Child Advocates of Fort Bend Announces 2023 Christmas Home Tour Dates

Jim McClellan, representing Presenting Sponsor Fred and Mabel R. Parks Foundation, and Child Advocates of Fort Bend CEO Ruthanne Mefford are excited to announce the 32nd annual Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s Christmas Home Tour to be held on Friday, December 8th and Saturday, December 9th.

This event began 32 years ago as a fundraiser to keep Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s (CAFB) doors open. A group of volunteers opened their homes, decorated for Christmas, baked cookies and charged admission. The tour was a success and has since become a Fort Bend County holiday tradition.

“We have lots of fun things in store for our guests,” stated Child Advocates of Fort Bend Events Specialist Tarina Sheridan. “We offer unique sponsorship opportunities, and new this year, we will be featuring beautiful sparkly butterfly ornaments for purchase. You can expect live entertainment by local musicians, homemade refreshments and back by popular demand, our festive holiday t-shirts, unique to CAFB. Tickets are $35 and go on sale November 1st. Tickets, ornaments and t-shirts can be purchased on our website at”

The Christmas Home Tour welcomes more than 1,800 guests over the two days in some of Fort Bend’s most beautiful neighborhoods, including homes in Imperial, Sweetwater and Sienna! They will all be beautifully decorated for Christmas ranging in styles that will compete for your personal favorite.

More than 700 volunteers will help as hosts in the homes, serve as entertainers or by baking delicious cookies. This is a spirited community event, but most importantly, it is a fundraiser which supports programs and services that benefit the children served by Child Advocates of Fort Bend. In 2022, the agency served 3,833 children and families. Support of this event is essential to helping abused and neglected children in our community.

Sponsorships of $425 to $10,000 are now available. Please consider joining as a sponsor. It is a delightful event for a worthy cause. To become a sponsor or for more information, please contact Tarina at