Traditions of Holidays Past Come to Life at Historic McFarland House

November 28, 2022

Holly Goertzen

  • Open house events set for first two weekends of December, featuring traditional Victorian décor and homemade treats

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON – Nestled along the scenic Niagara Parkway is Niagara Parks’ oldest heritage property, McFarland House. Lovingly decorated in traditional holiday splendor by the Garden Club of Niagara, visitors are invited to step back in time to experience an authentic Victorian Christmas over the first two weekends of December.

Located at 15927 Niagara Parkway, McFarland House has stood for over two centuries as a monument to the impeccable demeanor, good taste and gracious living that epitomizes the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Built at the turn of the 19th century by Scotsman John McFarland, the home was used as a military hospital during the War of 1812 by both the Americans and the British.

McFarland House Heritage Christmas and Annual Rotary Holiday House Tour

December 2 – 4 and December 10 – 11, 2022
Daily from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

McFarland House is a prominent stop along the annual Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Holiday House Tour (SOLD OUT), while also hosting its own Heritage Christmas open house. Experience an authentic Victorian Christmas decorated with handmade period décor, courtesy of the Garden Club of Niagara. A true delight for all the senses, enjoy original recipe mulled cider or hot chocolate and homemade Christmas cookies, available for purchase each weekend.

General admission applies; reservations not required. For more information, please visit niagaraparks.com/mcfarland.

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