The Central City Opera Guild is a member organization devoted to supporting Central City Opera, a true Colorado treasure.  Since 1932 the company has presented a summer opera festival in its restored 1878 Opera House located in the historic gold mining town of Central City.  The Guild was established in 1974 and those pioneering women created L’Esprit de Noël as their signature fundraising event.  All funds raised by L’Esprit de Noël support Central City Opera programs, including the summer festival, the Bonfils-Stanton Artists Training Program, the historic preservation of properties in Central City, and its education and community engagement programs.


Denise Sanderson, Chair

Edie Bell, Guild President

Margaret Baker, Heather Brecl, Liz Clarke, Melinda Couzens

Dan DeBacco. Christina Dinegar, Suzie Erzinger, Sara Francois 

Nancy Hemming, Jenaveve Linabary, Susan McCann, Ericka McDaniel

Vicki McFarlane, Anne McGonagle, Melissa Rick, Karen Ritz

Antonette Smith, Susan Stiff, Diane Sweat, Kathy Terry, Kathy Wells 

Presenting Sponsor
Coldwell Banker Devonshire

Gold Sponsors
Barbara H. Ferguson

City of Glendale

Silver Sponsors
Kristin and Jim Bender

Land Title Guarantee Company

Bronze Sponsors
Suzie and Marty Erzinger

Karen and Andrew Ritz

Denise and Jim Sanderson

Media Sponsors
Colorado Expression Magazine

The Denver Post
The Villager Newspaper

The Hilltop Sundial

Congratulations to the 2017 L'Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour first place winner City Floral Garden Center and second place winner The Tended Thicket!

Remember to support all of our floral and table designers including Birdsall & Co. The Garden Boutique, BOUQUETS, Dwell Antiques & Home, Flower Power, The Lark and Lulu's Furniture & Decor.  

Thank you to all who supported the tour this year!


​“Oh there’s no place like home for the holidays,

‘Cause no matter how far away you roam,
If you want to be happy in a million ways,
For the holidays, You can’t beat home, sweet home.” 

These familiar lyrics capture the spirit of L’Esprit de Noël, Central City Opera Guild’s holiday home tour, now in its 41st year. We hope that this tour of five architecturally diverse homes in the Cranmer Park/Hilltop neighborhood helped put you in the holiday spirit and gave you new ideas to make your homes ready for the holiday season.

We are forever grateful to our homeowners for lending us their homes for this tour. We also appreciate our Presenting Sponsor, Coldwell Banker Devonshire, for their continued support. We very much appreciate the support of the other sponsors, donors, advertisers and volunteers who make the tour happen each and every year.

2017 Holiday Home Tour