The Ridgefield Holiday House Tour is Friday, December 1, from 9 am to 3 pm.
Seven fabulous Ridgefield homes will be decorated for the season and waiting for holiday visitors.
Tickets can also be bought at local retailers, Bella Home and Squash’s, beginning November 1
or can be purchased the day of the event ($70) only at:
Lounsbury House/Ridgefield Community Center
316 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Can’t make the event please consider making a donation!
We need volunteers to help! Contact Kecia Muller email@example.com directly if you can help.
The Holiday House Tour is a biennial event to support capital projects for Tiger Hollow Stadium, a premier athletic stadium which supports both school and community events.
A Special Thanks To Our Sponsors
Tiger Hollow needs your help!
Every 2 years Tiger Hollow hosts a Ridgefield Holiday House Tour on the first Friday in December that raises funds to help with the maintenance and improvements of Tiger Hollow. Many of you may not know that Tiger Hollow is privately funded and relies on this event as their main fundraiser. After 6+years, the committee of eight will be retiring and we are looking for members of the community to carry on this wonderful tradition in 2019. Please go to the website Tigerhollow.com for more information on the various jobs on the committee and contact John Pavain at John@pavain.com.
Thank you for considering!! You won’t regret it!
Oversees the committee, maintains contact with homeowners coordinating visits and write ups; coordinates with Lounsbury House (obtaining tour contract and breakfast details); works with sponsors like Ridgefield Magazine and The Ridgefield Press to organize the advertising effort, approach local businesses for sponsorships, and finalizes all details of the day of the tour. Attend Downtown Stroll Committee meetings and coordinates with the Stroll committee to arrange for gift certificates/raffle from the Members of Downtown. Responsible for checking Tiger Hollow mailbox for sponsor’s checks and depositing them. Check-in on tour day.
Responsible for planning, organizing and recruiting the House Tour volunteers. Work closely with home owners to determine house flow and event day plan. Meet with the Ridgefield Police Department regarding event traffic.
Recruits homes and homeowners for the tour, often getting ideas at the end of the current tour where some homeowners get excited about the prospects of showcasing their homes on the holiday tour. Acts as liaison between homeowners and committee and generally previews homes with committee and the writer.
Responsible for obtaining sponsorships for the event (HS and youth sports teams & local businesses). Responsibilities also include the designing and printing of lanyard tickets, sponsorship posters, lawn signs, and home write-ups. Check-in on tour day.
Responsible for designing and printing tickets and flyers; hanging flyers throughout town; working with Squash’s, Bella Home and Tiger Hollow online system coordinator for tickets sales; reconciling all ticket sales; check-in on tour day.
Responsible for coordinating food donations from local restaurants/delis for the morning plus the pick up of donated items. Setup and cleanup of Lounsbury House for the early morning breakfast including making coffee/tea and decorating. Coordinating volunteers to assist at the house. Shopping ahead for breakfast supplies including paper goods, tablecloths, platters, utensils, coffee, cream, etc.
Promote/Advertise/Market Holiday House Tour; Maintain established social media accounts and grow audience; Create/update on print and digital ads; Write/edit and submit articles/ads to print and online media sources; Work with online digital source to create a day-of event source for home descriptions, maps and driving instructions; Answer online questions
House Write-up Volunteer
This volunteer visits each of the houses on the tour ahead of time to meet with the homeowner, tour the home and gather any pertinent and interesting information on the house, furniture, artwork, decorations and family holiday traditions. This research is then drafted into an article, or “write-up”, as an informational piece for tour attendees. The house visits generally occur during the month of October and are best done with the Volunteer Coordinator.
If interested, please contact John Pavain at John@pavain.com.