Christmas in California


Holidays at Filoli, Woodside, CA

November 18, 2023-January 7, 2024, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. timed entry

Closed on  Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day and New Year's Eve

Filoli Historic House & Garden
86 Cañada Road
Woodside, California 94062
(30 mi. south of San Francisco)
$43 approx., $33 age 5-17 years for 5-9 p.m. timed entry -

(daytime entry is approx. $35 general admission)

Filoli Historic House & Garden, one of the finest remaining country estates of the 20th century, featuring a 54,000+ square-foot Georgian revival-style mansion, brings fun for all ages this Holiday Season with an extended celebration. Holidays and Santa return with expanded Light Displays (20 miles worth of string lights) decorating the mansion and 16 acres of exquisite English Renaissance gardens in a vast estate that includes a 6.8-acre Gentleman's Orchard, hundreds of acres of Natural Lands with 5 distinct ecosystems and a 1-mile Estate Trail.

2023 Attractions

  • The Garden transforms into a mesmerizing display of rich pinks, mystical blues, and warm whites embracing the magic of the night
  • 200-foot light tunnel come to life under the stars
  • Santa Days in December, plus special sensory hours for special needs kids
  • Optional private fire pits
  • Holiday teas in the Garden House (daytime)

Historic Estate introduces fun events for the whole family for a truly winter wonderland experience. Santa Saturdays, Extended Light Displays, and Special Performances offer something for everyone.

 Theme Nights on Monday, 4-8 p.m.
Visitors whose attire matches the theme will take home a special gift.

Unique Shopping in the Clock Tower Shop which is stocked with beautiful gifts and delicious treats. Products include

  • Ornaments, Foodstuffs, Flora and Fauna Decor
  • Christmas Snow scent & Michel Design Works Amber
  • Cookie ornaments, tea towels, baking dishes, cookbooks
  • Nostalgic blown glass ornaments and classic gifts
  • Wind-up toys, stuffed animals, and rocking horses
  • Mucros scarves, capes, and hats
  • Ready-to-plant tulip and daffodil bulbs from Holland
  • Festive Food, Treats, and Libations In the Quail's Nest Café
  • Peppermint hot chocolate and seasonal coffee drinks, holiday cookies and confections, and hearty soups, pastries, salads, and sandwiches, plus beer and wine daily and more from Mrs. Claus' Bake Shop
  • New, outdoor holiday bar with fire pits on the Woodland Garden Court, where visitors can enjoy wine, beer, and mixed cocktails, mulled wine, spiced cider, and hot chocolate
  • Specialty coffee bar in the Garden .


WOODSIDE, Calif. -- Holidays are in full swing at Filoli with exciting events that offer fun for the whole family. The Historic Estate has been proudly celebrating holiday traditions for over a century, and Luminous: A Celebration of Color and Light is the theme for this season of cheer.

Filoli welcomes the community to experience a new vision for the Bay Area's finest Country Estate. The House celebrates color and light with a fresh new take on Holiday decor in every room. The Gardens feature special Holiday touches during the day and are elegantly lit in the evening.  Expanded Garden Lights  include more of the Garden and Pool.  Filoli offers something for all, ensuring everyone in the family can enjoy the winter cheer their own way:

  • Garden Lights. All of the Gardens are open during the day with fresh wreaths and decorated trees. In the evening, Filoli offers a light experience like no other: breathtaking lights from the sunken garden to the pool and beyond.
  • Special Performances and Carolers. Filoli offers a selection of holiday-themed entertainment in the House, with special performances in the Ballroom and the Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers roaming the House and Gardens on Friday and Saturday nights for a truly Winter Wonderland experience.

Woodside, Calif.--Filoli Gardens is a 654-acre estate nestled in the foothills of the Coastal Range on the San Francisco Peninsula. Each year the historic House and Visitor and Education Center are transformed into a magical showcase of holiday décor and merchandise, gifts and exceptional personal and household items.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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