Central City Opera Guild Announces the 2018 L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour in Denver’s Historic Belcaro & Bonnie Brae Neighborhoods this November 16 and 17

DENVER (Oct. 18, 2018)   The 2018 L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour returns this holiday season to Denver’s historic Belcaro and Bonnie Brae neighborhoods. This much anticipated two-day tour takes place Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Six magnificent homes will be beautifully decorated for the holidays by the metro area’s most accomplished florists and table designers.

This popular fundraising event, now known as one of Denver’s signature holiday events, benefits Central City Opera and is organized by the Central City Opera Guild.  For more than 40 years, L’Esprit de Noël has invited tour guests to see private homes of architectural interest decorated for the holiday season.

Each home on the Tour will be lavishly decorated by one of Denver’s premier floral and tabletop designers. Floral designers participating this year include Birdsall and Co, City Floral, Flower Power, Plum Sage Flowers, Swanky Bastard and The Tended Thicket. Table Designers in this year’s tour are City Floral, Dwell Antiques, Homebody, T is for Table, The Lark and The Tended Thicket.

Sponsors of the 2018 L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour include The City of Glendale, Dan Fead of LIV Sotheby’s & Pamela Todd of Megastar Financial, AssuredPartners Colorado, Boa Construction, Inc., as well as media sponsors The Denver Post, Colorado Expression, The Villager Newspaper and Bonnie Brae Living.

This year, guests can purchase tickets to a new, fun and interactive event at Shaver-Ramsey Fine & Custom Rugs on Thursday, November 15 – the L’Esprit de Noël Kick-off Party. The Kick-off Party will feature an esteemed panel of interior design experts, a holiday-themed floral workshop, delicious fare and a few surprises guests won’t want to miss. Tickets are $80 on the L’Esprit de Noël website and through Central City Opera at centralcityopera.org/lesprit.

Tickets for the Home Tour are available in advance for $28 through Central City Opera at centralcityopera.org/lesprit or by calling 303-292-6700 and for $30 at local King Soopers stores. Tickets also will be available for purchase at the door for $30. For more information, please visit lesprithometour.com.

Proceeds from the L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour support Central City Opera, including its annual professional summer Opera Festival, the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program, the preservation and maintenance of the historic Opera House and 27 additional historic properties in Central City, and its education and community engagement programs. These programs serve more than 80,000 people each year through performances in schools, community centers, senior residences and theaters.

About the Central City Opera Guild (CCOG)

The Central City Opera Guild was established in 1974 to assist Central City Opera, the fifth-oldest opera company in the United States, with historic preservation, education, cultural and social events, and fundraising. The Guild’s many programs include: Take a Child to the Opera Days, the Opera House Gardens, Victorian home preservation, apprentice artist support and opera preview dinners. For more information, please visit centralcityopera.org/guild.

About Central City Opera

Founded in 1932 with roots going back to the mid-1800s, Central City Opera (CCO) is entrenched in Colorado’s rich history and the history of performing arts in the United States and abroad. CCO is the fifth oldest professional opera company in the country and is renowned for its exquisite world-class productions, competitive and robust young artist training program, and creative educational and community engagement activities. Its annual summer festival, only 35 miles west of Denver, takes place at 8,500 feet above sea level in the Colorado mountain town of Central City, where the company owns and maintains 29 Victorian-era properties, including the intimate 550-seat jewel box opera house built in 1878. Central City Opera serves more than 42,000 students, families and seniors throughout Colorado and Wyoming with educational year-round programming, including live performances, workshops and residencies. In conjunction with the town of Central City, Colorado, the organization is focused on attracting diverse audiences to the town by offering a multitude of rich cultural experiences with a long-term goal of establishing a destination arts district. For information, visit www.centralcityopera.org or follow CCO on Facebook, Instagram (@ccityopera) and Twitter (@ccityopera). Use the hashtag #CentralCityOpera to engage.

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