Holidays at Filoli is one of the Bay Area’s most beautiful and lesser-known light displays, taking place now at Filoli Estate & Gardens in Woodside. The gorgeous estate has festive holiday programming through January 2, 2022, and the glittering lights adorning their trees, plants, and hedges are absolutely not to be missed.
Twinkling lights are placed throughout the gardens and lit both day and night. Installations include a Yew tree rainbow, a river of lights, and more! During the day they add a new dimension to the vibrant fall foliage, and by night they transform the gardens into the ultimate enchanted escape.
The house itself is also decked out with festive décor, with over 20 holiday trees on display. Enjoy sights, sounds, and scents to evoke the holiday spirit, such as classic Christmas music on piano and vintage commercials on a 1960s television.
You can also catch some fun seasonal events through December, including Santa visits on weekends and themed nights on Mondays. Filoli’s Woodland Garden Court will also be serving mulled wine and hot whiskey cider, to sip while you stroll the gardens.
Daytime tickets (10am-4pm) cost $28 for adults and $15 for children 5-17. Nighttime tickets (4pm-8pm) cost $38 for adults and $20 for children 5-17. Children under 5 get in free, and members get 20% off. There’s also a group package available for groups of 15 or more.
The Filoli property covers 654 acres in Woodside. The house and garden themselves cover 16 immaculate acres, having been beautifully maintained for over a century. The gardens are unique in that they bloom all year round, thanks to seasonal planting and carefully planned maintenance by the estate’s 14 full-time horticulturalists.
You may visit Filoli at 86 Cañada Road in Woodside, CA. Be sure to experience this spectacular piece of California history aglow with holiday lights!
Featured image: Jeff Bartee Photography, courtesy of Filoli