Hearst Castle is open and can be reached from the south via Paso Robles and Cambria, but Highway One is closed from the north at Ragged Point.

Holiday Decorations on Display at Hearst Castle®

SAN SIMEON, Calif. – Now through the end of December, Hearst Castle is decked out in holiday splendor! Come and experience the estate as William Randolph Hearst’s guests did during the holiday seasons of the 1920s and 1930s with impressive outdoor wreaths, towering Christmas trees in the large social rooms, and a dazzling, one-of-a-kind poinsettia tree.

“We welcome the public to come and see Mr. Hearst’s celebrated art collection in the warm glow of hundreds of holiday lights.  Knowledgeable guides will bring the Castle’s history to life with stories of Christmas past,” said San Luis Obispo Coast District Superintendent Dan Falat. You can savor Hearst Castle’s decorations on regular Daytime tours, or on the Christmas-focused Holiday Twilight tours, or on the evening tours (which include the “Living History” experience with docents dressed in authentic 1920’s and 1930’s attire).

The Christmas-focused Holiday Twilight Tour tickets cost $30 for adults and $15 for children (ages 5-12) and are available most evenings starting December 17 through December 30, 2016 except December 24th and 25th. Information about these tours can be found here.

Evening tours last 100 minutes and are available most evenings through December 16, 2016. Tickets are

$36 for adults and $18 for children (ages 5-12).  Information about these tours can be found here.

If you prefer a daytime tour, the splendid Christmas decorations are featured on the Grand Rooms Tour. Tickets are $25 for adults, and $12 for children (ages 5-12). Information about these tours can be found here.

Tours scheduled for December sell out quickly.  Reserve your tickets in advance!  For more information, please visit www .HearstCastle .org or call (800) 444-4445.

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