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Last day to take Holiday Twilight Tour of Hearst Castle is Saturday

Posted at 1:17 PM, Dec 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-30 19:07:37-05

Saturday is the last day to check out the Hearst Castle Holiday Twilight Tour.

Visitors can see what Christmas parties were like at Hearst Castle.

"We decorated the house just like William Randolph Hearst used to decorate," said Hearst Castle guide supervisor Richard Fletcher. "[Hearst] used to have two really large Christmas trees on either side of the room. One was a boys tree, one was a girls tree so presents for boys or girls at each side. People who were visiting could always come and pick out actually two presents per person. He was very generous with his guests."

The tour showcases holiday decorations inside the castle, including tours through the Casa del Sol, Neptune pool and gardens.

In the movie theater, instead of showing the video shown on regular tours, visitors will watch Bing Crosby sing "White Christmas."

People can still make reservations for the 75-minute guided tour.

It costs $30 for adults and $15 for children ages five through 12.