Tour Information

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased through our website or in-store at one of our local retail locations (listed on the right under Buy Tickets). 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 St. Andrew’s Church Parish Centre. Purchasers of the Candlelight Tour + Reception will have their tickets hand delivered. Please check back for ticket pick up dates and times.

Entry to the houses is by ticket only. Purchase receipts will not be accepted. Please make sure you pick up your ticket prior to starting your tour.

Friday evening tour and reception tickets are not available in stores. This limited number of tickets are only available by emailing oakvillehousetour@gmail.com.

Friday evening tour tickets will be delivered to the purchaser.

Tickets will provide descriptions and renderings of each house on the tour, as well as a map. Some homes are close enough to walk between, while others will require driving.

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.

Umbrellas and strollers must be left outside.

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

No food or drink allowed (including open water bottles).

In the interest of others, please place your mobile on vibrate and avoid speaking on your phone while in the houses.

Refrain from touching anything in the houses.

Smoking is not permitted on any home or church property.

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.

The length of the tour will depend on various factors but generally, it should take approximately four hours to complete.

House Tour Hours

All homes on the Saturday tour will close promptly at 4pm. 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. The Parish Centre, 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.

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!