Homes for the Holidays 6

Cascia Christmas Walk Home Tour – Dec. 4

The approaching holidays bring a special lightness and feeling of anticipation to Tulsans. You can see in their smiles that Christmas is coming. Soon, family and friends will be visiting and now is the time to decorate with festive holiday trimmings. For inspiration, many Tulsans participate in the annual Cascia Hall Christmas Walk – a tour of four homes in Midtown Tulsa decorated for the season by local florists and designers.

“The Christmas Walk is a 34-year tradition in Tulsa,” says Cheryl Baber, co-chair of the event and a member of the Cascia Parent Faculty Association (CPFA). “In addition to the home tour, we also have a Holiday Boutique featuring close to 60 vendors offering an array of exceptional gifts and décor.  Those who attend the event often choose to have Sunday brunch in our Bistro as well.  Many people see it as a wonderful way to start the season, spend time with friends and buy gifts for everyone on their Christmas list.”

This year’s event will be held Sunday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. With about 1,000 attendees each year, this event raises money for a variety of needs at Cascia Hall Preparatory School. “This year, the money earned during the Christmas Walk will go towards STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programming, student financial aid and library renovations at the school,” says Baber.

Homes on the tour are located throughout Midtown and even though the event is called a “walk,” you won’t have to as shuttles will be delivering people to each of the locations. The event begins at the school at the school’s 25th Street and Utica Avenue entrance where plenty of parking can be found.

Homes on the Cascia Christmas Walk include:

2116 S. Detroit Ave. – A traditional Tulsa home built in 1920. This two-story home with a full basement features a warm and modern interior. The owners of this home have a unique holiday tradition in which they play only Christmas music in the house from Nov. 26 through Christmas Day. The children call it, “All Christmas – All the Time.”

2648 S Utica Ave. – A transitional-style home built in 2007 by Nick Enterline and decorated by Charles Faudree, and Dale and Francie Gillman. The owners purchased this home for its livability and the location. At Christmastime, toy soldiers appear on the front porch and stand guard.

2750 S Evanston Ave. – A Spanish Colonial revival home designed in 2016 by architect Bain Bridges and built by FADCO Builders. This two-story home features Spanish-style interiors and the owners’ favorite room is the wood-paneled media room. The owners also worked with Skii Landscape architecture to design outdoor living areas.

2820 E. 35th Street – A California ranch-style home built in 1954. Inside you’ll find a mix of contemporary and traditional furniture. The owners purchased the home for the natural light and have added a master suite and expanded kitchen as designed by architect Scott Ferguson.

 

Tulsa florists and designers decorating the homes for the holidays include Toni’s Flowers & Gifts, The French Bouquet, Stems and Ever Something.

Leadership for this event includes Co-Chairs Carol Milanowski and Cheryl Baber, CPFA President Kathy Pixley, and CPFA Past-President and Sponsorship Chair Cynthia Outlaw. All of the women have children currently attending Cascia Hall. Key sponsors include Saint Francis Health System, Barrow & Grimm Attorneys at Law, Chinoweth & Cohen Realtors and Jim Norton Auto Group.

Tickets for the Christmas Walk can be purchased for $20 on the day of the event at the Cascia Hall Performing Arts Center entrance or at the individual homes on the tour. Advance tickets may be purchased for $15 at Cascia Hall Upper or Middle School offices at 2520 S. Yorktown, or through the website at CasciaHall.com beginning November 15.