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Stuart Johnson, Deseret Morning News
A bookcase is decorated with Nativity scenes and trees.

ALPINE — "Once Upon a Christmas" will feature a tour of seven Alpine homes all dressed up for the Christmas season.

Guests will be given a Parade of Homes-style map and access to the beautiful homes decorated for the holidays.

The proceeds from the event go toward Signs of Hope International, a nonprofit organization based in Alpine. Signs of Hope International provides educational resources for deaf children in Africa.

The homes will showcase creative and local touches on the Christmas theme, including a living room dedicated to Christmas in Africa. Kitchens, family rooms, bedrooms and even bathrooms will be part of the show. Most of the homes will be decorated by the owners. A few will be sponsored by local stores.

Melissa Jones, one of the tour organizers, said this is to be the first of such tours.

"We hope to make it an annual event," Jones said. Paula McKinley, a friend of Curry and Melissa Jones said friends of the Jones' have opened up their private residences for the charity event.

Homes included on the Christmas parade will include:

101 Glacier Lily Drive

511 N. Main Street

623 N. Patterson Lane

837 N. Grove Drive

499 AppleTree Drive

446 AppleTree Drive

1232 Eastview Drive

Tickets may be purchased at any of the homes or at Pine Vally Realty, 375 Main. St. in Alpine.


If you go

What: "Once Upon a Christmas" home tour

Where: various addresses, Alpine

When: 6-9 p.m. Dec. 6, 7

Cost: $7, buy at Pine Valley Realty, 375 W. Main, Alpine

Phone: 1-866-511-7644