Holiday House Tour

It's the 21st Annual

Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary
Holiday House Tour!
December 6 and 7, 2019 
       S O L D  O U T !      

And it’s bigger and better than before! 

There’s another VIP tour with even more surprises in store, the 225th Anniversary of St. Andrew’s Church, complimentary wine tastings,
extended viewing hours for the day tour, and much, much more!  



General Day Tour: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (extended hours) $30*
The Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake Annual Holiday House Tour features six beautiful homes seasonally decorated by professional designers, 4 local landmarks, the 225th-anniversary celebrations of St. Andrew's Church, three wineries offering complimentary wine tastings, and special luncheon offerings! It's the most attended house tour in the region!
*Plus Eventbrite handling fee.
VIP tickets =
General Day Tour + A Winter Wonderland evening tour.
Presented by The McArthur Family.
5 - 6:30 p.m. OR  7 - 8:30 p.m., Friday or Saturday night.

$60* before October 31/$70* after October 31.
*Plus Eventbrite handling fee.
The evening tour of the seasonally decorated, spectacular McArthur Estate, includes:
  • The first and second floors
  • Spacious third-floor guest suites
  • Complimentary sparkling wine
  • Complimentary warm beverages served outdoors
  • Magically illuminated estate grounds with Reindeer Stables, Santa’s Workshop and Canine Manor
  • Special gift
  • Carollers strolling through the grounds 
  • Nativity scene
Free admission for children 1-10 years with VIP ticket. 
Two starting points system in place to avoid wait times.




#NOTLwonderland   #NOTLHolidayHouseTour

Stay for the weekend! Choose from our VIP tour, the annual Candlelight Stroll sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, a Shaw Festival performance of 'A Christmas Carol', a winery tour, a fabulous meal, shopping, or a plethora of other activities, all amongst the beautiful, seasonally decorated town. 

Platinum Sponsor
To reduce single-use plastics, we are asking visitors to PLEASE bring your own shoe bags.
A Holiday House Tour souvenir reusable bag will be available for purchase for $2 (donations are always welcome).
Frequently Asked Questions:

Will there be long line-ups at the McArthur House? The McArthur Estate line-up will have divided entries this year to reduce wait times.

How does the tour work? Where do we start? This is a self-guided tour. You can start at any of the six main houses to get your wristband and your printed booklet with the map of sites. Once you have your wristband, you can view the sites in any order you wish. Many of the properties are close together and easily walkable if you are fully mobile, however, some distances will require a vehicle. There is plenty of parking in town and in the area but individual homes will have limited street parking so plan your route accordingly. There is a link to download a pdf of the booklet with the map on this page, so you have a starting point. 

Can I buy tickets at the event or at the NOTL Golf Club? This year, tickets are available ONLINE ONLY. There will only be information at the Golf Club Headquarters.

Is my General ticket valid for both days? YES, you can use your General ticket for both days between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm but please leave your wristband on. You may attend both days of the General Day Tour with your VIP ticket, but only one evening Winter Wonderland Tour at the specific time on your ticket.

How much are the VIP tickets? VIP tickets are $60* each if purchased on or before October 31st. After that date, they are $70*. The VIP price includes all the sites on the General Day Tour as well. There is one specific time for the evening VIP tour which will show on your ticket. 

*Plus Eventbrite handling fee.

Can I get into houses at 4:30 pm? The houses will close at 4:30 pm so you are advised to be at your last house of the day at least an hour prior. Sometimes line-ups can be long so it is better to get there early.

What's the refund policy? Sorry, but as all funds go to charities, we do not offer refunds.
Can I upgrade my General ticket to a VIP ticket? If you purchase General tickets but want to 'upgrade' just email us and we will refund your General Ticket purchase. Then, you can re-order the correct tickets. There are limited numbers of VIP tickets and they go fast, so don't hesitate!
Are there line-ups? Unfortunately, there are line-ups at some of the homes. This is a very popular event and we do our best to minimize line-ups but please allow 30 minutes at some of the houses. Sometimes changing the order of the homes from the listed order can help. 
Can I bring my pet? Sorry but there are no pets allowed in any of the homes.
What shoes should I wear? All houses have a 'shoes off' policy so it is advisable to wear shoes that slip on and off easily. Also, you will be standing for long periods so something comfortable is advised.
Can I take photos inside or outside the homes? Photography inside the homes is not allowed except for individuals who have received prior permission for marketing or news purposes. You may take photographs of the homes‘ exteriors. 
How and where do I enter the draw for door prizes? If you wish to enter to win the door prizes, there will be volunteers taking information electronically at each home. The door prizes are listed in the Holiday House Tour booklet. 
Enjoy the 21st Annual Holiday House Tour!!


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Thank you!

Tour Sponsors
Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Door Prize Sponsors
Tour Decorators
President's Message

Welcome to the 21st Annual Rotary Holiday House Tour!

Once again, we are showcasing distinctive homes and landmark destinations beautifully decorated for the season, as well as our special VIP evening event at The McArthur Estate entitled, “A Winter Wonderland.”

The Rotary Holiday House Tour has been a huge success over the years because of our generous homeowners, our talented and hard-working decorators, and hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers.

This year’s Rotary theme, ‘Rotary Connects the World’ asks Rotarians to strengthen and build the connections that allow generous people to unite and take meaningful action. Each day, our members pour their passion, integrity, and intelligence into completing projects that have a lasting impact. 

Through your continued support, each ticket sale helps to give us the means to achieve these goals. To date, the Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake has raised more than $1,000,000 toward making our world a better place both locally and internationally. To you, our supporters, we say a sincere, heartfelt Thank You!

Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a wonderful 21st Annual Rotary Holiday House Tour!!!

John Boot
President 2019 - 2020