Over the Thanksgiving break, my mom, my sisters, and I went to to The Old Lucketts Store’s Holiday House! Jennifer, Lindsey, and I first went last year, and thought it was such a fun way to get into the holiday spirit. For those of you unfamiliar, The Old Lucketts Store is located in Leesburg and is a refurbished general store — they sell a variety of antiques and vintage finds, but also have a gift-shop-style selection of new home goods and furnishings. On their property is a 3,000 square food farmhouse, which they transform annually into the Holiday House. It’s a holiday shopping wonderland, filled to the brim with Christmas decor and gifts, and they change up the decor each year — so even if you make it an annual tradition like we do, it’s always a new experience.
Because the Holiday House is so popular, you do need tickets to enter. After visiting for the first time last year, we knew our Mom would love it as well, so when tickets went on sale in September, we jumped on the opportunity to snag some! Tickets for this year are unfortunately sold out, but I do share on my Instagram in the fall when they go on sale.
And while you need tickets to shop at the Holiday House, you do not need tickets to visit The Old Lucketts Store or the grounds around the Holiday House, where there are lots of fun seasonal murals, a fire pit, and even a beverage cart with drinks for both children and adults. (For what it’s worth, I love shopping at The Old Lucketts Store and always walk out with some great purchases!)
When you purchase tickets for the Holiday House, you buy a specific date and entry time. The ticketing system makes it such a pleasurable shopping experience because the house isn’t overcrowded and you can shop for as long as you like. Each room is so thoughtfully decorated and styled that it usually takes me several laps through to fully appreciate everything. They also have a wide variety of cookies for you to enjoy while shopping, and this year, they served it alongside hot apple cider, which you could spike yourself. And, of course, there’s plenty of Christmas music playing through the speakers!
We spent a little over an hour inside, and all four of us made purchases. This year, I came home with several gorgeous vintage-inspired glass ornaments and some hand-blown glass decorative Christmas trees. I also picked up a few antiques for my house at The Old Lucketts Store, which I’ll be able to display and use year-round.
This was such a fun + festive way to spend time with my mom and my sisters and really got me into the holiday spirit. I am already looking forward to next year’s visit to the Holiday House! x