Homes for the Holidays 2011
The Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham and The Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation present Homes for the Holidays. The Homes for the Holidays House Tour is a unique designer showcase that promotes culture, business development and tourism by putting the holiday spotlight on Markham. This year's tour marks the 10th Anniversary of this highly anticipated event. Teams of local designers decorate a variety of beautiful homes in Markham and Unionville, inside and out. Generous homeowners open their doors to over 2000 visitors allowing local florists, interior and exterior designers and lighting specialists to showcase their incredible talents.
The Friday evening Twilight Tour features an extraordinary cocktail reception and catering showcase with entertainment, hosting over 700 business and community leaders. The Saturday Tour offers over 1,300 ticket holders an opportunity to enjoy festive holiday shopping and a dessert cafe, all hosted at the Varley Art Gallery.
Proceeds from the tour are shared equally between the Varley-McKay Art Foundation which supports the Varley Art Gallery of Markham and the Breast Health Centre and Cancer Clinic at Markham Stouffville Hospital. Each year over 1500 tickets are sold.
Homes for the Holidays has raised over $500,000 since 2002 for the charities we support!