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Central City Opera Guild presents 38th Annual L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour and Boutique


Central City Opera Guild’s 38th Annual L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour and Boutique returns this holiday season to Cherry Hills Village and features five magnificent homes in the Glenmoor Country Club neighborhood. This much anticipated two-day walking tour is Nov. 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. This popular fundraising event is considered one of Denver’s signature holiday events.

Each home on the tour is lavishly decorated by one of Denver’s premier floral and tabletop designers. Designers participating this year include City Floral, Compleat Lifestyles, The Ruffly Rose, Swank Stems, T’DA and Twisted Tulip.

Candlelight, music, cocktails and an elegant evening buffet will set the stage for the Patron Preview Party and Tour on Nov. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. Attendees at this annual party will get the first opportunity to tour the L’Esprit homes and the only chance to view them at night. Guests at the Patron Preview Party will be delighted to have an opportunity to test drive one of the two Tesla Motors cars available that night as well as to see the spectacular outdoor light display that Blue Lotus Outdoors has designed for one of the homes. The Boutique will be open that evening and guests will have the first opportunity to purchase the special treats the vendors have gathered just for this event.

Proceeds from the L’Esprit de Noel Holiday Home Tour and Boutique support Central City Opera including its annual Summer Festival, the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program, the preservation and maintenance of the historic Opera House and more than thirty additional historic properties in Central City, and its education and community engagement programs. These programs serve more than 80,000 people each year through performances in schools, community centers, senior residences and theaters.

Sponsors of the 38th L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour and Boutique include presenting sponsor Coldwell Banker Devonshire, as well as Media Sponsors: The Denver Post, Colorado Expression and The Villager Newspaper. Gold Sponsors are The Chandler Family and Land Title; the Silver Sponsor is Thurston Kitchen and Bath, and Bronze Sponsors are Bellview Station, Blue Lotus Outdoors, The Nessinger Family, Lori Rickert/State Farm, Steele Street Bank, Mr and Mrs. Daryl Stewart, Tesla Motors Inc., and Suzanne Pacetti & Kathy Wells.

Tickets for the Patron Party are $250 for benefactors, $150 for patrons and juniors (under 35) for $90 and are available by invitation or may be purchased through Central City Opera by calling Alicia Holt at 303-331-7014.

The Boutique, Marché de Noël, a holiday boutique filled with creative and delicious holiday items held in newly updated Glenmoor Country Club House, will be open Nov. 22 and 23 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and features unique holiday shopping and many one of a kind treasures. Guests may also enjoy lunch or afternoon tea and scones.

Tickets for the Home Tour are available in advance for $23 through Central City Opera and at local King Soopers locations. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door for $25. Admission is free to the Boutique, where tour maps will also be available. For more information, visit or call Alicia Holt at 303-331-7014.

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