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Love It Or List It's Jillian Harris opening up her holiday-themed home for virtual tour

Jillian Harris will be showcasing her holiday-themed home this year.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Central Okanagan Hospice Association
October 17, 2020 - 10:34 AM

An annual fundraiser that welcomes residents into the homes of Christmas fans is moving to a virtual format this year and will be including a former Bachelorette.

Homes for the Holidays, a fundraiser for the the Central Okanagan Hospice Association, has been moved to Nov. 28.

The Homes for the Holidays tour has traditionally been a self-guided tour of private homes all decked out for the Christmas season but due to the pandemic, it has moved to a virtual format, according to a hospice press release.

“Homes for the Holidays has been such a wonderful event to share in the holiday spirit and inspire family and legacy traditions. Going virtual for 2020 means that we can continue this special event in a safe way, while reaching more of our community than ever before. COHA is thrilled to be a part of the magic again, at a time when we need it most.," said Eva Stoffman, fund development coordinator, in the press release.

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The online tour will allow viewers to participate remotely from home and to safely share the event experiences with family and friends, retaining the universal appeal of our traditional home tour event. The home tours are professionally pre-produced programs to be watched with your friends or family on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 6:45 p.m. 

During these unusual times, many of us are craving our fondest memories of Christmas past. Lifestyle guru and designer Jillian Harris is opening the doors to her own home to reveal her theme of a nostalgic Christmas. Neutral colours with pops of red are quintessentially holiday. Along with fresh greenery on the mantle or in wreaths on the door,

it inspires wonderful memories of a perfect holiday scene, according to the press release.

Kim Andrei has renovated, decorated and styled her warm inviting home she describes as inclusive and eclectic.

The home is filled with treasures she has collected over the years, mixing and matching to create a whimsical welcoming space. Kim creates many of her own holiday decorations mixing with pieces found scouring Facebook Marketplace and shops that are rich with hidden gems.

Social entrepreneur and community leader, Linda Stober is opening the doors to her stunning home. She describes her best-dressed holiday home as farmhouse glam.

Although the home has old world charm, its bright happy colours, and vibrant homeowners have it turning on the sparkle for our tour. A glass of sparkling wine, a fabulous dress and we are living a fairy tale for this home tour.

Janet Kluftinger and her husband Andreas graciously featured their home on the tour last year working with a talented designer.

This year with a bit more time on her hands, Janet has decided to take on the decorating herself with a theme of "Baking a List and Checking it Twice." This stunning home will be filled with the sights, sounds and smells of a cozy Canadian Christmas with homemade crafts, DIY décor and yummy baking.

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Last year, Jessalyn Broadfoot helped out another homeowner in transforming their home for the holidays.

This year, her own home will be on display. She describes her holiday style as “sparkly, lively and anything that reminds you of being on holidays in the sun with a piña colada in your hand and Sarah Vaughn on the record player.” Broadfoot is a master at DIY and creates magic from her thrift store finds. This year, with the pandemic causing us to rethink our holiday plans, a tour through Broadfoot’s creative home may be our Palm Springs vacation escape.

Tickets and more tour information is available online.

 


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