The 38th annual Lakewood Home Festival is this weekend. Sure, it’s cold outside. But if you’re not bundling up to brave the weather, here’s what you’re missing:

You’re also missing out on the chance to raise fund for local schools.

Lakewood Home Festival raises money for Lakewood Elementary, L. J. Long Middle School and Woodrow Wilson High School. Last year alone, it raised more than $140,000.

Last night was the Pearls & Prohibition speakeasy-themed auction party, presented by Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, at the Belo Mansion.

Today and tomorrow, Nov. 15 and 16, is the home tour, presented by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, and the Holiday Market & Café, sponsored by Ebby Lakewood from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The Saturday/Sunday ticket, which allows visitors to tour the homes one or both days, is $15.

The market is located inside Lakewood Elementary School, 3000 Hillbrook Street. The café features food trucks and live music behind the school on Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The Holiday Market & Café is included in the price, or can be accessed for $5 without a home tour ticket.

The candlelight tour of homes, sponsored by Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, will take place tonight from 6-8 p.m. During the candlelight tour guests can meet the homeowners and socialize in the homes over a glass of wine. The Saturday evening candlelight tour is $25.

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