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USA Today’s

10Best Holiday Home Tours in America

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9th Annual "Christmas Spectacular!"

A Central Florida Holiday Tradition

Come Home For Christmas

Nov 15, 2019 - Jan 15, 2020

reservations required 

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

General Booking will open by Sept 2nd

Regular Tour Schedule:  

10:30,1:30, 5:00 DAILY

(Sunday Mornings Excluded)

9:30, 3:15, 7pm on select days in December

Adults $27+tax

Youth 1-22 $15+tax  

Free Parking

Free Chocolate Covered strawberry at the Chocolate Shop in downtown DeLand

Tour length: 75 minutes

Not recommended for infants and toddlers

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

Reservations are Required. We do not accept credit cards at the door.

Tickets are transferable and can be re-sold. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. There is a $3 per ticket processing fee.

The tour involves steps and there is no elevator. No high heels or photography please. Please bring cash for gifts and gratuities.

Our Gift shop accepts cash only.

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

Different designs every year  

In 2019 USA Today’s 10Best named the Stetson Mansion Holiday Home Tour #1 in Florida and #5 in the nation.

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. The tours this time of year are all about the meaning of Christmas, not the Stetson history.  Each year 10 rooms in the mansion are embellished with new elaborate designer decorations and 24 nativities from around the world. Decorations are new and different each year. Room themes for 2019 will be announced later this year. 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 including the owner’s private suite. Guides will detail the inspiration of the Christmas decorations and share a few historic highlights of the mansion and the current owners.  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 gift shop does not accept credit cards.

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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.

General Booking will open Sept 2nd

Tickets are final sale

all tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

they are transferable and can be resold

Adults   $27+tax

 Ages 1-22  $15+tax

5 & under  Free  

Not recommended for infants and toddlers

75 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



    West Volusia Tourism

    Vist Florida

    Balsam Hill at the Stetson Mansion: