Holiday Homes Tour
The 33rd annual Holiday Homes Tour took place on Sunday, December 8th this year.
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported this very worthy cause. We couldn’t have had another successful year without you.
The Vista Community Clinic Holiday Homes Tour is a favorite tradition of the season for hundreds of area residents. Held on the second Sunday of December this year, the tour provides a close-up look at some of the most beautiful homes in the area. Proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships benefit VCC’s Kare for Kids Fund, which helps us create warm and welcoming pediatric facilities to promote healing and a love of reading in our young patients.
The event is open to ages 12 and up.
You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram for design ideas, raffle sneak peaks, up to date information on what we’re doing, and more; just click on the link above or look for @vccholidayhomes on social media platforms to find us.
If you have any questions about how you can help this year, or if you would like to be a part of our special event as either a potential show-home or vendor in 2020, please contact Betsy Heightman at 760-631-5000.
Here are our 2019 homes. Special thank you to the homeowners for allowing our tour into their homes:
This very unique home has a backstory for just about every piece you see. From the front door to the backyard, there is an intention behind every detail. Homeowners Chuck and Tania are both creative minds that have designed their home to illustrate just that. Art collected from New Orleans, Florence, Mexico, and Africa adorn the walls and shelves throughout. The backyard even boasts a puppet stage with room enough for 60. There is a great deal to take in, and even more to tell, the moment you walk in the front custom-made cherry wood door.
In 2016, Robert E. Westfall, Jr. worked with Carlsbad Architect, Caroline Dooley, on an expansion to the front of an old mid-century cabin that was located on prestigious Highland Avenue in Olde Carlsbad. The goal was to create a signature piece of architecture to compliment other remarkable and unique homes on the street, while maintaining the dignity of classic mid-century design. The result is a timeless split-level home that one must closely study to determine if it is a new home or a remodeled gem from 1960. Surprise! It's both.
This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom beauty feels open the moment you step through the gates. A water feature greets guests at the front bringing an immediate sense of tranquility. The house itself sits in the center of the property surrounded by lush vegetation. There are a total of 16 citrus trees, 2 banana trees, 1 pomegranate tree, and various exotic palms and birds of paradise. Inside you'll find a true family home - the hutch in the foyer comes from the owner’s great grandmother, the dining table a handmade gift from a brother, and a few rooms remodeled over the years to accommodate the children. You'll be sure to feel the warmth the moment you step inside.
Homeowners Chase and Kelsey have only been living here for 5 months but they are already deeply rooted to this home. The birth of their fourth child occurring unexpectedly in this very backyard! The home has only continued to enrich their lives ever since. With ample space in the yard to run around and a beautiful pool to swim in, this home is always where the heart is. The kitchen opens up to both the living room and pool area for a constant connection to what’s going on whether you are cooking or relaxing, especially convenient for entertaining guests. The large windows of the front room allow natural light to flood in and warm the home.
Bazaar & Opportunity Drawings
Are you looking for something special for your loved ones this holiday season? The Holiday Gift Bazaar, featuring the work of local artisans, is the perfect opportunity to buy unique, handmade gifts. Visitors can browse through dozens of vendor booths and shop for jewelry, handbags, chocolate and more! There will be a raffle of spectacular gift baskets featuring wine, gourmet food, hotel packages, jewelry and tickets to San Diego attractions.
2019 Holiday Bazaar Vendors:
- Origami & Succulents
- Wood Pens
- Jewelry Holder
- Holiday Jewelry
- Antique Home Decor
- Typewriter Transformations
- Little Baby Bumble Designs
- Wall Hangings
- Pop Up Cards
- Kitchen Supplies
- Lip Sense
- Clay Jewelry
- Fingernail Artwork
- Up in Smoke Food Truck
- VCC holiday booth
There are many ways to lend your support to the Holiday Homes Tour including event sponsorship, joining the Holiday Gift Bazaar as a vendor and donating to the gift basket raffle. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Betsy Heightman at 760. 631.5000, x1139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 Supporting Sponsors
We would like to give a big thank you to our 2019 Holiday Home Tour sponsors for their support!
Ashley Howard Goltz
Betsy and AJ Heightman
M Bar C Construction
Ned Vander Pol
Proforma Promotional Products
Richard and Debi Llata
Rouse Sign and Graphics
Women’s Club of Vista
Workplace Services, Inc.