About The Tour

TICKETS

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Tickets can be purchased online through our website (click on the Tickets tab) or in-store at one of our local retail locations. Tickets purchased in store can only be purchased by cash.


Online Ticket orders will need to pick up their ticket booklets at the St. Andrew's Church Parish Centre (53 Reynolds Street, Oakville) during one of our designated ticket pick up dates. Please print out your ticket purchase receipt and bring it with you to ticket pick up.


Entry to the houses is by ticket only. Purchase receipts will not be accepted. Please make sure you pick up your ticket at St. Andrew’s Church Parish Centre (53 Reynolds Street, Oakville) prior to starting your tour.


Tickets will provide descriptions and an image of each house on the tour. A map of the locations will be included in your ticket to help direct you to each house. The tour is self-guided.


Some homes are close enough to walk between, while others will require driving.


All children must have a ticket and be supervised at all times. The Tour is not appropriate for children under the age of 5. Discretion is advised.


All tickets are non-refundable.

HOUSE TOUR ETIQUETTE

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Visitors must remove boots or shoes at the front entranceway. (Consider wearing shoes/boots that are easy to slip on/off.) Bags will be provided at each home. Please no bare feet.


Umbrellas and strollers must be left outside the home.


No photography of any kind is permitted, including mobile phones, to respect the homeowners’ privacy.


No food or drink is allowed within the homes (including open water bottles).


In the interest of others, please place your mobile on silent or vibrate and avoid speaking on your phone while inside the homes.


Please refrain from touching anything in the homes.


Smoking is not permitted in any home or on church property.


Washrooms will not be available in the homes. Washroom facilities are available at the Parish Centre, 53 Reynolds Street.


All children must have a ticket and must not be left unattended. Because of possible lineups, the tour is not appropriate for young children. Discretion is advised.

GETTING AROUND

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The tour is self-directed.


Wait times to enter the homes may be minimized by creating your own route. Houses do not need to be visited in the order provided on the ticket. Note that the map in the ticket is not to scale.


Dress for cold weather in the case of longer wait times and for walking between some of the homes.


Please respect parking by-laws and do not block neighbouring driveways. 


We regret that we have no control over the Town of Oakville Parking Authority.

House Tour Hours

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All homes on Friday's Candlelight Tour will be open at 6:00pm and will close promptly at 9:00pm.


Doors will open on Saturday's Tour at 9:30am and will close promptly at 4:00pm. 


There are no exceptions.

The Tea Room Sponsored by Michela Mantle Real Estate

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As part of your ticket,  you are invited to The Tea Room Sponsored by Michela Mantle Real Estate. The Tea Room  is located in the St. Andrew’s Church Parish Centre (53 Reynolds Street) from 9:30am to 3:30pm on Saturday, December 7. 


Come in, sit down & enjoy some homemade cookies and a warm cup of coffee or tea. Enjoy our to-go station and take your coffee, tea and cookies as you make your way to the next house on the tour.


Try your luck at our raffle and win some great gifts!


Be sure not to miss the decorations in St. Andrew's Church.


Ticket holders may visit the Tea Room once during their tour.