The 20th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes in Olde Town Conyers will offer a Candlelight walking tour on Saturday, December 9, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 10, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The tour will feature homes in the historic district – each beautifully decorated for the season – and guests will be able to take in the distinctive architecture and décor that makes each home unique. The walking tour will also pass several noteworthy sidewalk churches in the downtown area.

Proceeds from the tour will benefit Rockdale Emergency Relief (RER), the longest-serving non-profit organization specifically dedicated to serving Rockdale County residents to establish food security, utility assistance and some housing needs.

Conyers was originally developed in the 1850s as a train station on the Georgia Railroad connecting Augusta and Marthasville (now Atlanta), and visitors can still tour the original depot in the historic downtown village area. Spared by General William Tecumseh Sherman in his famed March to the Sea, the rich heritage of the Conyers community is reflected in the beauty of the homes that will be shared on the tour. Conyers residents and out-of-towners alike are invited to come enjoy the warmth of this welcoming Southern town steeped in history.

The Tour will begin at the First United Methodist Church in Olde Town, dubbed one of the Historic sidewalk churches. Conyers First United Methodist Church was founded in 1852 and continues a rich tradition of service to our community.  For more information:

http://www.conyersfirst.org/index.php/about-us/our-history/

Dr. Carter and Julie Rogers at 1036 Springwood Drive

Dr. Ray and Katy Zahradnik at 924 North Main Street

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Willis at 1035 North Main Street

Tanna Santangelo at 901 College Avenue – The “Lodge”

Pictures for 861 Rosser Street and even more to come!

Tickets are on sale NOW at the Conyers Welcome Center, and are $15 in advance for one day or $25 for both days. Tickets will be $18 on the day of the event or $30 for both tours. Tickets can be purchased at rockdaleemergencyrelief.org and the Conyers Welcome Center located in the depot. For more information about becoming an event sponsor, group sales or tour information, please contact JaNice VanNess, RER Board Chair, at (770) 356-7301.   The event is also listed on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tour-of-homes-tickets-39913718005. The tour will begin at the First United Methodist Church in Olde Town.