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Have you decorated for Light Up the Heights?

Get your competitive spirit, ladder, and holiday lights out because it’s almost time for Light Up the Heights! Prizes for Best Block, 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall, along with special prizes like the “Martha Stewart Award” and the “Clark W. Griswold Award” will be awarded.  We’re looking for volunteers to help judge the home holiday lights and displays, so if you’re interested, email Bill Breedlove at bill@pinkjacket.com.

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Membership Meeting and Third Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Tuesday, December 2 beginning at 6 p.m.

Meet your neighbors at Stemmons Plaza (at the corner of Jefferson and Montclair) to light the Winnetka Heights holiday tree. This neighborhood tradition is a great way to kick off Home Tour week. Afterwards, join us at Turner House, 401 North Rosemont, for a glass of wine, courtesy of North Oak Cliff Beer and Wine, and the membership meeting that will start at 7 p.m.

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Celebrate the Holidays in the Heights   

Winnetka Heights Holiday Home Tour
Saturday, December 6 from noon to 6 p.m. 

The 28th Annual Holiday Home Tour will feature all of the traditional excitement from past home tours, plus a few new things, making this year’s tour bigger and better than ever before!

Be sure to purchase your advanced tickets for $12 online to tour six lovely Winnetka Heights homes, each showcasing the stunning craftsmanship and charm of our historic neighborhood. You can also purchase tickets at Bishop Street Market, 419 North Bishop in the Bishop Arts District. Tickets on the day of the tour will be $15 and may be purchased at Turner House, 401 North Rosemont.

You can also take it up a notch this year and purchase VIP tickets for $30 each. VIP home tour tickets will give you access to a private VIP-only champagne reception at Turner House, plus a seventh home to view, more champagne and a sweet treat. There are only 100 VIP tickets available, so be sure to get yours before they sell out!

As always, on the day of the tour, you can enjoy fun and festivities at Turner House, 401 North Rosemont,  including a silent auction, music, food trucks and more. Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Winnetka Heights Neighborhood Association.

Light up the Heights – Holiday Lights Judging Contest
Friday, December 5 beginning at sundown

Get your competitive spirit, ladder, and holiday lights out because it’s almost time for Light Up the Heights! Prizes for Best Block, 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall, along with special prizes like the “Martha Stewart Award” and the “Clark W. Griswold Award” will be awarded.  We’re looking for volunteers to help judge the home holiday lights and displays, so if you’re interested, email Bill Breedloveat bill@pinkjacket.com.

 

Decorate your home for the holidays with a locally made evergreen wreath

If you’re looking for a great way to add some holiday cheer to your front door or home this season, order a fresh-cut evergreen wreath handmade by neighbor and designer Troy Lonion for just $25. Plus, $10 from every wreath sold will go to the Winnetka Heights Neighborhood Association. Order yours today.

 

FREE Post-Tour Holiday Party – Exclusively for
WH adult residents
Saturday, December 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Turner House, 401 North Rosemont

As a Winnetka Heights neighbor, you’re invited to the Post-Tour Holiday Party. Enjoy fun and festivities, plus the opportunity to bid on silent auction items. This event is exclusively for Winnetka Heights residents like you! Adults only, please.

 

Become a Neighborhood Sponsor

This year, you can access everything the Home Tour has to offer with one of two sponsorships.

The Neighborhood Sponsorship ($100) includes two tickets to the 2014 Holiday Home Tour with pedi-cab service to and from homes, a one-year WHNA membership, a Winnetka Heights T-shirt, collectible holiday notecards, baked goodies from your neighbors, and acknowledgment of your generous support in home tour materials.

The Premier Sponsorship ($160) includes everything listed above, plus a collectible 2014 Winnetka Heights holiday ornament and VIP tickets to the home tour (that means free champagne and an extra home to tour!

If you’re interested in supporting the Home Tour and our wonderful neighborhood, purchase your sponsorship today.

Salon Architecture

The Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts presents “Architecture at Risk”

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the presentations are from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Turner House, 401 North Rosemont Ave.
Buy your tickets now.

The Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the next program in its Fall 2014 Salon Series, “Architecture at Risk.”

Alicia Quintans and Michael Amonett will present a range of historic buildings in Oak Cliff that are in danger of being lost. They believe that stewardship of at-risk properties serves as proof of how community effort, positive zoning regulations, maintaining original structures, caring property owners and visionaries can change the shape of an entire community. Quintans and Amonett are co-chairs of the Architecture-at-Risk Committee of the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League.

Refreshments will be served. Tickets cost $15 for OCSFA members and students, and $20 for non-members. You can also purchase tickets to the entire Fall 2014 Salon Series tickets for $35 for OCSFA members and $50 for non-members.Tickets can be purchased at the door and at turnerhouse.org.

For more information, contact Kenda North at 214.563.9852.

Local Oak

November Happy Hour

Friday, November 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Local Oak,  409 North Zang Blvd.   

The last happy hour of the year will be this Friday (not Thursday) at The Local Oak, one of our 2014 Corporate Holiday Home Tour Sponsors. There is a parking lot behind the building at 8th and Zang.

This will be a great time to enjoy Winnetka Heights signature cocktails, catch up with your neighbors, plus get an early start on your holiday shopping.

Co-sponsor Brumley Gardens will have a variety of holiday decorations to buy, along with exclusive discount coupons just for Winnetka Heights residents. And if you’re thinking about buying a bike for yourself or someone you love this holiday season, Small Planet eBikes will have ones on-site that you can test drive.

Be sure to wear your favorite Thanksgiving or Christmas outfit. Prizes will be given away for the most festive holiday attire, so get creative!