Historic Boston-Edison Association
Annual Holiday Home Tour & VIP Twilight Tour

The Annual Holiday Home Tour and VIP Twilight Tour are premiere local events, and the Historic Boston-Edison Association's main fundraising avenue. Ticket sales for these events are online only, with sales opening in mid-November. Watch this page for more details as the Tour nears!


Boston-Edison's Annual Holiday Home Tour is scheduled every year in the month of December, two Sundays before Christmas.

Sunday's Holiday Home Tour feature 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 typically begin at the Sacred Heart 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. Tour guests receive a commemorative program with histories and photographs of the five homes.

Our VIP Twilight Tour is scheduled in December, two Saturdays before Christmas.

Only 150 tickets are sold for this intimate tour that promises to fill guests with holiday cheer. The Twilight Tour includes a buffet dinner and a luxury motor coach tour. Our Neighborhood Guides will not only walk guests through the homes on tour, but will also share stories of other significant homes in the neighborhood while guests enjoy the warmth of a chartered bus. This special evening features an inside tour of all five homes that are on Sunday's tour and ends with a wine and dessert reception hosted inside of a sixth home! You will not want to miss this! 

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Postponement: Weather has forced postponement of the Home Tour only once in our 30-year 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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