Filoli Mansion and Gardens, located in Woodside, California, is 30 miles south of San Francisco along scenic Interstate 280. Filoli is about to unveil Holiday Traditions, a fun filled seasonal event and fundraiser that begins the day after Thanksgiving and lasts for 9 exciting days.
What is Filoli?
Filoli is a 654-acre private estate that includes a 36,000 square-foot mansion furnished with elegant antiques and decorative art. The property also has 16 acres of European-inspired gardens that showcase dramatic seasonal horticultural exhibits.
Filoli is recognized as one of the finest remaining American country estates of the early 20th century. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1975.
Today, Filoli is owned by a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote cultural and horticultural activities. The knowledgeable staff – with the help of hundreds of active volunteers – raises money to sustain Filoli by staging colorful family events such as Holiday Traditions.
Winter Wonderland at Filoli
This year’s event theme is Winter Wonderland. Six hundred and fifty Filoli volunteers are transforming the mansion into a spectacular floral display and storehouse of exciting holiday gifts. Filoli will sparkle and glisten with stunning decorations, live music, merriment – and dancing in the ballroom at the Gala Dinner Party.
You and your family can be part of the holiday cheer – but buy your tickets early
Come and shop the Holiday Boutique with its wide range of exceptional merchandise. Browse while holiday performers sing and play seasonal favorites. Bring your holiday shopping list. As the photos attest, there are thousands of desirable gifts for all ages. (See more photos of the Filoli decorations and available gifts for purchase here)
Relax amid glorious winter flowers and glistening decorations while enjoying a tasty lunch or dinner.
Celebrate the season by attending The Gala Dinner Party on November 28 – a grand occasion featuring fine food, live music and dancing in the famed Filoli ballroom. This is a certain sell-out.
Bring the kids
Be sure to take the young ones to the popular Children’s Party on December 5.
Everyone that visits Filoli during this festive season will experience the magic and wonder of winter in beautiful Woodside, California.
Support the cause. This is one fundraiser where all benefactors are sure to walk away with a pocket full of holiday smiles, and a bag full of special presents.
General information is available online by clicking Filoli. For tickets and reservations click on Holiday Traditions.
See you there, and Happy Holidays!
Interested in learning more about Filoli? Click on the titles below:
Movies made at Filoli
Dynasty’s TV mansion
Filoli Spring Fling
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Photos © Wayne and Judy Bayliff