The 20ᵗʰ 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 2024. We’re so excited to show you what we have in store!

The 2023 Christmas Tour of Homes is scheduled for the weekend of Friday, November 15ᵗʰ. 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 $25 each.

The Tour of Homes Committee kindly asks that tour-goers remove their shoes while in the homes. In an effort to reduce single-use plastic, we ask that you bring your own reusable shoe bag.

Tour of Homes Logo

Date and Time
The weekend of Friday, November 15ᵗʰ
Tickets
$25 each
Tickets are not yet available. Stay tuned to learn more!

About the Tour of Homes

The Aylmer-Malahide Museum Volunteers' annual Christmas Tour of Homes began in 2002. 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 2024 Christmas Tour of Homes will be $25 each.

Tickets are not yet available. Stay tuned to learn more!

Online Sales

Online ticket sales will close at 2:00 pm on Friday, November 15th.

Tickets purchased through this 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.

Click here to buy your tickets online!

Advanced Sales

Tickets will be for sale in advance at the Aylmer-Malahide Museum & Archives (14 East St.) and through select local retailers (to be determined).

During the Tour

During the tour, tickets will be for sale at the museum or at each of the four participating homes.

The Tour of Homes Committee is currently in the process of selecting the homes for the tour. To showcase your home on the 2024 tour, contact us here, at info@aylmermuseum.ca, or at (519) 773-9723.

Photograph of the Aylmer-Malahide Museum's building at 14 East St. A two-storey red brick building with a gabled roof and a white portico.

The Museum

14 East Street

Visit the museum for the chance to win a free door prize!

Gift Basket Raffle
Six tickets for $5
Tickets for our gift basket raffle will also be available for purchase. Buy six tickets for $5 and put them toward any baskets of your choice! Consider trying your luck and treating yourself or a loved one to a wonderful gift.


Featured Exhibit
The Roaring Twenties: Flappers, Fashion, and Freedom
Join us to learn how the social and societal landscape of the 1920s was reflected in women’s fashion.
Refreshments Available
We’ll let you know as soon as we’ve scheduled our refreshments!

Cookies on display at the 2019 Tour of Homes

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. Buy six tickets for $5 and put them toward any baskets of your choice! Consider trying your luck and treating yourself or a loved one to a wonderful gift.

Ticket sales begin on Monday, November 4th! Check back here to see the gift baskets on offer.

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 700 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 half-page ad (5" x 3.5"), a quarter-page ad (5" x 1.9") and an eighth-page ad (2.5" x  1.9"). Local businesses are welcome to fill out the below form to advertise with us, or to otherwise contact us at (519) 773-9723 or info@aylmermuseum.ca.

The deadline to confirm an advertisement with the 2024 Tour of Homes is August 1ˢᵗ, 2024.










    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 indicating 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.






      The Tour of Homes relies on the generosity of local homeowners to operate. We would love to hear from you if you're interested in showcasing your home on the tour!

      Please note that homes on the tour must be located within Aylmer or Malahide.

      Homeowners work closely with the Tour of Homes Committee to ready their homes for the tour, and are entitled to two free tickets to the tour and a gift card to a local restaurant.

      Should the committee be interested in partnering with you to showcase your home, a committee member will be in contact to discuss details and the next steps. Thank you for your time and consideration!


         

        2024 Tour of Homes Sponsors & Supporters

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

        Johnny's Restaurant
        IGPC Feeds and Ethanol
        Oswell Chiropractic Centre
        Graham Scott Enns Chartered Professional Accountants


        Yoh Issaraanatipong WMIC
        Advanced Stainless Fabricating

        Driver Realty
        H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home