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Holly & Ivy Home Tour - Fri. Dec. 6 and Sat. Dec. 7

Friday, December 6 2019
11:00AM - 4:00PM

Holly & Ivy Home Tour - Fri. Dec. 6 and Sat. Dec. 7
Salisbury House & Gardens
4025 Tonawanda Drive, Des Moines, IA 50312
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Salisbury House Foundation    515-274-1777
Event Details


Holly & Ivy Holiday Home Tour

Friday, December 6
Saturday, December 7

11 am - 4 pm 

Standard $20 / Members $18 / Children 6-12 $5 (ages 5 and under free)
Please check in at Salisbury House to receive your tour ticket. 
A reservation list will be maintained for pre-purchased tickets.

Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable to other events or tours. 

Please Note: Salisbury House cannot guarantee the authenticity of tickets purchased from any other re-seller (such as individuals). Tickets purchased through these sources may not be valid and you would be refused admission without refund.


Salisbury House welcomes you to join us for the holidays during our annual Holly & Ivy home tour fundraising event. Tour the grand 1920s estate adorned at its holiday best as each room will be decorated by the finest local interior designers, florists, and home furnishing stores. Treat yourself to a holiday truffle from Crème Cupcake while you enjoy live holiday music on the Salisbury House custom Steinway piano. Don't miss a visit from Santa on Saturday!

In addition to Salisbury House, the Holly & Ivy Home Tour will showcase two private estates that will be open both Friday and Saturday from 11 am – 4 pm. The beautiful historic Bergman Mansion on Grand Avenue in Des Moines will amaze you with its history, architecture and lovely holiday decor courtesy of Miller Design Group. A short drive to the picturesque gated community of Bella Strada in Johnston will provide a rare opportunity to tour this stunning Cape Cod inspired 8,000 square foot home. The homeowners collaborated with Kenilworth House with the interior design.

Directions and addresses to the private estates will be provided on the event tour ticket. During the two days of the event, guests are required to check into Salisbury House first to pick up or purchase their tour ticket. All three locations may be toured at your convenience over the two days. Tour locations will be checked off on your ticket upon arrival to each estate.

Thank you to the amazing designers for this year's event!

A Home Above
Bella Flora Event Design
Eden + Gray Interiors
Green Door Home Staging
Kenilworth House
Miller Design Group
Neat Method
Restoration Harmony
Shelly Sarver Designs
Texturious Designs
The Finishing Touchez
Vintage Love Rentals
West Elm
White Willow Events


Please Note: Photography is strictly prohibited in the private estates. Non-flash photography is allowed inside Salisbury House. No food or beverages are allowed to be brought inside any of the tour locations. Strollers and backpacks are not allowed in any of the tour locations. Contact Salisbury House Foundation with any questions 515-274-1777.













AdelmanDean Group
Bankers Trust
Farmers Mutual Hail of Iowa
Kemin Industries
Merrilee and David Lundquist


Thank you for your support! Proceeds from this event enable Salisbury House to fulfill its mission by increasing community access to art, culture, and heritage, educating community members and student groups, engaging visitors in unique cultural experiences and preserving cultural resources for future generations.