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SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
Featuring A Taste of the Holidays


TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR ALL-NEW NIGHTTIME EXPERIENCE “THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS – FEATURING A TASTE OF THE HOLIDAYS’’
9 NIGHTS ONLY IN DECEMBER AT WINCHESTER MYSTERY HOUSE

Tickets are on-sale now for the all-new “The Spirit of Christmas – Featuring A Taste of the Holidays” nighttime tour experience at the legendary Winchester Mystery House, one of America’s most celebrated grand mansions. As festive party-goers, guests will sample freshly made holiday treats and beverages, delight at 20 whimsically themed Christmas trees, hear beloved carols resonating through the house and hear tales of Christmas’ of long ago.

Holiday revelers can join in the fun of “The Spirit of Christmas - Featuring A Taste of the Holidays” during 9 select nights only in December 2016 (Dec. 16 & 17, 23 & 24, and 26-30). Ticket prices are $30 for adults (Over the age of 13) and $10 for children (Ages 6-12).
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Imagine turning the clock back and in an act of holiday good cheer, Mrs. Winchester has thrown open the doors of her legendary residence, inviting friends from near and far into her home for an old-fashioned Christmas celebration. With gracious hospitality, Mrs. Winchester’s trusted and beloved house staff greet guests and take them on a multi-story tour through the curious manor before joining fellow revelers at a holiday “Open House” in the front parlors of the home.

“The Winchester estate will truly come alive with holiday fun, food, music and merriment as this new guided tour experience promises a fun and memorable evening for the entire family,” states Walter Magnuson, General Manager of Winchester Mystery House. “Completely different in tone and feel from our daytime historical tours, this new offering is filled with stories of Christmas past at the house, music everywhere, Santa on select nights, snowfall in our central courtyard – it’s the destination to experience an old-fashioned Christmas.”

The new nighttime tour is a completely unique holiday offering in the Bay Area. Stepping into the Winchester mansion during the holidays allows visitors to literally step back in time to experience Christmas’ of a bygone era.



Friday the 13th Honorary Bell Ringing Ceremony

In tribute to Mrs. Winchester’s fascination with the number 13, we sound the old tower bell 13 times at 1300 hours (1:00pm) every Friday the 13th. Past Honorary Bell Ringers have included Dan Boyle from the SJ Sharks, Bela Karoyli and Shannon Miller of Olympic gymnastics fame, KRTY's morning hosts Gary Scott Thomas & Julie Stevens, professional Ultimate Frisbee star Beau Kittredge from the San Jose Spiders, weather anchor and reporter Roberta Gonzales, and S.J. Sharkie (the beloved mascot of the San Jose Sharks). In February 2015 we gave our Facebook fans the chance to be our Honorary Bell Ringer by entering our Facebook contest.




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Wander through 110 of the 160 rooms of this Victorian mansion, designed and built by the Winchester Rifle heiress. Tour the estate daily. Keep up to date on all the happenings, worldly and otherwise, only with the exclusive "13th Hour" newsletter.
AMAZING FACTS

Until the 1930's, the thirty-five-foot water tower on the grounds supported a 10,000 gallon storage tank – the main water supply for the estate. The elaborate water drainage system is still in use today. Miles of drainpipe run through the house into several collection basins. Then the water is carried to several cisterns around the house.