Dunedin Youth Guild’s Holiday Tour of Homes


What if a little holiday cheer could help build playgrounds and send kids to college?  Thanks to the Dunedin Youth Guild, it can.  The Dunedin Youth Guild awards over $30,000 in grants and scholarships annually, and a lot of this money comes from their annual Holiday Tour of Homes.

Every year, on the first Saturday of December, a select few Dunedin residents open their homes to the general public so we may admire their holiday decorations.  With the purchase of a $20 ticket you can tour beautiful homes throughout Dunedin and enjoy afternoon tea in the Our Lady of Lourdes School Cafeteria.

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I have been a spectator at this event in the past, but this year I came as a photographer.  Camera in hand, I managed to visit four private homes, First United Methodist church, and the Dunedin Fine Art Center; all were participants in this year’s Holiday Tour of Homes.

The homes were beautiful and festive, and I should have counted all the Christmas trees.  They were everywhere.  Here’s a sampling of them:

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But this event is about a lot more than just Christmas trees.  It’s also about Christmas table settings, reindeer, Santa, and nutcrackers.

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Most importantly, the Dunedin Youth Guild’s Holiday Tour of Homes is about ensuring that the youth of Dunedin get the best education possible for years to come.

 

 

 

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