2023 Tour Information


Purchase your tickets before Nov. 1 and save!

Live or Virtual Tour: $30* ($35 after Nov. 1)

Both Tours: $50* ($60 after Nov. 1)

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*Plus online processing fees

Tour Details

Live tour tickets include a self-guided tour of five fabulously decorated homes in Greater Akron on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 12 to 5 p.m. Virtual tour tickets include an intimate video tour of seven homes that you can view as many times as you'd like for the entire weekend of Dec. 9-10. Check back soon for details about this year's stunning homes!

For the first time, sponsors are also invited to the private pre-tour Patron Party at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 5 to 9 p.m., where they will enjoy catered food and beverages. Sponsors will receive a complimentary ticket to tour the property as part of the 2023 Deck the Hall Tour, with the added bonus of skipping the lines by beginning the tour at an exclusive Sugar Plum entrance. The Patron Party is limited to 200 guests this year, and we expect to reach that number quickly. We encourage you to submit your sponsorship early to reserve your tickets for this can't-miss event of the holiday season. 

Please note: All guests will receive an email on the day of the live tour with a link to the online tour guide and home locations. A limited number of printed tour guides will be available at each home.

Building a Better Future for Akron's LGBTQ+ Community

As the signature fundraiser of the Gay Community Endowment Fund, all proceeds from the Sugar Plum Tour remain in Greater Akron to benefit your community. 

Since 2005, GCEF has reinvested more than $750,000 into programs that positively impact the local LGBTQ+ community and Greater Akron as a whole. 

Recent grants have:
  • Expanded outreach efforts to aging LGBTQ+ adults
  • Provided gender-affirming health care services for LGBTQ+ youth
  • Supported LGBTQ+ youth homelessness programs

Learn more about the Gay Community Endowment Fund.