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The College Hill neighborhood has a strong sense of community, and is home to many traditions and annual events.

This well attended December event is open to all residents and non-residents of College Hill. The thirty minute, heated, motor trolley tour involves a nighttime view of the famous College Hill Christmas lights and an interesting dialog by College Hill residents during the ride. Cookies and warm traditional drinks are usually available for everyone's enjoyment and sometimes even Santa shows up. The cost may vary, but it is usually about $8 per person and free for children less than three years of age. The Holiday Lights Trolley Tour always sells out, so it is a good idea to buy your tickets early. Residents often participate in this display by displaying luminaria lights on the curb, creating a unifying and beautiful display. Having the luminarias out the first weekend in December ensures our Trolley Tour guests get to see the magic.

Children from College Hill are invited each year to find Easter Eggs and candy that the Easter Bunny, who is there also, has "hidden" in the grass of College Hill Park. The Bunny leads all children on a parade that is a lot of fun for the kids and their families. This event generally lasts for about an hour in the afternoon and there is no charge.

The tour occurs in June of each year and involves numerous gardens at the homes of College Hill residents that have been made available for public viewing. The event is well attended and requires a $5 ticket for the entire tour that may be purchased at any of the tables at the entrance of each garden location. Signs lead interested persons to one of the gardens and map locations and information about all gardens are available with the purchase of each ticket. This is a pleasant walking tour or all gardens can be driven to. The tour generally combines dialog relating to the numerous architectural features of College Hill homes, sculpture, streetscapes and landscaping. The event can take as little as one hour or as much as four, depending on one's pace and interest.

Each month the pool is open a cookout and swim party is scheduled to enjoy this College Hill Amenity and hang out with your College Hill Friends 6:30pm-9pm. A donation of $5 buys dinner and swimming at the pool is included for the evening. The money raised allows us to buy chaise lounge chairs for the pool and extend the City schedule when possible.

This event occurs annually the 3rd Sunday in September from 4-6pm and provides all residents of College Hill an opportunity to get together after pool season and before the cold weather hits. Small fair type games are available, a bounce house is donated, a clown is on hand to blow up balloons. Good family fun is had by all. Burgers, hot dogs and other treats are for purchase and some local businesses donate refreshments. There is no charge for this event.

The Great College Hill Residential District has many traditions and events that are not official College Hill Neighborhood Association activities, but are fun, enjoyable and part of the culture of the area. Halloween Street, the St. James Oyster Feed, the Victory in the Valley Garage Sale, shopping along Douglas, playing tennis in College Hill Park, walking through the residential neighborhood, listening to jazz in Clifton Square, safely biking on the residential streets and park of College Hill, and eating at the many home owned and operated restaurants are a few of these traditions. Have fun.



Spring Meeting
March 20 • 7-8 p.m.
East Heights United Methodist

Easter Parade and Egg Hunt
April 1 • 3-4 p.m.
College Hill Park
Near courts

Garden and Arch Tour
June 9

Summer Meeting
June 19 • 7-8 p.m.
College Hill Pool
(Swimming for kids during meeting)

Fall Meeting
September 18 • 7-8 p.m.
East Heights United Methodist

Trolley Tour
December 10 • 5:30-9 p.m.
East Heights United Methodist

Winter Meeting
December 11 • 7-8 p.m.
East Heights United Methodist


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