photograph by Emily Chaplin and Chris Council


Union Symphony Holiday Home Tour • Monroe

Get a head start on holiday decor inspiration when you visit festively decorated homes on this biennial tour, which will return in 2019.

Learn more: (704) 283-2525 or


Montford Holiday Tour of Homes • Asheville

Asheville’s most historic neighborhood is filled with eclectic architecture, history, and, during this annual tour, holiday cheer. Proceeds benefit youth programs at Montford Recreation Center and the Montford Music and Arts Festival.

Learn more: (828) 505-8242 or

Christmas by Candlelight • Durham

Costumed interpreters will lead you on a candlelight tour of Duke Homestead, all dressed up for an 1870s Christmas.

Learn more: (919) 627-6990 or

Christmas Candlelight Tour • Edenton

Visit historic homes and buildings decorated for the season, carol in the 1767 courthouse, and take carriage rides throughout the weekend.

Learn more: (252) 482-7800

St. Paul’s Homes Tour and Christmas Bazaar • Greenville

Tour seven beautifully decorated homes, enter a raffle, and take part in a Christmas bazaar during this event.

Learn more: (252) 752-3482 or

Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour • Raleigh

During this holiday tradition, a dozen properties — from grand, 130-year-old Victorian homes to quaint bungalows — will be open to the public.

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Episcopal Day School Candlelight Tour of Homes • Southern Pines

Celebrate the holiday season with a tour of beautifully decorated homes in the Sandhills. Proceeds will support Episcopal Day School.

Learn more: (910) 692-3492 or

Christmas Tour of Homes • Southport

Spend time in several beautifully decorated historic homes during this tour in downtown Southport.

Learn more: (910) 457-7927 or

Christmas Historic Home Tour • Wake Forest

See visions of Christmas past when you tour historic homes decorated for the holiday season. Hosted by the Historic Preservation Commission and the Wake Forest Women’s Club, this biennial event will be held in 2018.

Learn more: (919) 435-9516 or

Holiday Tour of Homes • Washington

This self-guided tour lets visitors explore a variety of Washington homes, as well as the historic Turnage Theatre.

Learn more: (252) 946-2504 or

Christmas Home Tour • Wendell

Take this annual self-guided tour of historic downtown homes, all dressed up for Christmas.

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