The 19th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes

The volunteers of the Aylmer-Malahide Museum & Archives are pleased to announce that the Annual Christmas Tour of Homes will be returning in November of 2023 after a three-year hiatus. We’re so excited to show you what we have in store!

The 2023 Christmas Tour of Homes is scheduled for Friday, November 17ᵗʰ, from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and Saturday, November 18ᵗʰ, from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Tickets will be for sale in advance on this website, at 14 East St., or through participating retailers, and for sale during the tour itself at 14 East St. and at each of the four participating homes. Tickets will be for sale for $20 each.

Tour of Homes Logo

Date and Time
Friday, November 17ᵗʰ
4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, November 18ᵗʰ
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$20 each
Kids aged 12 and under free!

About the Tour of Homes

The Aylmer-Malahide Museum Volunteers' annual Christmas Tour of Homes began in 2001. This fundraiser was developed to benefit the museum's operation and raise awareness of local businesses. It is now a Christmas tradition for many locals and visitors from all over Ontario and beyond. Four unique, interesting and/or historical homes are chosen in the Aylmer Area. These homes are decorated for Christmas and then opened for participants to tour. This is a major fundraiser for the museum. Many volunteer hours and support from homeowners and local businesses go into making this an annual success.

Tickets to the 2023 Christmas Tour of Homes will be $20 each, or free for children 12 and under. They will be available for purchase in advance at the museum (14 East St.) or through participating retailers (to be determined). During the tour, tickets will be for sale at the museum or at each of the four participating homes.

Tickets reserved through the website will be available for pickup at the Aylmer-Malahide Museum & Archives at 14 East St., Aylmer. Tour-goers may choose to pick up tickets before the Tour of Homes begins, or may choose to start their tour at the museum to retrieve their tickets.

Check back here for online ticket sales closer to the Tour of Homes!

456 Talbot Street West

Home summary on the way!

80 South Street West

A craftsman-inspired home, constructed in 2019 with extensive use of local trades and supplies. This property features beautiful timber framing and exhaustive attention to detail. The homeowners recently settled on this property as their retirement home.

170 Caverly Road

Home summary on the way!

8394 Imperial Road

Home summary on the way!

For each annual Tour of Homes, volunteers with the Aylmer-Malahide Museum & Archives assemble a series of gift baskets to raffle off to tour-goers. Check back here for a list of baskets and for raffle ticket prices!

The Aylmer-Malahide Museum & Archives relies on our community to support an event of this size. We are more than happy to accept sponsorships in the form of advertisements. Each advertisement will be printed in the Tour of Homes ticket booklet, which reaches approximately 600 tour-goers, and will be featured on this webpage (below) with a link to its respective business. Please note that ticket advertisements will be printed in black and white, and website advertisements will be featured in colour. We are pleased to offer two sizes of advertisements: a quarter-page ad (5"x1.9") and an eighth-page ad (2.5"x 1.9"). Local businesses are welcome to fill out the below form to advertise with us.

The deadline to confirm an advertisement with the 2023 Tour of Homes is September 1ˢᵗ, 2023.


    Thank you for your interest in advertising with the Aylmer-Malahide Museum & Archives'
    Annual Christmas Tour of Homes. Museum staff will review your submission and
    contact your business regarding next steps and billing.

    The Aylmer-Malahide Museum & Archives is proud to showcase local merchants and businesses in each home on the Christmas Tour of Homes. Merchants who participate in the tour will have their merchandise prominently displayed in each home. Museum volunteers work with the merchants to select a series of products to borrow for the duration of the tour and will return those products to their respective merchants as soon as possible after the tour. Volunteers will provide merchants with a detailed loan form, which will indicate the agreed-upon pickup and return dates. The Tour of Homes ticket booklet will include explicit credit and thanks to each merchant, and each merchant is entitled to two complimentary tickets for their participation.

    Merchants of the Aylmer, Malahide, or East Elgin areas are welcome to fill out the below application. Should museum volunteers be interested in using your merchandise for the Tour of Homes, committee representatives will be in contact.


      Tour of Homes Sponsors & Supporters

      Thank you so much to our generous sponsors and supporters.
      Join the list here!

      Oswell Chiropractic Centre
      Keith Hunt Construction
      Goodwill's Used Cars
      McFarlan Rowlands Insurance Brokers
      Talbot Trail Physiotherapy
      Elgin Feeds Ltd. Country Store

      Advanced Stainless Fabricating
      Johnny's Restaurant
      Graham Scott Enns Chartered Professional Accountants
      Butter Me Up Soap Company
      Doug Tarry homes
      McDonald's of Aylmer
      Pet Valu of Aylmer
      Driver Realty