Tour de Noël Christmas House Tour 2013

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Ross Valley Reporter Features the Tour de Noël

Schedule of Events

Friday December 13, 2013
7pm (Boutique open at 5:30)
A Candlelit Reading of Truman Capote's
Heartwarming Christmas Story:
“A Christmas Memory”
Performed at St. John’s Episcopal Church,
14 Lagunitas Rd. in Ross, CA

$20 General Admission
$10 Students and Educators
Group of 6 Students/Educators $50
Group of 6 General Admission $100

Saturday December 14, 2013
9am – 4pm

Tour de Noël House Tour
St. John's invites the community to the Tour de NoŽl House Tour that Opens Homes and Hearts for the Holidays, and to support charities helping those in need in Marin County and beyond.

Tour Times and Advance Ticket Pricing
9am – 1pm: $40/person
1pm – 4pm: $30/person last entry 3pm

Advance purchase highly recommended for the early morning and early afternoon hours

A delicious luncheon with homemade soups and salads and a beverage
Saturday 11am – 2:30pm: $15

Holiday Boutique
The Holiday Boutique offers a delectable assortment of wonderful home made jams, jellies, chutneys, baked goods and unique holiday items.
Friday, December 13, 5:30pm – 7:00pm & 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, December 14, 9:00am – 4:00pm

The Christmas House Tour
Our shuttle vans will take guests to the doorsteps of several beautiful homes in Ross and Kentfield decorated for the holidays. The Tour takes about two hours to complete at your own pace. This year's tour feature A lovely Queen Anne home, a French inspired chateau style home, an archetypal contemporary home, and a chalet style retreat designed by renown Architect Bernard Maybeck. All homes have wonderful outdoor living spaces. There are six reserved time slots between 9am to 4pm to ensure a comfortable flow of guests (Last entry 3pm).

A Christmas Memory
Staged at St. John's, this literary masterpiece comes to life as professional actors perform in their beautiful, Neo-Gothic chapel. “A Christmas Memory” is a tender Christmas story and classic memoir of Truman Capote's childhood in rural Alabama. It is set in the 1930's and recounts frank and fond memories of family relationships. 

Adults and mature teens are welcome. A reception with light refreshments follows the performance. St. John's Holiday Boutique will also be open before and after the performance offering an assortment of holiday baked goods, jams, jellies and crafts. All proceeds from the event benefits charities in the community. Please join us for a wonderful evening.

Who the Tour Benefits
Proceeds from theses events support charities helping those in need in Marin county and beyond, including Gilead House, the Canal Alliance, A Home Away from Homelessness, Homeward Bound, Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA), and our parish's ongoing work for the Mill Street Shelter, and the Rotating Emergency Shelter Team (REST).
Celebrate the holiday with us while helping those in need. To learn more about St. John's support for charities, click here.


This event is not possible without all of the people who contribute and volunteer, in some cases, months, and many, many hours of work to make the Tour de Noël weekend the spectacular event that it is each year. We thank them for their generosity of spirit and time.


St. John's is a diverse community of worshipers. We invite everyone of all faiths to join us for worship services every Sunday morning.


See a slideshow of the 2012 Tour de Noel photographed by St. John's Parishioner Kevin Erdman.


The Tour de Noël is produced by over 200 volunteers from our church membership. If you would like to volunteer, please click below:

tour de noel volunteer

Many Thanks to our Recent Corporate Sponsors

Firemans Fund Insurance
Paradise Foods (Corte Madera, Novato, & Tiburon)
Bank of Marin
RAB Motors
United Markets
Mollie Stone
Marin Magazine

St. John's Ross
14 Lagunitas Ave. (at Shady Lane)  |  P.O. Box 217  |  Ross, CA 94957  |  (415) 456-1102     |     contact us