The Annual Holiday Tour at Castle Green (Pasadena)

                          A RARE OPPORTUNITY AWAITS

                  THE ANNUAL HOLIDAY TOUR AT CASTLE GREEN

Normally closed to the public, we have a rare opportunity to see the creative interior design and cultural heritage of this treasure all dressed up for the holidays. 

Originally built in 1898, this former hotel and historical landmark has played host to vacationing tycoons, celebrities, presidents and film crews and is now the private residence of Pasadena designers, musicians, collectors and artists.  One of Southern California’s most stunningly original and beautiful buildings, it’s where sophistication meets history in an eclectic mix of mystery and beauty.  The architecture is a mixture of Moorish, Spanish, Victorian, and other stylistic elements.  Docents will be available to share stories and answer questions, entertainment will be provided for your listening pleasure, and you’ll be able to walk the corridors, enter the Grand Salon, the Moorish and Turkish Rooms, the Palm Room, Sunroom and Veranda and visit up to 20 individual apartments, all featuring different designs and many decorated for the holidays.

The ticket price is $20.00 per person and they will also have a wonderful holiday sampler plate available for purchase (not included in the $20.00). 

It truly is a wonderful way to get in the Holiday spirit.

TICKETING:

Tour only $20.

Tour and Holiday Sampler $25.

Purchase your ticket at the door or online through PayPal (recommended).  If you purchase your ticket through PayPal, please remember to bring it with you on December 8th. 

     •••  Purchase your ticket through PayPal by clicking HERE.  •••

PARKING AND ENTRANCE:

Parking is available in the Schoolhouse Parking structure on Raymond and Green St. There is also metered parking in front of the Castle.  Guests may enter through the FRONT GATE right in front of the Castle on Raymond Ave.

OPTIONAL EARLY DINNER:  We will be meeting at a the Greet Street Restaurant following the tour for an early Sunday night dinner at 4:30. 149 South Shoppers Lane.  You can find more details and RSVP using the Meetup called "Early Dinner After Holiday Tour".  Table of 10. 

      •••  Purchase your ticket through PayPal by clicking HERE.  •••       
   

A Victorian Wonderland to enjoy!
They will once again transform the Castle Green, complete with music, entertainment, and self-guided tours of their magnificent building, including 30 private apartments.

Old Saint Nick & Dickens await!
You may even catch a glimpse of Old Saint Nick and Dickens himself. Plus, there will be offering, for purchase, a sample of Mrs. Cratchit’s holiday dinner in the wooded garden tent throughout the day.
 

A National Treasure sure to amaze and delight!
Bring your family and friends and enjoy a storybook adventure while roaming the 118 year old halls and grounds of Pasadena’s premiere historic landmark. 

      •••  Purchase your ticket through PayPal by clicking HERE.  •••    

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  • Chris F.

    Fascinating what people do with similar spaces. The Christmas decorations and carolers were great. Thanks Patricia for a fun afternoon.

    1 · December 9, 2013

  • Kira

    Awesome that the many residents of Castle Green open their doors for strangers to walk through their condos. So interesting to see how this facility has been converted! My friend and I kind of went off and toured on our own though, as it was difficult to do in a group.

    1 · December 9, 2013

  • Rita

    Enjoyed this tour very much! Thanks for arranging, Patricia!

    1 · December 8, 2013

  • Jodi G.

    I loved seeing all the decorations and enjoyed the holiday sampler plate!

    1 · December 8, 2013

  • ~Patricia~

    4:30 at green street restaurant I have a table of 10 reserved Call me at[masked]

    December 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry, I was very hungry went to Thai across the street

      December 8, 2013

  • Miguel

    Finally found a parking spot. Hope to run into the rest of the group inside.

    1 · December 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We are on the self tour of the apts upstairs. Maybe we could meet for dinner with the GRP.

      December 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dinner at 4:30 I think

      December 8, 2013

  • ~Patricia~

    We are meeting at 2

    December 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      OK, I will wait in lobby

      December 8, 2013

  • ~Patricia~

    I'm in line. Parking limited except for metered parking.

    December 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where is the sign? I don't see it.

    December 8, 2013

  • ~Patricia~

    MEETING AT THE MANSION: I will in the lobby/front entrance shortly before 2 p.m. holding a Meetup sign. Let's gather there so we can all go together.
    ===

    RESTAURANT: Several people indicated that they would like to meet for an early dinner after the tour. In order to get an accurate count for Green Street restaurant, I created a separate Meetup which is http://www.meetup.com/OurCosmos/events/153750862/

    The reservations are for 4:30 and the menu is quite varied from appetizers to full dinners. Please use that Meetup to RSVP. So far 4 people have indicated that they were going. If more than 10 would like to go, I will have to let the restaurant know but I don't think it will be problem at that hour. Thanks!

    December 6, 2013

  • ~Patricia~

    UPDATE 12/3/13 - I have created a Meetup for the dinner for 4:30 at the Green Street Restaurant. Party of 10 but we can add to that if need be.

    December 3, 2013

  • ~Patricia~

    For anyone wanting to go for an early Sunday dinner at a local restaurant, please comment below so I can make reservations. Jodi made some recommendations below. Should be fun!

    December 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm in for dinner too.

      December 3, 2013

  • Jodi G.

    Dinner ideas: Green Street Restaurant, Tender Greens, Cheesecake Factory, etc.

    1 · September 19, 2013

    • ~Patricia~

      Great ideas, Jodi. A restaurant that is within walking distance of Castle Green and Old Town Pasadena would be perfect!

      1 · December 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      All may be crowded. Reservations?

      1 · December 1, 2013

  • ~Patricia~

    Purchase your ticket through PayPal by clicking http://www.castlegreen.com/tour/tour-tickets/

    October 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      What is the dress code or suggested attire?

      December 1, 2013

    • ~Patricia~

      There is no stated dress code. However since this is a Holiday Tour, you can't go wrong with a nice pair of slacks with a festive top and comfortable dress shoes or boots.

      December 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this tour!

    December 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this tour!

    December 1, 2013

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