Come for Holiday Cheer!

The Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes is a vibrant, flavorful 2-day home tour and food tasting event showcasing the beautiful homes of the Virginia-Highland neighborhood and tastings by local restaurants.

When is the Home Tour?
Saturday, December 8, 2012

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 9, 2012
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Food Tastings
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. both days

Purchase tickets.

Volunteer for the tour.



History of the Home Tour

The Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes began in 1972 with the first “Virginia-Highland Bungalow Tour”. Since then, home tours were held through 1977 and again in 1980-1982 (featuring 10-14 homes each year). The focus of these Tours was on “bungalows” and it was more of a local community event.

The event was re-vitalized in 2004 with the current “Homes for the Holidays” Tour that has become a citywide celebration of the neighborhood. Virginia Highland has become a focal point of Atlanta, drawing many to its rich but unassuming architecture; its cultural events such as the Summerfest Arts Festival; its numerous high quality restaurants and shops; and it’s love of involvement. If ever there was a vibrant and eclectic community that is “involved” in its surroundings, Virginia-Highland is it!

The Tour of Homes is a reflection of that ethic. Re-vamped to attract a larger audience and generate income to improve local parks and other civic initiatives, the Tour is also fun and interesting. One cannot find anywhere in Atlanta such a rich and diverse assortment of homes and lifestyles.

Enjoy Period Architecture

Savor Food Tastings

Enjoy the tastings you’ve sampled while on the Tour? Try these neighborhood eateries, gracious sponsors of the Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes.

Atkins Park – Atlanta’s oldest continuously licensed tavern. We are grateful for the continued loyalty from the neighborhood. We offer the best family dining in the Highlands on the Atkins Park patio. 794 N Highland Ave, (404) 876-7249,
D.B.A. Barbecue – A casual, Virginia-Highland neighborhood restaurant featuring regional barbecue, chef created Southern comfort snacks and sides, signature cocktails and draft and bottle beers. 1190 N Highland Ave, (404) 249-5000,
Genki Noodle & Sushi Genki Sushi Bar – Opened in 1996, Genki serves an amalgamation of foods to enrich your life with feelings of comfort, health and happiness; hence the name of the restaurant, Genki. 1040 N Highland Ave, (404) 853-3315,
Goin’ Coastal – GOIN’COASTAL is a sustainable seafood joint. We feature only the highest quality seafood from sources, either fished or farmed that can exist over the long term without compromising species’ survival or the health of the ecosystem. 1021 Virginia Ave NE, (404) 941-9117,

HD1 –  Richard Blais and Barry Mill’s new “Haute Dog” concept. 664  N Highland Ave NE, (404) 815-1127,
Bella Cucina Porta Via Bella Cucina Porta Via – Beautiful food to go. Gather at the communal farmhouse table. Eat at our window watching stand up bar. (coming soon!) Host an event in our space. Catering + Box lunches also available. 1044 N Highland Ave NE, (404) 347-6476,
El Taco – The neighborhood’s spirited new watering hole. Here you’ll enjoy simple and fresh Mexican food made with all-natural meats while sipping on our soon-to-be-famous margaritas and frozen mojitos. We’re also doin’ our part for Mother Earth by committing to renewability, recycling and the use of eco-friendly products where we can throughout the joint. So pull up a seat, amigo. 1186 N Highland Ave NE, (404) 873-4656,
La Tavola – One of the Premier Italian Restaurants in Atlanta. Located in Atlanta’s Virginia-Highland neighborhood, La Tavola is an Italian restaurant that offers a comfortable balance of elegant simplicity and innovative creativity. Warm colors, exposed brick and rich dark wood create a fine dining environment perfect for a low-key evening or your next celebration. Our menu offers progressive variations on classic Italian dishes complemented with a reasonably priced wine list. 992 Virginia Avenue NE, (404) 873-5430

Whole Foods
Whole Foods – Whole Foods gift boxes are a tasteful (and tasty) gift idea. Order today from Store located at 650 Ponce de Leon Ave, (404) 853-1681,