Annual Homestead Holidays

Stroll through the 1856 plantation home decked out in an array of traditional greenery and Victorian finery. Docents in Victorian costume! See the Homestead’s famous “Talking Walls.” This year’s theme is Victorian Santa’s! Santa arrives at 2 PM! Free Carriage Rides! Enjoy live holiday music performed by young musicians. Sip some hot cider as you browse a selection of home-baked goodies, and special holiday ornaments. Funded in part by Visit Gainesville/Alachua County. Proceeds benefit Historic Haile Homestead Inc., the 501c3 non-profit that operates the Homestead. For more information call 352-336-9096 or see or