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.

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

private rentals

Private Rentals

Decorated for the 2022 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

2022 Christmas Tours
Sundays, 1-4pm | Nov. 13, 20, 27, Dec. 11, 18

Open to the public, 60-90 minute tours. Cost: $5 per person (pay cash at the door). 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.

paint nights

Paint Nights
Sundays, Nov. 27 & Dec. 18 | 4:30-6:30pm

$35pp. Paint a pair of wine glasses or 4 ornaments (supplies provided).

Sponsored by Imagine That Studio & Gifts. Class teacher Jessica Malloy will be on hand to help you with instructions and tips. Please dress to work with paint. Water bottles will be available; you may bring drinks and snacks with you (no hard liquor). During free time you're welcome to peruse the mansion; tour guides will be on staff to answer questions and assist with the class. Benefits the Van Horn Mansion Revitalization Project.

carol sing

33rd Carol Sing Open House
Sunday Dec. 4 | 1-4pm 

Free admission. Visit the beautifully decorated mansion during Christmastime. Enjoy listening to Christmas carols as you peruse various rooms with activities and refreshments. Donations will be accepted or the local food pantry.

after hours tour

After Hours Tour
Friday, Dec. 16 | 7-8:30pm

Limited space; pre-register ahead to ensure your spot. Tickets: $5 pp

Enjoy a special evening tour of the Van Horn Mansion. Learn about the home's history, residents, ghosts, and many connections to community history. Visitors will also view the lovely Christmas display. Benefits the Van Horn Mansion Revitalization Project.