This year's theme will be "The Wise Old Owl." The Woodside estate's rural environment will be reflected in designs that include animals, pinecones, cuckoo clocks, and miniature lodges.
The event opens with a Premiere Access Holiday Boutique on Friday, Nov. 25. Guests will have first chance to shop, along with enjoying hors d'oeuvres and wine. There will be a Saturday Evening Dinner Party with dining and dancing in the ballroom the following night, Nov. 26.
Buffet lunches and evening bistro dining will be available at select times during the week, with advance reservations. A children's tea, for ages 6 12, will be held Dec. 3.
Beginning Oct. 17, tickets may be purchased by mail, fax, or by calling Filoli weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 364-8300, ext. 508. Beginning Oct. 24, tickets may be purchased online at filoli.org.