Holidays at Filoli Offers a Unique Family Outing this Season — Santa Saturdays Provides Opportunity to Celebrate the Holidays at Filoli’s Historic House and Garden

WOODSIDE, CA – 12/1/2017 — Filoli today announced Santa Saturdays as part of Holidays at Filoli.Each Saturday, during the holidays, Filoli will feature appearances by Santa; Mrs. Claus reading under the tree in the Reception Room; family themed music; and special family activities that will engage all ages in the Holiday experience.

Santa will arrive at 10:00am every Saturday and will be available for photos in the Lecture Hall from 11:30am – 2:00pm. Santa will also make appearances Friday and Saturday evenings from 5:30pm – 8:00 pm.Tickets are on sale now at

Holidays at Filoli, with Santa Saturdays, is part of Filoli’s new programming designed to offer a wider variety of ways for the community to access Filoli. “Our new holiday program maintains the beloved traditions of Filoli’s holiday celebration, while adding more activities to appeal to a broader audience, including families,” says Kara Newport, Chief Executive Officer at Filoli. “Santa Saturdays provides an opportunity to get a glimpse into how families of the past celebrated the holidays as well as fun holiday-themed outing.”

Holidays at Filoli

In addition to Santa Saturdays, Holidays at Filoli will include house tours, garden lights, holiday teas, special classes and a Winter Solstice celebration. This unique holiday celebration gives the community more opportunities to experience the Bay Area’s finest Country Estate through a variety of holiday activities, including:

  • Holiday Entertainment
    During Holidays at Filoli, entertainment will be in the House daily with special entertainment in the Ballroom evenings and weekends. 
  • Garden Lights (Friday and Saturday evenings from 5pm to 9pm)
    The Sunken Garden and Walled Garden will be dazzling in elegant white lighting to guide guests through this one-of-a-kind experience. 
  • Holiday Teas
    Holiday Tea is available daily with a traditional tiered tray served at each table with luxurious finger sandwiches, freshly made scones, and delicate holiday treats for each guest. Following the Tea, visit the Filoli Historic House to see how a traditional tea would have been presented in the Drawing Room. 
  • Guided Tours
    Join us for a special holiday edition of the Filoli Docent-led House tour, where you will learn about the history of the families along with stories of holidays past.
  • Holiday-themed Classes
    Filoli’s Holiday Décor and Floral Design classes show you how to adorn your home with seasonal accents and personal flair. 

Holidays at Filoli runs November 18 through December 23, Tuesdays through Sundays, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with extended hours Fridays and Saturdays from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Special pricing will apply.

About Filoli

Located in Woodside, CA, Filoli boasts a 654-acre property featuring a 54,000+ square foot Georgian revival style mansion turned living museum, 16 acres of exquisite English Renaissance gardens, a 6.8 acre Gentlemen’s Orchard, and a nature preserve with over 7 miles of hiking trails. Established as a private residence in 1917, Filoli was opened to the public in 1976 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Filoli is dedicated to the preservation, interpretation, and stewardship of the cultural traditions and natural history of this country estate for public education and enjoyment. It is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Learn more about the history by watching Filoli: Family Home, Historic Garden, & Living Museum available on YouTube. For more information about Filoli visit

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Company Name: Filoli
Contact Person: Kara Newport
Phone: (650) 364-8300 ext. 232
Country: United States