December 17th, 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the Candlelight Home Tour. For thirty years residents have opened their homes to showcase beautiful Old Northwood, founded in 1924 during the Florida Land Boom. The neighborhood boasts a diverse architectural history, including homes in the Mediterranean Revival Style, Bungalow Craftsman, American Foursquare, and Spanish Mission Style made famous by Addison Mizner.
This year’s tour will feature 12 homes and have tastings from several local restaurants. Humberto Lazo will again cater the very popular VIP party, which will feature extensive hors d’oeuvres, libations and have live music. Vendor booths will line the street near the music and ticket sales area so visitors can shop for pre-Christmas gifts. The VIP party will start at 3:30 and the homes will open their doors from 5-9pm. VIPs will have the ability to jump the lines at each home.
A special addition to this year’s event will be the Historian’s Tour. They are selling a limited number of tickets for a trolley tour through the neighborhood guided by a local historian. Important homes and architectural features will be pointed out and, of course, there will be colorful stories!
- VIP party check-in will be from 3:30-5PM. Homes open at 5PM
- General admission check in begins at 4:40PM
- Vendors will be open at 3PM
- Drop off any un-wrapped toys at check in
- Check in is located at 3510 Spruce Ave, WPB, FL 33407
This year in conjuction with the WPB Poice department and the WPB Fire Department they will be having a Toy Drive- collecting un-wrapped toys, gift cards and cash. For those that would like to participate, the local Police and Firedepartment will collect gifts at check-in.
Purchase tickets here.