Ute Pass Holiday Express… A Historical Tour of Greater Ute Pass
The 25th Annual Tweeds Holiday Home Tour, graciously sponsored by Tweeds Fine Furnishings, will take place on Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd from 10AM-5PM each day. This first weekend in December is filled with wonderful celebrations to kick off the holiday season, with Tweeds Holiday Home Tour being a centerpiece in Teller County.
The 2023 Tour features a unique array of beautifully decorated homes and venues located in the Greater Ute Pass area. The mission of the Tour is to raise funds for four local nonprofit organizations, where it has donated over $246,000 since its inception. This year’s beneficiaries are Woodland Park High School Performing Arts Parents Association (PAPA), Rampart Library District Foundation, Teller Senior Coalition, and the Ute Pass Symphony Guild.
As part of the 25th Anniversary Celebration, the 2023 Tour includes some new and exciting venues and holiday offerings. As part of a ticket purchase, lunch will be provided at The Lodge at Rainbow Valley Ranch in Divide. There will also be a unique holiday display highlighting the tour’s 25th Anniversary at the kiosk outside of Williams Log Cabin Furniture in Woodland Park.
This momentous occasion would not be possible without all of the gracious homeowners who are willing to open their homes every year, as well as the cadre of volunteers who decorate and host at each location. The Home Tour Steering Committee also would like to acknowledge the generous financial donations from our many supporters throughout the community, including local businesses who provide in-kind donations. A complete list of sponsors and contributors is available on the website.
As in recent years, there will be a Tour Artisan Shoppe at the Hospitality Suites located in the Woodland Professional Building, 400 West Midland at Hwy 24. Visit https://www.wphht.org. and click on the “Tour Artisan Shoppe” link for more details. New this year will be a Holiday Wreath online auction open to everyone. The Holiday Wreaths created by our past and current decorators can be viewed online at the website or in person at the Hospitality Suite the weekend of the tour. Bids will be accepted online beginning at 5:00PM November 17, 2023, and will close December 3, 2023 at 6:00 PM. Quilters Above the Clouds is partnering again with the Holiday Home Tour this year to raise funds for our local nonprofits. Their raffle items will be displayed at each location, where you can buy raffle tickets.
The Holiday Home Tour also provides holiday music at each location to enjoy. There will also be Letters for Santa for children to write at the Woodland Park Senior Center, along with a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus Sunday, December 3rd from 11:00 – 3:00 pm.
Tickets are available at Tweeds Fine Furnishings or online at https://www.wphht.org. Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $35 for two adults, $40 for a Family Pass, and $5 for students (K-12). Tickets purchased online can be picked up at the Home Tour Hospitality Suites, Tweeds Fine Furnishings or The Lodge at Rainbow Valley Ranch. Further details about the Tour may be found on the website or by calling (719) 661-7377.