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USA Today’s 2018

10Best Holiday Home Tours in America

Stetson Mansion’s 9th Annual

Christmas Spectacular!

A Central Florida Holiday Tradition

“Come Home For Christmas”

Nov 15, 2019 - Jan 15, 2020

reservations required 

Holiday Tour Schedule:  

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

(Sunday Mornings Excluded)

3:15, 7pm on select days in December

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

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

Tour length: 75 minutes

Adults $27+tax

Youth 1-22 $15+tax 

Free Parking

There is a $3 per ticket processing fee.

{Groups: get 1 free for every 15 paid. The 16th is free. Email us at Tours@stetsonmansion.com after purchase and request refund. If you are tax exempt please send us a copy of your certificate by us mail, not email to request tax refund.}

Free Chocolate Covered strawberry at the Chocolate Shop in downtown DeLand

Tickets are transferable or can be re-sold.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Not recommended for infants and toddlers

The tour involves steps and there is no elevator. Many guests do tour just the first floor. No high heels or photography please. Please bring cash for gifts and gratuities.

Gift Shop

We have a small gift shop. Our gift shop takes only cash and checks.

“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, #5 in the nation.

The 1886 Stetson Mansion is the largest and most spectacular "Gilded Age" residence ever built in Florida before 1900. The grand Victorian mansion has had all of its original rich architectural details restored.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 Florida’s most historic home, but it is not a museum. It is a private residence that is lived in and welcomes guests this time of year with over the top elegant adult holiday decorations. We offer history tours between Feb-Sept but the tours this time of year are all about the meaning of Christmas, almost no Stetson history.

 Each year 10 rooms in the mansion are embellished with all new elaborate designer decorations and 24 nativities from around the world. Decorations are different each year. This year’s room themes include A Woodland Escape, Pretty As A Peacock, A Blue Christmas, Cardinal Conclave, Stetson Country Christmas, Life Is Wonderful, Hero’s Tribute, A Trip to the Pole, and A Santa Convention. 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 tour include all the rooms on the ground floor and the 3 bedrooms on the second floor (including the owner’s bedroom, bathroom and closet.) Guides will detail the inspiration and meaning of the Christmas decorations and share a few historic highlights of the mansion and the current owners who saved and restored the estate.  Just when you think you have seen it all you are then treated to a visit into the original School House which has since been converted to a Zen like guest cottage featuring a soaring 15 ft Polynesian 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, just cash and checks.


The Stetson Mansion is not a public museum. There is no public or private funding, no tax breaks and it is not staffed by volunteers. The estate is preserved and opened to the public solely by your support. Thank you for helping us to preserve our heritage!

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"Christmas Spectacular!"

Nov 15 - Jan 15   

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

(3:15 and 7:00 on select days will be added after Thanksgiving)

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   $27+tax

 Ages 1-22  $15+tax

$3 booking fee per ticket

Not recommended for infants and toddlers

75 minutes

Free Parking

{Groups: 1 free for every 15 paid. Purchase tickets and email us at info@stetsonmansion.com for refund.}

 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

    Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe

    Shaw Lake Farms



    West Volusia Tourism

    Visit Florida

    Balsam Hill at the Stetson Mansion