Victorian Christmas Tours Scheduled At Historic Stranahan House

The Light Magazine Scoop - Victorian Christmas Tours At The Stranahan House

Historic Stranahan House Museum will be decking the halls, the walls and more with spectacular Victorian era décor for the Victorian Christmas Tours in December. “This is a favorite holiday tradition,” said Christine Yates, president of the Stranahan House board of directors. “The Victorian Christmas Tours are magical and take us back to the holidays in another era. The décor is truly breathtaking.”  Stranahan House will be transformed to capture the grandeur and glamour of a traditional Victorian Christmas. Costumed tour guides in fabulous gowns and waist coats narrate the origins of many holiday traditions and demonstrate how pioneers celebrated Christmas as they take guests on a whimsical journey of Christmas past amid picture-perfect Victorian era décor.  The museum’s gift shop will also be open featuring unique locally created and commemorative items, perfect for every person on a holiday gift list. Located in the heart of downtown of Fort Lauderdale, Stranahan House is open for daily guided tours and offers virtual experiences and in-person events throughout the year. Built in 1901, the Stranahan House is the oldest and most historically significant surviving structure in Broward County, Florida. Built by founding father of Fort Lauderdale, Frank Stranahan, the structure served as the pioneer wilderness’ trading post, post office, bank, and gathering place. After marrying the area’s first school teacher, Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, the building became their home and later a boarding house, a restaurant, and now a museum.