In its 70th year, the Independent Presbyterian Church (IPC) Holiday House Tour has long been
part of Birmingham’s holiday festivities. The tour this year includes three beautifully decorated
homes and the historic church. Stunning architecture, elegant decor, and striking style will once
again grace the tour!
2019 TOUR DATES and TICKET INFORMATION
Saturday, December 14, 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 15, 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Featured This Year:
Independent Presbyterian Church, 3100 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35205
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Gidiere, 932 Fairway Drive, Mountain Brook, AL 35213
Mr. Doug Sutton and Mr. Andrew Nix, 2426 Henrietta Road, Birmingham, AL 35223
Mr. and Mrs. John Vawter, 2821 Stratford Road, Birmingham, AL 35213
Tour the 1915 church designed by Warren, Knight and Davis architect William Warren and see
the sanctuary and parlor decorated by IPC members. Go upstairs and enjoy tea in the church’s
Great Hall before getting on a shuttle to tour the four decorated houses.
Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased by online at
www.ipc-usa.org/serve/missions/holiday-house.html, or at the church reception desk during
business hours beginning December 1. Tickets will also be available at the homes and at the
church during the tour.
All proceeds from the tour benefit women and children through STAIR (Start the Adventure in
Reading), First Light Women’s Shelter, and the Children’s Fresh Air Farm.
CHILDREN’S FRESH AIR FARM
Since 1923, Independent Presbyterian Church has operated the Children’s Fresh Air Farm to
promote hope and opportunity through partnerships with children, families, and the
community by offering quality programming rooted in the love of Christ. Nearly 100 years later,
we continue to minister to children from Birmingham through the Christian-focused Summer
Learning Program and LIFT OFF to Learning, a science, technology, engineering, arts and math
The downtown shelter works with homeless women and their children to help them find hope,
to seek opportunity, and to grow spiritually, thereby achieving their full potential. IPC
volunteers serve dinners and spend the night at the shelter.
The STAIR (Start the Adventure in Reading) works with Birmingham City Schools to identify
second graders who are reading below grade level. Volunteer tutors work with these students
one-on-one to improve reading skills and self-esteem.
Make a day of it by inviting a friend to lunch or dinner before or after the tour at many of the
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