Hot Holiday Homes Tour Returns: Six homes, dozens of designers, hundreds of ticket holders and thousands of Christmas ornaments


As sure as the holiday season arrives, so does the Kelowna Christmas classic – Hot Holiday Homes.  This self-guided tour of decorated homes returns Saturday, November 15th from 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm.



Hot Holiday Homes features six privately owned homes that have been decorated by proud homeowners and talented designers exclusively for this self-guided holiday tour. This year, many homeowners have taken the decorating reins themselves leveraging their own collections of décor and ‘insider’ knowledge of their homes to bring out the seasonal spirit, while others have embraced the opportunity to work with professional designers who bring a trained fresh eye to the project.


The décor teams from Expressions, Fresh Approach, Lemon Garden Design, JANUS Design, along with décor from Urban Barn, Target, Rona, Beachcomber, Bylands, Art Knapp and others have created beautiful homes to help you discover your own festive style.


The homes on the tour include:


•          A newly renovated, beach-theme-inspired home with soft blue and green colours and driftwood accessories bringing Christmas to the shores of Lake Okanagan.


•          Constructed in 2009, this two-time Tommie Award winning home is a large three-story Tuscan with an amazing 180-degree view of Kelowna, Lake Okanagan and neighbouring vineyards.  The homeowner      keeps the interior design simple and clean with refurbished antique furniture.


•          Located in the heart of the Abbott Street Heritage Conservation Area, this small home has been lovingly restored to its 1939 roots capturing the elegance and charm of the era.


•          An award-winning 1930 heritage home decorated by the homeowner and her daughter features a staggering twenty-five trees many filled with re-imagined salvaged items.


•          An early 1950’s character home that has retained may of its original features filled with revived, re-used and recycled antiques and special finds.


•          Perched above the hills of Kelowna, this gorgeous 5500 square foot home fuses Old World elegance with state of the art conveniences.


The holiday spirit will be throughout these amazing homes with entertainment, food & beverage samplings, along with artists and artisans with seasonal products for sale.


Organizers have adjusted the tour schedule for Hot Holiday Homes this year making the tour one day only, Saturday, November 15, but opening the doors at 1:00 pm to allow guests to start earlier, stop for a late lunch or early dinner and continue their tour, or to tour more comfortably in daylight hours.  As always ticket holders are welcome to tour the homes in any order that they wish.


Tickets are available for $42 before November 1 and $47 after at Art Knapp, Bylands, Expressions, Green & Bear It, and Rick’s Garden World or online at  Groups can save 10% on 10 or more tickets.  Ticket holders also receive exclusive discounts at participating shops & restaurants.


You can learn more about Hot Holiday Homes at or follow them on twitterfacebook and pinterest at @hotholidayhomes


Feature pic from Hot Holiday Homes Facebook page.



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