This holiday season, you can take a tour of a more than 100-year-old mansion with some pretty impressive Christmas decorations.
Built in 1886, the Stetson Mansion is the largest and most spectacular "Gilded Age" residence ever built in Florida before 1900 according to its website.
It's a private residence that is lived in, but welcomes guests this time of year with over the top elegant holiday decorations.
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.
The tour lasts 75 minutes and reservations are required.
The cost is $27 + tax for adults, and $15 for those under 22 years old. However, note that the mansion is not recommended for infants and toddlers.
Holiday tours run daily through January 15.