The 26th annual North Augusta Christmas Tour of Homes gives participants a chance to see a range of decorated homes while giving back to the community.
The annual tour, which will be held Dec. 6-7, is sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
Seven homes will be featured from all areas of North Augusta as well as the Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta, which will serve as a tour rest stop.
People in the area like to showcase their homes, said Betty Farris, a member of the publicity committee.
“We have a list for next year already,” she said. “People refer homes to us, and sometimes I’ll even have a homeowner come up to me and ask to be on the tour. It’s a pretty close town and people are willing to give back and share.”
Last year, the tour raised about $11,000 for nonprofits.
“This year, we would like to exceed that,” said Mary Faye Butler, also a member of the publicity committee.
Funds from this year’s event will go to scholarships, teacher grants and local nonprofit organizations.
The event will begin with a candlelight tour on Dec. 6 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The tour will continue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7. People can tour all the homes on one day or split them over both days, said Farris.
Those on the tour should wear comfortable shoes. Cameras are not allowed.
On Dec. 7, the sorority will also play host to a brunch and fashion show in First Baptist Church of North Augusta’s fellowship hall. Proceeds from the event also benefit community organizations.
Ladies fashions will be provided by Chico’s and children’s fashions will come from Posh Tots.
Two children from each of the North Augusta area elementary schools were selected to be models in the show, said Butler.
Tickets for the tour can be purchased in advance until 3 p.m. Dec. 6 or during tour hours at any of the tour stops. Tickets for the brunch and fashion show must be purchased by Tuesday.