Begin a holiday tradition by entering the Gilded Age and joining us at Winchester Mystery House as we celebrate the season with a spectacular Victorian era Christmas celebration!
Your journey back in time includes joyous carolers, visits by St. Nick himself, history brought to life by holiday revelers from the past, over a hundred thousand twinkling lights, thousands of feet of festive garland, nearly 1,000 ornaments¸ over 20 designer Christmas trees, freshly made holiday treats and festive beverages, plus “snowfall” on select nights recreating actual miracle snowfalls that occurred in San Jose in the 1880s and 1890s.
Come and experience the “Spirit of Christmas” from a by-gone era — only at Winchester Mystery House!
Holiday Evening Tours
St. Nick, holiday activities, entertainment and food offerings available during evening tours only beginning at 5:20pm
Join our special holiday evening tours and immerse yourself in the beauty and charm of a Victorian Christmas, surrounded by the jolly sights and heart-warming sounds of the season.
Our Central Gardens come alive with shimmering lights, specialty entertainment, artisan food offerings, Victorian arts, and appearances by Mrs. Claus, plus magical “snowfall” moments at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm on December 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, and 27.
More Fun Activities
- Santa Claus
- Christmas Carolers
- Victorian Characters
- Family Christmas Photos
Our Gift Shop
A great shopping destination on its own! Open daily to the public (free admission). Shop for ornaments and gifts you won't find anywhere else - such as vintage toys, Western items/Winchester Arms Company merchandise, large assortment of jewelry, decorative glassware, and take advantage of our large-end of the year clearance with many items 40% off!
Open Thanksgiving - New Years Eve
(closed on christmas day)
Daytime Holiday Tours
Daily | 9am - 5pm
Tour Length: 65 Minutes
$36 Adults (13-64) | $32 Seniors (65+)
$26 Children (6-12) | 5 and under free
Our traditional year-round tour of Sarah Winchester’s magnificent 160-room Victorian mansion is augmented with holiday tales of long ago and exquisite Christmas décor throughout its many winding halls, parlors and bedrooms.
Evening Holiday Tours & Events
December 11-13, 17-20, 26 & 27 | 5:20pm - 9pm
Tour Length: 50 Minutes
$24 Adults (13-64) & Seniors (65+)
$14 Children (6-12) | 5 and under free
Come explore the mansion on a winter’s night as it glows with Christmas magic and wafts with the scents of peppermint, cookies and gingerbread. You’ll encounter holiday revelers from the past and maybe take a family portrait with St. Nick himself! Outside in the Central Gardens you’ll enjoy carolers, holiday treats, heart-warming festive beverages, meet Mrs. Claus¸ and experience a miracle snowfall on the hour.