Make the Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes a Night to Remember

When remembering the Candlelight Tour of Homes from previous years, former attendees smile wistfully as they seem to peer into the past.  They share warm memories of time spent with family and friends as they were delighted by the sight of the lights and decorations, the smell of simmering cider and mulled wine, the taste of homemade cookies and treats, the sound of laughter and holiday music, and the feeling of coming out of the cold into the cozy warmth of the featured homes.  It’s a memory that family, friends, and neighbors like to recreate yearly.

How to Purchase Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online for $25.00 each beginning Friday, November 11th, through Friday, December 9th.  You can pick up your Tour Booklet in the Sanctuary of St. Paul United Methodist Church (UMC) beginning at 5:30 PM on the days of the Tour.  We’ll have a record of your online purchase.

Tickets may be purchased in the Sanctuary of St. Paul UMC beginning at 5:30 PM for $30.00 each on the days of the Tour. Group discounts are available for purchases of Candlelight Tour of Homes tickets of ten or more.  For more information, contact us.

As a reminder, if you do not wish to finish the Tour on Saturday night, you can return on Sunday evening.

Places to See in Grant Park

If you haven’t visited Grant Park in a while, you’ll be surprised by how much more there is to see.  Take a walk through Grant Park and enjoy the restored fountains and new plantings.

Historic Oakland Cemetery is the oldest park in Atlanta and the final resting place of some of Atlanta’s most noted citizens, e.g., Bobby Jones, Margaret Mitchell, and new resident Kenny Rogers.  

Check out the Beltline Southside Trail.  You can park on Grant Street and access the trail near The Beacon, and then stop by Buteco for a refreshing beverage or bite to eat before the Candlelight Tour of Homes.

Things to Do at St. Paul United Methodist Church (UMC)

This year, the Candlelight Tour of Homes features two food trucks outside of Saint Paul United UMC: Down at Camp BBQ and Coffyn Pies.

Be sure to visit the Artists Market and Bake Sale when you pick up your Tour Booklet.  It’s open from 4:00–9:00 PM on Saturday and 5:30–8:00 PM on Sunday.

On Saturday, the Grant Park Parent Network hosts Winter Wonderland from 4:00–6:00 PM, and St. Paul UMC invites you to the Children’s Christmas Pageant Dress Rehearsal from 5:00–5:30 PM.  

On Sunday, St. Paul UMC presents its annual Candlelight Concert from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Sanctuary.

Read more about this year’s events

Places to Eat in Grant Park

If you’re in the neighborhood before 3:00 PM and feel a bit peckish, stop by Little Tart Bakeshop for a croissant, espresso, or really anything out of their oven.  It’s all good!

For a quick soup, salad, bowl, or sandwich, stop by Grant Park Market for a satisfying bite to eat with fresh ingredients.

Hamburgers always seem to hit the spot, and Farm Burger offers grass-fed goodness along with a side of sweet potato fries.

If Gluten is a concern, consider the elegant gluten-free dinner options at Mediterranea.  Reservations are recommended!

Agave is known for its creative Southwestern cuisine.  It’s a great pre-tour spot for an evening meal or a post-tour place to unwind with a drink.

For more traditional Mexican fare, Mezcalito’s Cocina & Tequila Bar has much to offer.  It might even be warm enough to sit on the patio …

Talat means market in Thai.  Chefs Parnass Savang and Rod Lassiter combine Thai technique and Georgia ingredients for their unique cocktails and food.

Did someone say fish tacos?  If so, we predict Six Feet Under Pub and Fish House may be in your future.  It’s great for supper before the tour and a chill place to enjoy a libation and discuss your favorite houses after the tour.

Why not make a night of this year’s Candlelight Tour of Homes?  Call your family, text your friends, and invite your neighbors to create special memories to warm your heart through winter into spring.  


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