Refreshments, Christmas music and a exhibit of art by well-known local artists enhance the experience, along with trolleys that take you from home to home. You can also walk or drive if you prefer.
Christmas in the Quarter is this Sunday from 2-6 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 per person. You can purchase them online at www.qqumc.org, by calling 501.375.1600 or on the day of the event. Those wanting to take the trolley should meet at the Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church at 1:30 p.m.
The homes on the tour are The Kirby House, The Robinwood Bed and Breakfast, The Holtzman-Vinsonhaler House, The Reichardt House and The Ault House.
Proceeds from Christmas in the Quarter go to benefit the Quapaw Quarter UMC and its many outreach programs:
-Community Breakfast serves 150 healthy, balanced plates to the poor, homeless and folks in our own neighborhood every Sunday morning at 9 a.m.
-Stone Soup serves a meal every Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. to 120-140 guests.
-The Food Pantry passes out a bag of groceries twice a month to 10,000 people a year. It also offers clothing and backpacks. This service is available on the first and third Tuesdays of every month except August, from 1:00-3:00 in the afternoon.
-The Pet Food Ministry is an offshoot of the Food Pantry and passes out bags of cat and dog food to 60 clients a month on the third Tuesday of every month from 1:00-3:00.
-HeARTwork is the arts mission of the church. Quapaw's large, window-lined rooms on various floors throughout the building are ideal for this mission, which offers outreach-minded artists studios at reduced rent in exchange for their own art-related mission projects.