By Gloria Niec

What possesses people to start shopping for holiday decorations in June or even earlier? Those who truly enjoy decorating and making people smile.

Once again, the Holiday Home Tour and Winter Wonderland is being led by the courageous duo of Debi Jackson and Dorie Moyer, joined by Sandi Kensil and Rita Roberts helping to create a “Be Merry” Shopping experience!

All these ladies are almost permanently sprinkled with glitter and at least one or two rooms in their homes have been taken over by holiday stuff. Holiday decorating is one of their passions…along with the spirit to do good for others.

This year…the tour, celebrating 20 years…will feature over 15 decorated homes…you heard that right…15 homes. People are truly celebrating this anniversary. And then there’s the matter of the Winter Wonderland…I don’t know what Debi and Dorie are cooking up…but they just start glowing when they talk about how they are going to transform Celebration Town Hall into a Winter Wonderland. I am going to be as surprised as you when walking into the room, but based on the last two years, I believe we are all going to be blown away.

Gracious friends of the Celebration Foundation are decorating trees and tables. They will all be featured in the Winter Wonderland and will be available for you to bid on to take home. We will also have Cash and Be Merry Shop to help you decorate your home or give gifts for the holidays. The proceeds benefit the programs of the Celebration Foundation and the people we serve.
If you have been on the tour in the past, you know that it is a wonderful way to start the Holiday Season.

Tickets are on sale now and are only $20.00. Tickets for the sneak preview VIP event on Friday, November 30 at 6:00 are $25.00 and separate from the Home Tour. Tickets are available at the Celebration Foundation, Celebration Town Hall at 851 Celebration Avenue, by calling 407-566-1234 or online by visiting