Brightly wrapped packages lie beneath elegant decorated trees strung with ornaments and lights. Boughs, wreaths and garland hang from doorways and French doors. Tables and fireplace mantels are adorned with poinsettias, holly and pine cones.
The Vanderbilt Mansion, in its holiday finery, waits to delight guests.
Visitors can experience a special holiday treat by taking a Twilight Tour of the Mansion. These distinctive annual tours are offered for only a few days after Christmas. This is the only time of the year when the Vanderbilt family’s private living quarters can be seen at night.
This year, Twilight Tours will be given on Saturday and Sunday, December 26 and 27, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are available on-line or at the door. Early arrival and pre-event ticket purchases are recommended.
Admission: $10 for adults, $9 for students and seniors (62 and older), and $5 for children 12 and under. Hot chocolate and cookies are included.
Daytime Tours of the Decorated Mansion
Visitors can take a guided tour of the Vanderbilt’s decked halls – available through December 30 – on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday (including December 28 and 30). Tour times: 12:30, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. Visitors pay the general admission fee – $7 for adults, $6 for seniors 62 and older and students with ID, $5 for children 12 and under – plus $5 per person for a tour.
Additional Holiday Hours
The Vanderbilt is open 12:00-4:00 on December 28-30.
The Mansion, Museum and Planetarium are closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.