8th Annual “Christmas Spectacular!”
Holiday Home Tour
A Central Florida Holiday Tradition
Nov 15, 2018 – Jan 15, 2019
Regular Tour Schedule:
10:30, 1:30, 5:00 DAILY
(Sunday Mornings Excluded)
ADDITIONAL TOURS IN DECEMBER AT 3:15 OR 7:00 MAY BE POSTED IF REQUESTED BY GROUPS 16+ AND WHEN CAPACITY DEMANDS
Each tour guided tour has limited tickets, similar to theater tickets. Tickets are final sale. Be certain you can attend before you order.
ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-EXCHANGEABLE.
THEY ARE TRANSFERABLE AND CAN BE RESOLD
YOUTH 6-22 $15+TAX
Please Purchase Adult Tix For Children When “Unavailable” Is Displayed. You Will Receive an $11 Refund For Each Child Presented for Check In. (Please bear with us. We discovered that our booking system failed to deduct child ticket sales from the total “remaining”)
AGE 6-22 – FREE 5 AND UNDER
Not recommended for infants and toddlers
FREE CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRY AT THE CHOCOLATE SHOP IN DOWNTOWN DELAND
Different designs every year
The Victorians started our modern Christmas traditions like gift giving and Christmas trees, so what’s better than seeing Christmas in one of the Victorian homes where it all started? The Stetson Mansion had one of the first trees ever illuminated with electric lights. That’s what you get when Thomas Edison is your bff !
The Stetson Mansion is a spectacular Victorian “Gilded Age” residence built in 1886 with all its original rich architectural details. It is a home and not a museum of any kind. Each year’s decorations are always different. Designer decorations from around the world will adorne the mansion’s first and second floors. Room themes for 2018 will be Angels We Have Heard on High, Oh Little Town of Bethleham, Let There Be Peace on Earth (A Tribute to our Miltary,) We Three Kings, It came Upon A Midnight Clear, Pretty as a Peacock, The Magic of Christmas and A Stetson Christmas. Visitors will be guided through the first and second floors of the home by a knowledgeable tour guide providing lively commentary as holiday music from the baby grand player piano wafts in the background. The owner/designer might stop in to say hello to your group.
These enchanting tours include the 3 main bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and the secret master closet. Guides share the details of the decorations and historic highlights of the mansion including the inspiring story of the current owners extensive restoration. Just when you think you have seen it all you are then treated to a visit into the original schoolhouse which has since been converted to a Zen like cottage featuring a soaring 15 ft ceiling. The school house might offer a few gift ideas including a picture book featuring Christmas designs by JT Thompson.