The Neighborhood Church’s Yule Parlor Parade & Homes Tour

For the last 56 years the Neighborhood Church has been presenting the Yule Parlor Parade.  This year it will be held on Friday & Saturday, December 7 & 8, 2012.  The Home Tour itself is from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and the Tea and Boutique is held in the Fellowship Hall from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

Each year a selection of beautiful home are chosen and decorated in a unique manner for Christmas.  This year’s tour  includes stunning Palos Verdes Peninsula homes and the historical Haggarty Mansion.  The homes have different themes such as: “Christmas Brunch,” “Christmas Day” and “Celebrate Christmas.”  Each home has its own special charm, and is totally decorated to its theme.  Proceeds from The Neighborhood Church’s Yule Parlor Parade are donated to South Bay charities.

At the Christmas Tea, you can sit and listen to music while enjoying tea, sandwiches and cookies (which will put you in the Christmas spirit).   The patio is prepared for outdoor seating if weather permits and you can visit the boutiques which are steps away.  The boutiques offer vintage items that have been created by church members and there is even a Bake Shop with homemade goodies.

The first buildings on the tour is, of course, the historic Haggarty Mansion which is the home of The Neighborhood Church.  Tours are given each half hour and you can walk through this beautiful historical building while learning its story.

Ticket prices are $30 if you order before December 6th and then the price is $35 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased directly from the Church at 415 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates, or you can go online to or order by phone (310) 378-9353.  A map with addresses of the homes on tour will be included with all tickets.  You can only wear flat shoes – no high heels.  They request no cell phones/pictures on tour properties. Children under 12 will not be admitted.

Photo courtesy of the Neighborhood Church