2023 Fourth Ward Holiday Sip & Stroll
+ Optional Home Tours w/upgraded ticket!
2023 Tour Dates and Times
Thursday, Dec 7th: 5-9 pm
Friday, December 8th: 5-9 pm
Saturday, December 9th: 5-9 pm
Celebrate the season with a festive outdoor evening stroll through Historic Fourth Ward, beautifully decorated for the holidays! This self-guided, porch-crawl-style tour will include delicious food and cocktail tastings (while they last), seasonal live music, and Ride Charlotte golf cart rides (first-come, first-served) in the most walkable and picturesque Victorian-era heart of the neighborhood. Want to tour 3 of our most beautiful private homes? Upgrade your ticket to include the Holiday Home Tour!
Hospitality partners offering complimentary tastings on-site or at their neighborhood restaurants include: Assorted Table Wine, Broken Shed Vodka, Be Refreshed Beverage Co., Cheerwine, 1800 Tequila, It’s Poppin’ Gourmet Kettle Korn, Muddy River Distillery, Old Forester, Pendleton Whiskey, Potts Chocolate, Sea Level, Queen City Grounds, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Pizzeria Sapienza and Woodford Reserve. Additional vendors announced soon! Follow us on social media (@fourthwardclt) for updates!
This event is presented by the Friends of Fourth Ward, with support from Gold Sponsors Allen Tate Center City, 102.9 The Lake, HITS 96.1, Charlotte Center City Partners, and Ride Charlotte.
Due to the range of ticket options, please read thoroughly before purchasing, and review FAQ’s and health & safety protocols at the bottom of this page. After purchasing, please OPEN THE RECEIPT attached to your confirmation email to review your ticket purchase. The body of the email itself is very confusing.
NOTE: Those who choose to purchase an upgraded ticket will enjoy both the Holiday Sip & Stroll AND interior tours of 3 spectacular private homes, decorated for the season.
Holiday Sip & Stroll ONLY Ticket Options.
NOTE: The Sip & Stroll is a self-guided, outdoor-only event, with stops located in the heart of the neighborhood. NO interior home tours are provided with this ticket option.
• Sip & Stroll Day-Specific Tickets ($30) are valid only for Thursday, Friday OR Saturday; they are valid only on the date for which they are issued.
• Sip & Stroll Flex Tickets ($40) may be used on the tour date (Thurs, Fri or Sat) of your choice. Flex tickets are the perfect option for those who want to secure a ticket before sell-out, and decide later which tour day best fits their schedule.
Sip & Stroll + Holiday Home Tour Ticket Options
Note: This ticket type allows the holder to participate in the full Sip & Stroll event, as well as tour the interiors of 3 private homes, decorated for the season according to the homeowners’ individual taste.
• Sip & Stroll + Holiday Home Tour Day-Specific Tickets ($45) are valid only for Thursday, Friday OR Saturday; they are valid only on the date for which they are issued.
• Sip & Stroll + Holiday Home Tour Flex Tickets ($60) may be used on the tour date of your choice. Flex tickets are the perfect option for those who want to secure a ticket before sell-out, and decide later which tour day best fits their schedule. While you may only visit each location once, this ticket is great for those who want to split the tour over two or more days (e.g., Sip & Stroll one day/interior home tours the next).
This event sells out well in advance every year, so buy your tickets early! Happy Holidays, and we look forward to seeing you!
Health & Safety Protocols
While we encourage all guests to fully vaccinate, and to wear masks if/when touring home interiors, they are not required at this time. Please note, however, that required safety protocols may change at any time, or if individual homeowners request masking to tour their private homes.
My ticket appears to be for the wrong date. Can you check it for me or transfer me?
A: Please open the receipt attached to your Eventbrite confirmation email, or scroll all the way to the bottom of your email to find “Order Confirmation.” Either of these methods will more clearly state the valid dates of your tickets. In 99% of cases, guests have in fact purchased tickets for their desired dates, but the Eventbrite confirmation email is confusing. NOTE: the tour takes place from 5-9 pm Thurs, Fri, and Saturday ONLY.
I have a ticket. Where do I check in?
A: Our Ticket Booth is located at the corner of W. 9th and N. Poplar Streets. Please check in there to receive your guidebook (required for touring). To expedite check-in, please bring a digital or printed copy of your ticket.
I lost my ticket confirmation. Will I be able to check in?
A: No worries! Simply report to the Ticket Booth at W. 9th & N. Poplar Streets, and we will check you in manually via first and last name.
Is the tour walkable?
A: The tour is walkable and self-guided. You will receive a tour guidebook with all the info necessary to make the most of the tour, and you can go at your own pace.
Are children allowed?
A: While we do not specifically program activities for children, they are welcome to come. Children who cannot be carried require a ticket. Please, no strollers in home interiors.
Are dogs allowed?
A: While we LOVE dogs, many of our participating homes have resident dogs, who will be cooped up for the weekend, watching from windows as strangers visit their yards/spaces. In deference to resident dogs’ stress levels, we ask that you leave your furry friends at home.
Where do I park?
A: Limited on-street parking in Fourth Ward is available on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend ride share services or light rail, to minimize parking issues. The closest light rail stops are at 7th Street Public Market and 9th Street. Please visit this link for additional parking options: https://uptowncharlotte.com/plan-your-visit/getting-here