"Christmas Spectacular!"

Holiday Home Tour

A Central Florida Holiday Tradition

Nov 15 - Jan 15   

10:30, 1:30, 5:00 DAILY, EXCLUDING SUNDAY MORNINGS.

reservations required

(Reservation for 1-4 guests will open on September 15th)

Adults   $25+tax ($26.63)

 Ages 6-22  $15+tax (15.98)

5 & under    free  

Not recommended for infants and toddlers

75-90 minutes

Special Bonus: Come for a Christmas tour and then come back free unlimited times Feb-Sept 2018 for a regular tour when you bring a paying guest!

CASH ONLY

FREE PARKING

We must keep this year a secret but take a peak at 2017 in the video below!

“Layers of elegant, thoughtful detail made me smile and cry.
You can’t help having an emotional experience.” - Tripadvisor

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 !

This event is not recommended for infants or toddlers.

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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 adorn the Mansion. A few of this years room themes will be: "A Victorian Christmas and The 200 Anniversary of the Bicycle," "Arrival of the Christ Child,"  "A Tribute to Elves," "Snowbabies," "Friends of Stetson," "A Salute to the Five Branches of Service," "A Stetson Prairie Christmas" and "Pretty as a Peacock."   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.

The tour involves steps and there is no elevator. No high heels or photography please.

"Christmas Spectacular!"

Nov 15 - Jan 15   

10:30, 1:30, 5:00 daily, excluding Sunday mornings.

Reservations are Required for all tours.

Adults   $25+tax ($26.63)

 Ages 6-22  $15+tax (15.98)

5 & under    free  

Not recommended for infants and toddlers

75-90 minutes

Special Bonus: Come for a Christmas tour and then come back free unlimited times Feb-Sept 2018 for a regular tour when you bring a paying guest!

CASH ONLY

Free Parking

 

 Christmas Sponsors

This year we are proud to partner with the following companies who have helped enhance the beautiful Christmas spirit at the Mansion:

    Green Valley Christmas Trees

    Balsam Hill

    Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe

    Shaw Lake Farms

    Athens Theater

    Barberville Pioneer Settlement

    Vision Wine and Spirits