Special Events in our "At the Manor" series

Collage of images from events at Willistead Manor 

2023-2024 At the Manor series

"At the Manor” is a series of unique events and initiatives that take place within Willistead Manor. Over the years, the program has included yoga classes, theatre and opera performances, literary events, tours, brunches, dinners and more. Space is limited for these unforgettable events in our City of Windsor culture and heritage gem. Please explore the list below as well as the 2023-2024 "At the Manor" series promo card​ to see what's in store for you this year. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Please note that tickets for individual events will go on sale approximately two months before the event, and pricing information will be included or updated at that time

July Summer Tours

Tuesdays, July 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2023, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sundays, July 16 and 23, 2023, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Prices: $6.25 for adults, $5.25 for students and seniors, $2.75 for children ages 12 years old and under.

Begin your summer tour of Willistead Manor at the Coach House, where you can purchase your tour tickets the day of your tour, and explore the Coach House Historical Exhibition on-site. This exhibition tells the story of Hiram Walker, the Walker family and legacy, the formation of Walkerville, Edward and Mary Walker, the construction of Willistead Manor, and more. After exploring the exhibition, head across the parking lot to Willistead Manor for a tour of the grand estate. Members of the Friends of Willistead will be stationed throughout the building to answers questions from guests and provide some context and historical interpretation. Please also visit the Billiard Room to see a selection of Willitsead Manor keepsakes available for purchase from the Friends of Willistead.

3rd Annual High Tea & Garden Party

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Updated Timing: Three seatings offered at 9 a.m., 12 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Experience includes a not-to-be-missed Tea Bar featuring hot and cold teas, a delicious menu of sandwiches, crumpets, scones and pastries, and a self-guided tour of the Paul Martin Gardens. Guests are encouraged to wear their fanciest "high tea hat" for a chance to win a prize. When available, tickets will be sold at ThymeToGo.ca​.

3rd Annual Harvest Dinner

Sunday, September 17, 2023

One seating at 5 p.m.

Experience includes a not-to-be-missed farm-to-table epic roast featuring three delicious cuts of meat, rustic vegetables, seasonal side dishes, whisky tastings, and live entertainment. When available, tickets will be sold at ThymeToGo.ca

Poetry at the Manor - Vol. 11

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Co-hosted by Windsor's Poet Laureate Emeritus Marty Gervais, and Poet Laureate Peter Hrastovec. Guest poets laureate will be announced later in 2023.

Annual Holiday Tours

Sundays, December 3, 10 and 17, 2023, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesdays, December 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2023, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Experience includes tours of Willistead Manor all decked out in its holiday finest, tours of the new Coach House Historical Exhibition, and access to the Friends of Willistead's holiday display. Regular tour pricing applies. For more details, as available, visit our Tours​ page. 

Breakfast With Santa - Sold Out

Sundays, December 3, 10 and 17, 2023

One seating at 10 a.m.

Experience includes breakfast buffet, Santa visit and photo op, and a self-guided mini-tour of Willistead Manor. Ticket price will include the buffet, Santa visit, and mini-tour. Keepsake photos with Santa to take away will cost extra on-site. This event is sold out for 2023.

Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Two seatings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

When available, tickets will be sold at ThymeToGo.ca​

Mother's Day Brunch Buffet

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Four seatings at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 1 p.m.

Experience includes a delicious brunch buffet and tours of the Paul Martin Gardens. When available, tickets will be sold at ThymeToGo.ca​

Art in the Park 2024

Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, 2024

All details will be posted, as available, at ArtInTheParkWindsor.com online. 

Yoga at the Manor - Not currently scheduled

Yoga at the Manor has no classes currently scheduled. However, when available, our classes are offered in the spring, fall and winter. We also offer a short, four-class session in the summer.

Yoga at the Manor. In this all-levels Yoga class, you will learn the discipline of relaxation and meditation. Concentrate on breathing and yoga positions, and improve your flexibility and agility.

Gentle Yoga/Healthy Backs at the Manor. The hardest part of yoga practice can be quieting the mind to listen to the body. Relax deeply; let go of unhealthy performance-based habits which contribute to imbalance and injury. This restorative approach to yoga builds healthier backs and helps improve concentration.

Both Yoga offerings at Willistead Manor take place inside the main manor house. Depending on the weather, some classes may take place in the beautiful Paul Martin Gardens just outside the building. This is a unique opportunity to be active and healthy in the unforgettable setting of Willistead Manor.

To register for classes, as available, visit www.ActiveWindsor.ca online.

Keep in touch through the Cultural Affairs E-Blast 

Keep in touch with upcoming events, projects, initiatives and more by signing up for our Cultural Affairs E-Blast, which is delivered several times throughout each year, typically every other month. This electronic newsletter keeps you up to date on the unique happenings at: the Cultural Affairs Office, Museum Windsor, The Windsor Sculpture Park, Willistead Manor, Mackenzie Hall, and more. To sign up, send a request to culturalaffairs@citywindsor.ca by email.

Contact Willistead Manor 

1899 Niagara Street
Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N8Y 1K3
Phone: For general information, contact 311. For detailed inquiries, call 519-253-2365.
Email: willistead@citywindsor.ca