12th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes
Manteo Preservation Trust is hosting it’s 12th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes in Manteo on Roanoke Island on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Tour locations will be festively decorated and open for participants to enjoy from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Included on the tour are several of Manteo’s historic island homes. Outer Banks Distilling, home of Kill Devil Rum and located at 510 Budleigh Street, will serve as the check-in point for the tour. Light refreshments will be served there and tour participants will have the added benefit of touring the distillery and seeing the before and after photos of this historic building. Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased the day of the tour beginning at 12 p.m. Participants will be given a brochure that includes a map of the tour route. Walking or biking the tour is encouraged so you many enjoy the sidewalks, fresh air and the other homes and businesses you will see along your way. Brian Brockway of Manteo Cyclery will be donating bikes again this year, for tour participants to borrow. Bikes are available on a first come, first serve basis.
This year MPT will also hold a fundraising raffle for an original watercolor painting by local artist George Cheeseman. The painting is titled “Christmas Sunset; Downtown Manteo” and is a 18″ by 24″ watercolor that is matted and framed. Raffle tickets are $10 each and can be purchased prior to the tour. Drawing will be held December 7, 2016 at 6 p.m. Winner does not need to be present to win, but will need to make arrangements to pick up the art. To PURCHASE A RAFFLE TICKET prior to the Holiday Tour of Homes, please call 252-473-7336. Holiday Tour of Home tour tickets are not available for purchase prior to December 3rd.
Manteo Preservation Trust sponsors the tour to encourage the public’s understanding and appreciation of the historic heritage of Manteo and Roanoke Island, both architecturally and culturally. Holiday Tour of Homes is one of the highlights of a festive weekend of events in Manteo including the Town’s holiday pageant and tree lighting on Friday evening beginning at 5:45 p.m., the Christmas parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Winter Lights at the Elizabethan Gardens on the north end of the island. Come early, shop, dine and bring in your holiday season Roanoke Island style.
Here are a few notes of interest:
Join us at Outer Banks Distilling at any time during the tour for holiday refreshments.
A commemorative ornament will be on sale at Outer Banks Distilling.
Please do not start the tour until 1 p.m.
We ask that you do not bring any food or drink into the homes. And, please, no strollers.