Christmas in the Castle Green

Nov 29, 2009

CastleGreenTurretDecember means more in Pasadena than fake snow and Old Town mobs — it means it’s time for the seasonal open house and tour of the historic Castle Green, the building that defines Pasadena almost as much as City Hall. Normally closed to the public, this ornate remnant from the city’s days as a 19th-century resort-town opens the first Sunday of December, and docents lead tours of the ballroom, sunroom, main salon, lobby and Moorish and Turkish rooms. Visitors will also get to see up to 20 private apartments, including the legendary (and renovated) penthouse. There will be holiday music, a decorated tree, food, cider and coffee.

Proceeds benefit the endless restoration efforts of Friends of the Castle Green.

Castle Green Holiday Tour
Sunday, December 6, 1 – 5 p.m.
99 S. Raymond Ave., Old Pasadena
Tickets $20

3 Responses for “Christmas in the Castle Green”

  1. Caroline says:

    I’ve done this tour several times, it is wonderful! It’s all about seeing all the private residences… It really is such a unique community at the Castle Green. Highly recommend!

  2. Ann Erdman says:

    I’ll be a docent that day but not sure to which area I’ll be assigned. The past couple of tours I’ve been assigned to the penthouse, which is not a bad gig!

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