About this Event
2022 Fourth Ward Holiday Sip & Stroll
+ Optional Holiday Home Tours w/upgraded ticket!
2022 Tour Dates and Times
Thursday, Dec 1st: 5-9 pm
Friday, December 2nd: 5-9 pm
Saturday, December 3rd: 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 beverage tastings (while they last), seasonal live music, Ride Charlotte golf cart rides, and carriage rides (Thurs/Fri Only) (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 include: Broken Shed Vodka, Be Refreshed Beverage Co., It’s Poppin’ Gourmet Kettle Korn, Muddy River Distillery, Petty Thieves Brewing Co., Potts Chocolate, Sea Level, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Woodford Reserve. Additional vendors announced soon! Follow us on social media (@fourthwardclt) for updates!
Hospitality partners offering a complimentary small bite or seasonal beverage at their neighborhood restaurants include: Poplar Tapas, Queen City Grounds, Pizzeria Sapienza and Summit Seltzery.
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 6 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 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).
TICKET INSTRUCTIONSUpon purchasing your ticket, you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite. Please check the receipt attached to your confirmation email, to confirm that you have purchased the correct ticket type. The body of the Eventbrite email is confusing! When you arrive at the tour, simply check in at the Ticket Booth at the corner of W. 9th & N. Poplar Streets. Please bring a printed or digital copy of your ticket with you; we will scan your ticket for contact-free check in. You will then receive your guidebook (required for touring) and you will be on your way! Tickets are non-refundable: Friends of Fourth Ward is a non-profit, volunteer-powered organization, and the Holiday Sip & Stroll is a fundraising event for the neighborhood and multiple charities, including: Crisis Assistance Ministry, McColl Center for Visual Art, Urban Ministry and more; for these reasons, we are unable to issue refunds on ticket purchases. However, if we are forced to cancel the tour due to worsening Covid conditions, we will refund ticket purchases, less ticketing fees. Thank you for understanding!
This event sells out well in advance every year, so buy your tickets early! Tour is rain or shine. The Holiday Sip & Stroll is presented by the Friends of Fourth Ward, with support from Gold Sponsors Allen Tate Center City, Charlotte Center City Partners, and Ride-Charlotte. Happy Holidays, and we look forward to seeing you!
Health & Safety Protocols
While we encourage all of our 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 if Covid conditions worsen, 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.
Are the carriages and tastings included in the price of my ticket?
A: Yes, all tour activities are included in the price of your ticket. Please note, however, that carriage rides will be unavailable on Saturday night, due to the big football game at the stadium, as the carriage company cannot access its staging/holding area. Ride-Charlotte golf cart rides will operate all 3 nights, however. Both transportation options are first-come, first-served.
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.
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 invade 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
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Historic Fourth Ward, W. 9th & N.Poplar Streets, Charlotte, United States
USD 30.00 to USD 60.00