Tour homes and visit a holiday market in Avondale Estates

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 11, 2015
Photo obtained via the city of Avondale Estates website.

Photo obtained via the city of Avondale Estates website.

Trolleys will be traveling Avondale Estates streets on Sunday, Dec. 13, for the 23rd annual Christmas Tour of Homes and Holiday Market.

The Holiday Market will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at the Avondale Community Club, located at 59 Lakeshore Drive. Trolley Tours will begin at 3 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. and will start at Avondale Estates First Baptist Church, located at 47 Covington Road.

The city’s historic district joined the National Register of Historic Places in December 1986, according to the city’s website.

Here’s more information about Sunday’s event provided by the city of Avondale Estates:


The trolleys will be back in town to transport patrons to six of the City’s most interesting houses during this celebrated event! Avondale First Baptist Church will provide parking for the trolley riders. The tour’s featured homes include a Stan Pike renovation, a bungalow, a 1960s ranch, two Lockman Homebuilding Co. homes and more! Advanced tickets are available at City Hall, Finders Keepers Furnishings, REAL Salon and Seventeen Steps for $15. Day of tour tickets, can be purchased for $20 at the Avondale Community Club.

The Holiday Market will be held at the Avondale Community Club. The Market features a cafe, Authors’ Corner, live music, great gifts and fun finds at over 30 booths. Enjoy a cup of soup and a sandwich while listening to live music and catching up with your neighbor!

The Market Cafe will offer a variety of delicious foods. Choose from tomato bisque soup or chicken pot pies prepared by local chef Kerry Quinn or pimento cheese and chicken salad sandwiches on croissants from The Market in Avondale.

Make sure to stop by the Authors’ Corner at one of the below times to meet local authors!

Noon to 2 p.m.
Jadie Jones – Author of the Moonlit Triology and Indiestructibles uses the pen name Jadie Jones to honor two women in her life who didn’t get the chance to live out their professional dreams. Her grandmother, Judy Dawn, a post World Way II mother of four whose dream was to be a journalist and her friend’s mother, Shirley Jones, who left the world too soon.

2 to 4 p.m.
Mary Kay Andrews – Author of Beach Town, The Weekenders, Save the Date, Christmas Bliss, Ladies Night, Spring Fever, Summer Rental, The Fixer Upper and more! Visit her website page for a complete list of books. Andrews wrote ten critically acclaimed mysteries under her real name, Kathy Hogan Trocheck. Her mysteries have been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Awards.

4 to 6 p.m.
Richard Judy – Author of Thru: An Appalachian Trail Love Story. If you are curious about the day-to-day experiences of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trial, Georgia writer and thru-hiker, Richard Judy can help answer them.


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