preview Party Sweets Sponsor - $1500
Preview Party Sips Sponsor - $750
Max Broock Realtors - Kenan Bakirci
Preview Party Valet Sponsor - $750
Small Business Bus Sponsor - $150
Little High Flyers
Priscilla Franklin Signature Occasions
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.