Experience the wonder during Holidays at Filoli: A Season of Magic and Celebration
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3,600 strands of lights that stretch more than 25 miles
One 210 foot long light tunnel
Over 7,000 ornaments
Woodside, CA, August 24, 2023– Filoli, the renowned historic estate nestled in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated arrival of Holidays at Filoli, a captivating seasonal celebration that invites visitors to bask in the splendor of the winter landscape, create lasting memories, and revel in the holiday spirit. Tickets are on sale now for the November 18, 2023 – January 7, 2024 season.
Daytime Delights: A Wonderland of Color and Charm
Guests can immerse themselves in the breathtaking beauty of the estate during Daytime Admission from 10am to 3:30pm daily. The meticulously adorned House and enchanting Gardens are bathed in winter daylight, showcasing the brilliance of holiday decorations and captivating light displays that shine all day. Families and friends are invited to capture perfect snapshots against the backdrop of glittering decor. Warm drinks by a crackling firepit on the Woodland Court and a delectable lunch experience at the Quail Café await, ensuring a truly heartwarming day.
Embrace the Magic of the Night: Evening Admission
Evening Admission from 4pm to 9pm promises a world of wonder where the Garden transforms into a mesmerizing display. With sell-out nights expected, securing preferred dates early is encouraged. Returning favorites like the spectacular 200-foot light tunnel come to life under the stars, while a fresh palette of rich pinks, mystical blues, and warm whites embrace the magic of the night Garden.
Santa’s Arrival: A Dash of Joy
Santa himself makes a special stop at Filoli for Santa Days in December. Families can capture the magic by snapping a photo with Santa on his glittering golden throne and then enjoying a delightful stroll through the luminous Garden.
Filoli extends its warm embrace to all by offering Sensory Early Hours on December 10, 16, and 22. Families with sensory sensitivities can enjoy quite time with Santa. For more information, interested parties can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exclusive Experiences: Unforgettable Moments
The Private Fire Pit Experience offers an intimate and cozy evening under the stars. Available daily at 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm, guests can unwind on the Dining Room Terrace by their own private fire pit, complete with a dedicated bar and unlimited beverages.
Enchanted Elegance: Holiday Tea in the Garden House
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays welcome the enchanting Holiday Tea in the Garden House, where elegance and nature harmonize. Guests are treated to finger sandwiches, scones, patisseries, tea, and champagne in an exclusive Garden setting.
Unleash your Creativity: Wreath Making Parties
Guests can discover the joy of celebrating the holidays with a dash of creativity and a sprinkle of natural beauty. This immersive experience invites participants to gather with friends and delve into the art of crafting personalized holiday wreaths.
Curated Insights: Gilded Guide Tours
Every Wednesday at 11am, visitors can join the Gilded Guide tour led by Filoli’s curator. This exclusive experience unveils the stories that breathe life into the House, revealing the meticulous preparations and behind-the-scenes magic that transform Filoli into a holiday wonderland.
New Year, New Beginnings: Hair of the Dog Hike
On January 1, 2024, from 10am to 12pm, the Hair of the Dog Hike invites participants to rejuvenate and embrace fresh beginnings with this invigorating outdoor experience– plus the infamous hair of the dog cure for all of your post New Year’s Eve ailments!
A Feast of Festive Offerings
The festivities extend into the Woodland Court, open daily from 11am to 9pm, offering holiday libations, sweet treats, and warm gatherings by the fire pits. The Quail Café serves up a seasonal menu featuring hearty soups, stews, and delightful treats, while the Clock Tower Shop provides a chance to shop local and discover unique giftables.
For those seeking to host their own enchanting event, Filoli offers opportunities to create dream holiday parties. Discover more about these offerings at filoli.org/rentals.
Celebrate the season like never before at Filoli. For ticketing, reservations, and more information, visit filoli.org/holidays.
Beyond the lights: A Spectacular Seasonal Transition
The transition to winter at Filoli is a magical spectacle that celebrates the change of seasons. The Garden awakens with the vibrant colors of autumn. This stunning display of fall foliage brings an enchanting warmth to the estate, setting the perfect backdrop for the holiday festivities. Adding to the Garden’s allure, a meticulously planned symphony of tulips graces the beds during October, November, and December. Over 20,000 tulip bulbs are carefully and quietly planted while the holiday season takes center stage, infusing the landscape with a burst of anticipation for the beauty of spring.
Holidays at Filoli Hours
Filoli will be open for the holiday season from November 18, 2023, through January 7, 2024, daily from 10am-9pm. Both the House and Garden, the Clock Tower Shop, and Quail Café will be open during all Holidays at Filoli hours. Filoli will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
Filoli is a vibrant landscape of the Bay Area, situated on the unceded ancestral lands of the Ramaytush Ohlone, in Woodside, California. The estate boasts 654 acres of beauty nestled along the slopes of California’s coastal range. Originally built as a private residence in 1917, Filoli was opened to the public in 1977 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The property is considered one of the finest remaining country estates of the 20th century, featuring a 54,000+ square-foot Georgian revival-style mansion, 16 acres of exquisite English Renaissance gardens, a 6.8-acre Gentleman’s Orchard, and hundreds of acres of Natural Lands with 5 distinct ecosystems and a 1-mile Estate Trail. Filoli is dedicated to connecting our rich history with a vibrant future through beauty, nature and shared stories, so that one day all people will honor nature, value unique experiences, and appreciate beauty in everyday life. For more information about Filoli, visit filoli.org.
Filoli Historic House & Garden
86 Cañada Road
Woodside, CA 94062