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Stetson Mansion Christmas Spectacular
January 15, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
River of Lakes Heritage Corridor
8th Annual “Christmas Spectacular!”
A Central Florida Holiday Tradition
YOUTH 6-22 $15+TAX
5 AND UNDER FREE
This Event Is Ongoing From 11/15 Through Jan 15. We Only Feature It A Few Times On The Fshp Calendar For Reference.
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’s first and second floors. 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.
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 style cottage featuring a soaring 15 ft ceiling.