Holiday Traditions at Filoli—Let There Be Magic
Annual Nine-Day Fundraising Event at Historic Site in Woodside
Date: From November 23 through December 1, 2012
Time: Varies with each day and event, see www.filoli.org for complete details
Location: 86 Cañada Road, Woodside, CA 94062
A Bay Area favorite, Filoli’s spectacular nine-day Holiday Traditions fundraising event begins Friday evening, November 23, 2012. With this year’s theme, Let There Be Magic, rooms throughout the first floor of the historic House and Visitors Center are transformed into a unique, magical showcase and holiday atmosphere that delights and inspires each guest as they enjoy the stunning decorations, festive music and exceptional merchandise of the Holiday Boutique. Numerous local choral and performing groups and Bay Area musicians’ music will add to the ambiance throughout this one-of-a-kind event.
The kickoff to Holiday Traditions is the popular Premier Access Shopping Evening, Friday, November 23rd, where visitors enjoy live music, wine and appetizers. The Saturday Evening Dinner Party, an elegant occasion of dining and dancing to live music in the Ballroom, is a memorable way to celebrate the season. The popular Joe Sharino Band performs in the ballroom for concert style music, dancing and entertainment. In March of 2011, The Joe Sharino Band won their 17th Best Band Award from the 2011 Metro Magazine “Best of Silicon Valley Best of Readers 2011 Poll.” They are very charismatic and versatile, with the ability to energize their audience.
Buffet lunches and evening bistro dining are available at select times during the week with advance reservations.
The collaborative efforts of more than 600 volunteers, along with Filoli staff, create Holiday Traditions each year. This long-standing event is Filoli’s largest and most beloved fundraiser and supports the preservation and stewardship of this historic site. Visit www.filoli.org for complete event activities.
Tickets: Beginning October 15, non-members may purchase tickets by mail, fax or by calling Filoli weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at (650) 364-8300, ext. 508. For complete details and to download an order form, visit www.filoli.org. The order form may be faxed to (650) 503-2090 or mailed to: Attn: Holiday Traditions at Filoli, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside, CA 94062. Beginning October 22 tickets can be purchased online at www.filoli.org.
Ticket Prices: Vary with each event. See www.filoli.org for more details. Space is limited. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. Some dates and times sell out early. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
Filoli, located in Woodside, CA, is recognized as one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century. The 654-acre property includes a 36,000 square-foot residence furnished with an extensive collection of 17th and 18th century English antiques and 16 acres of English Renaissance gardens that showcase an exquisite horticultural collection. Established as a private residence in 1917 and opened to the public in 1976 to promote cultural and horticultural endeavors, Filoli is a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. For more information about Filoli, please visit www.filoli.org.
About the National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private, non-profit membership organization dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America’s communities. Recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the National Trust for Historic Preservation was founded in 1949 and provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to protect the irreplaceable places that tell America’s story. Staff at the Washington, D.C. headquarters, six regional offices, and 29 historic sites work with the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 200,000 members and thousands of preservation groups in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.preservationnation.org.