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8th Annual "Christmas Spectacular!"

A Central Florida Holiday Tradition

“The Magic of Christmas”

Nov 15, 2018 - Jan 15, 2019

reservations required 

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 guided tour time has limited tickets, similar to theater tickets.


Adults $25+tax

Youth 6-22 $15+tax  

Age 6-22 - Free 5 and under

Not recommended for infants and toddlers

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. They are transferable and can be re-sold.

75-90 minutes

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

FREE PARKING

Free Chocolate Covered strawberry at the Chocolate Shop in downtown DeLand

We offer discounts for Groups of 16 or more. Click Group Info

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

Different designs every year  

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.

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 !

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.

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"Christmas Spectacular!"

Nov 15 - Jan 15   

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

Reservations are Required for all tours.

Tickets are final sale

all tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

they are transferable and can be resold

Adults   $25+tax

 Ages 6-22  $15+tax

5 & under  Free  

Not recommended for infants and toddlers

75-90 minutes

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:

Miller Lights Inc

    Green Valley Christmas Trees

    Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe

    Shaw Lake Farms

    Vision Wine and Spirits

  Spectrum

    Comcast

    West Volusia Tourism

    Vist Florida

    Balsam Hill at the Stetson Mansion: