44th Annual Holiday Home Tour &
Red carpet affair at the motown mansion

The Annual Holiday Home Tour and Preview Party 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 Annual Holiday Home Tour

The 44th Annual 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 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.

Tickets for this event are $45 each.

Preview Party | Red Carpet Affair at the Motown Mansion

The Red Carpet Affair at the Motown Mansion is scheduled for Saturday, December 8, 2018. This event features four of the homes on Sunday’s tour, a strolling dinner, premium entertainment and dancing, swag bag, and a tour of the exclusive Motown Mansion which will not be featured on Sunday’s tour.

There are 3 ticket levels for this event:

The Whole Red Carpet - $225
  • All items in $150 ticket
  • Open Bar and Signature Red Carpet Affair Cocktail
  • Home Tour including Motown Mansion (will not be included in Sunday’s tour) and 4 Other Homes
  • After Glow which includes:
    • Desserts 
    • Premium Entertainment
    • Dancing
    • Exclusive Swag Bag curated by John Varvatos including a gift from CURiO
Dinner and a Tour - $150
  • Valet Parking
  • Strolling Dinner
  • Home Tour including Motown Mansion
  • Swag Bag
After Glow - $100
  • Valet Parking
  • Desserts 
  • Premium Entertainment
  • Dancing

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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.

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