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Sandpipers Holiday Homes Tour Friday-Sunday

New this year is a food and wine tasting at Bank of Manhattan.

The Sandpipers annual Holiday Homes Tour is here, featuring decorated homes, entertainment, wine tasting and shopping.
The Sandpipers annual Holiday Homes Tour is here, featuring decorated homes, entertainment, wine tasting and shopping.

Sandpipers' 21st Annual Holiday Homes Tour event, showcasing four distinctive South Bay homes, happens Friday through Sunday. In 2012, the event raised more than $84,000 for Sandpipers' philanthropic programs, according to a press release.

“Over the past 21 years, Holiday Homes Tour has become a festive tradition in the South Bay,” said Fundraising Vice President Dana Lupton. “Homeowners graciously open their beautiful and festively decorated homes, allowing us all a sneak peek behind the front door. It's a wonderful way to get in the holiday spirit and ring in the season!”

This year, Sandpipers' holiday boutique and cafe, which is free and open to the public and features local artisans and vendors, will be located at the Neptunian Woman’s Club at 920 Highland Ave. Holiday items and refreshments will be available for purchase. 

For home tour participants, Sandpipers is providing a free shuttle service. Homes on the tour are in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach.

On Saturday from noon-5 p.m., the tour will include The Bank of Manhattan Wine Tasting with Uncorked at the bank, 1419 Highland Ave. The wine tasting event, with food and wine available for purchase, will offer entertainment, food provided by Kincaids and panoramic unobstructed views. 

Tickets for the home tour can be purchased presale for $25 at www.sandpipers.org/events/hht or at the door for $30.

The event is expected to attract more than 3,000 patrons. Supporting sponsors for 2013 are Grow, Corner Bakery, Uncorked, Bank of Manhattan, South Bay Magazine and The Container Store.

Sandpipers is an all-volunteer organization that in 2012-2013 contributed more than $665,000 and thousands of community service hours to individuals and local non-profits, according to a press release. The organization is celebrating 82 years of service in the South Bay. 

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