Tour Information

Tickets

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

If you purchase your tickets online, please print your purchase receipt as you will need it in order to pick up your tickets. Ticket pick up will be held at the St. Andrew’s Church Parish Centre (53 Reynolds Street, Oakville).

Ticket Pick-Up Dates & Times:

Saturday, November 18th – 12:00-4:00pm
Tuesday, November 21st – 2:00-4:00pm
Wednesday, November 22nd – 5:00-7:00pm
Saturday, November 25th – 12:00-4:00pm
Tuesday, November 28th – 2:00-4:00pm
Wednesday, November 29th – 2:00-4:00pm
Thursday, November 30th – 5:00-7:00pm
Friday, December 1st – 2:00-4:00pm
Saturday, December 2nd – Starting At 8:30am

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 renderings of each house on the tour, as well as a map to help direct you to the houses. 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

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 cameras of any kind are 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 church property.

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

Getting Around

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. Also note, the map 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

All homes on the Saturday tour will open at 9:30am and will close promptly at 4:00pm. There are no exceptions.

Tea Room

St. Andrew’s Church will be decorated for Christmas, so guests are welcome to drop in for a viewing. In addition, the St. John’s Bible, an extraordinary work of art will be on display. The Parish Centre (53 Reynolds), next door, will host a Tea Room from 9:30am to 4:00pm. Ample parking is available.

Ticket holders may visit the Tea Room only once during their tour. Baked goods and refreshments will be served.

Washrooms

Visitors are not permitted to use the washrooms in homes. Washroom facilities are available at the Parish Centre (53 Reynolds).

Children

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.

 


 

If you’d like more information or have any questions please reach out to us at oakvillehousetour@gmail.com and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s St. Andrew’s Christmas House Tour!