Tickets for the Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s 23rd Annual Vacation Home Tour are selling out fast – and some time slots are already sold out.
On the popular tour, guests can view “six beautiful seasonally decorated homes, visit local historical and cultural sites, sample complimentary tastings at three featured wineries, and enjoy specially priced lunches and dinners,” organizers said.
Interior design, architecture and seasonal decorations come together each year for Rotary fundraising. All proceeds support NOTL Rotary’s local and international charitable causes.
General Day Tour tickets will provide access to all six houses anytime from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3.
Early bird tickets are on sale now for $40. After November 18, prices go up to $45. Eventbrite fees are extra for all tickets.
The six homes featured on the tour are: 15526 Niagara Parkway, 265 Ricardo St., 28 Cottage St., 83 Shaw’s Lane, 95 Wall Rd. and 1354 York Rd.
This year, the Rotary Club will provide hourly updates on queue wait times via social media.
Additionally, several participating sites around the city, including the NOTL Museum, McFarland House, Pumphouse Arts Center and RiverBrink Art Museum, will be decked out for the holidays.
Peller is the tour’s platinum sponsor and will also be showcasing its various properties in the city, including Riverbend, which is new to the tour this year.
And once again, the McArthur family will open their John Street mansion for the ‘A Merry and Bright Christmas’ night tour.
Separate tickets are required for the McArthur tour.
The Rotary Club said the McArthur estate includes an “enchanted tour of the grounds and the first and second floors of the house, seasonal lights, live music, free sparkling wine and mulled cider, cookies, Santa and its elves, the Canine Manor, the reindeer stables, and more.
McArthur Tours will have four one-hour reserved time slots between 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on December 2 and 3.
Tickets are limited and still sell out quickly, organizers said.
Adults are $60, children ages five to 12 are $10, and children under five are free. Eventbrite fees are extra.
Tickets for both tours are sold online only through the Rotary Club website, niagaraonthelakerotary.ca/page/holiday-house-tour.
Customers are encouraged to bring their own masks and follow the latest COVID protocols.