newfane historical society

Christmas Season at the Van Horn Mansion

Christmas is a favorite time of year for many of our volunteers! Thanks to their efforts, the Van Horn Mansion features a growing collection of beautiful antique decorations and old-style displays.

The Van Horn Mansion has been largely closed to the public since Nov. 2019. We're thrilled to re-open the building this November! 

Visitors are welcome to visit and enjoy the Van Horn Mansion during the holidays. Please look at some options below; we look forward to seeing you in the coming months!

Christmas Decoration Donations

The Newfane Historical Society welcomes additions to our Christmas displays. Items must be in good condition and created prior to 1950. We also accept financial contributions to help us grow our and preserve our collection. Please contact vicki@newfanehistoricalociety.com.


private rentals

Private Rentals

Decorated for the Christmas Season: Nov. 10 - Jan. 10

The Van Horn Mansion is lovingly decorated with a unique display honoring Christmas using Victorian and Vintage styles. This makes for a beautiful and unique backdrop for your private event or party! Learn more here.


Sunday tours

Christmas Tours
Sundays, 1-4pm | Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 12, 19

Open to the public, 60-90 minute tours. Cost: $5 per person. Reservations not necessary, we start tours as groups arrive.  

Explore the Van Horn Mansion while it's decorated for Christmas in a Victorian/ Vintage style. Tours feature a look back at Christmases of yesteryears.


carol sing

32nd Carol Sing Open House
Sunday Dec. 5 |  1-4pm 

Free admission & parking. Please bring a donation for the local food pantry.

Join us for our annual Christmas tradition. Enjoy listening to carols while perusing rooms with various hands-on activities, light shopping and refreshments. Special performances by the McClure Handbell Choir of the Newfane United Methodist Church.

2021 Vendors:
Vicki's Safety & Custom Creations
Angela with Essentially Yours