You can explore one of California’s grandest and most historic mansions this holiday season. The Winchester Mystery House just announced a limited series of Holiday Candlelight Tours.

On Saturdays during the holiday season, you can tour the decked-out halls of the Winchester house. These are nighttime open house style tours conducted by candlelight. During your tour, you might also uncover some tales of ghostly encounters and Victorian traditions, adding a layer of intrigue to your experience. 

“Exploring the Winchester Mystery House by candlelight is like embarking on a journey through the enigmatic corridors of history and mystery,” said Executive Director Walter Magnuson. “We look forward to welcoming guests for a unique holiday experience that will hopefully become part of their holiday tradition.”

In addition to the tour itself, the Winchester Mystery House will also bring back another fan-favorite component of the season: the Menagerie Holiday Oddities & Curiosities Market. Featuring vendors selling strangely unique collectibles, antiques, and handmade wares—from bugs, bones, and taxidermy to dark art, medical specimens, and natural science—guests are sure to stuff those stockings with strangeness and wrap something weird they won’t forget! The Menagerie Holiday Oddities & Curiosities Market will be open 12pm to 9pm on the days of the candlelight tours. 

Holiday Candlelight Tours at the Winchester Mystery House will take place on six consecutive Saturdays, beginning November 25 and running until December 30. Tours take place between 6pm and 9pm. You can purchase tickets ($19.99 Child; $34.99 Senior; $44.99 Adult) now at

Your tour ticket includes access to the Menagerie Holiday Oddities & Curiosities Market. You can also get tickets just to enter the market on Eventbrite. (Note: market-only tickets do NOT include entrance to the Winchester house.)

For tickets, tour info, and more event details, visit the Winchester Mystery House website. Otherwise, check back to THS for more exciting events happening this holiday season.

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