-Experience Christmas at Hearst Castle, as it looked in its heyday! For the first time ever, the Castle has been decorated much as it was int he 1930s, when William Randolph Hearst welcomed his glamorous guests for the holidays. Now the special Holiday Twilight Tours is open to the public, December 16-30. Using historic photos and archival research, Hearst Castle’s staff have recreated the decorations in Casa Grande’s grand social rooms.
The assembly room’s two towering Christmas trees and piles of unwrapped toys beneath them are displayed for all to see. The tour will run every night from the 16-30 except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Advance tour reservations are recommended and may be purchased online at www.reservecalifornia.com or (800) 444-4445 or in-person at the visitor center. Holiday Twilight Tours are priced at $30 for adults, and $15 for children ages 5-12.