Santa has come already. Christmas is over. But the spirit of season is stronger than ever at the Stetson Mansion.
Florida's First Luxury Estate, built in 1886 by famed hat maker John B. Stetson, is hosting its seventh year of Christmas Spectacular tours. But this year, owner and decorator JT Thompson is celebrating 3 Kings Day like he has never done before.
Anthony Romo and Cori Maynard were visitng the Mansion from Buffalo, NY.
"You grow up with that," Romo told us, referring to nativity scenes and wise men throughout the Mansion. "It's very strong in the Latin community. So that was really nice to see here. It's represented in so many different ways in every room."
"This room is really special because this Magi -- these three kings -- were all custom and handmade by one woman," Thompson said, referring to the master bedroom. "They're representing the journey to visit the Christ child and then, afterwards, taking that message to the world."
Thompson re-themes the Mansion every single Christmas season. In fact, it just received a huge accolade from TripAdvisor. The travel site ranked it number fiveof the "Top Things To Do" in all of Florida.
"This has been the most amazing response ever in all the years that we've been doing this," Thompson said.
"I think it's just important to reflect on the year prior and going into the new year, so this helps keep the spirit going," Maynard said.
Three Kings Day is Jan. 6, 2018.
What: Christmas Spectacular Holiday Home Tour
Where: Stetson Mansion, 1031 Camphor Ln, DeLand
When: Nov 15 - Jan 14 (10:30, 1:30, 5:00 daily, excluding Sunday mornings)
How Much?: Adults $25+tax ($26.63)
Ages 6-22 $15+tax (15.98)
5 & under free
How Long?: 75-90 minutes