Self-guided Evening Candlelight Tours will be offered
Friday and Saturday nights | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
November 26 – 27, December 3 – 4, 10-11, 17 – 18, 19 – 23, 26, 31 & January 1
Purchase Candlelight Tour Tickets Online or Onsite
To purchase self-guided Candlelight Tour tickets online, PURCHASE HERE.
To keep building capacities reduced, admittance into the mansion is granted based on a first-come, first-served basis.
Therefore, Candlelight Tours DO NOT have a specific tour time assigned. Guests who purchase online can simply arrive between 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The last Evening Candlelight Tour of the night is sold at 7:30 pm.
About the Candlelight Tour
Count the 25 hidden elves,
Admire 25 Christmas trees at night,
Enjoy the extras and family-friendly experience,
Immerse yourself in the Christmas stories of the Congdon family,
And explore an unforgettable Christmas mansion at night on this self-guided tour.
On a Candlelight tour, guests will find themselves in the mansion engulfed by the glow of the Christmas tree lights at night. This gorgeous display will surely make it onto your yearly Christmas bucket list. On this self-guided tour, one-way-traffic tour, guests will experience the decorated first floor, second floor, and lower level of the Christmas mansion.
The Candlelight tour is a self-guided experience of the lower level, first, and second floors.
Interpretive signage and downloadable app with audio tour available.
The signage and app include all of your favorite information from the guided tours!
Est. Time: 1 hour.
Additional ACCESSIBILITY information.
*Glensheen requests that guests do not bring their own flashlights.
PLUS! As a tour perk, Candlelight Tour guests will have the chance to enjoy the outdoor light display, Spirit of the Lights.
NOTICE: ACCESSIBILITY IS EXTREMELY LIMITED. Due to the natural aesthetic of this event, a majority of the pathways will be unplowed and may be covered in snow and ice. Winter boots are strongly suggested. Guests may also bring their own snowshoes. Strollers, wheelchairs, and other items with wheels are not recommended.
Health & Safety Updates
THE MANSION IS OPEN FOR SELF-GUIDED, ONE-WAY TRAFFIC TOURS.
Per the University of Minnesota, all staff and visitors are required to wear a mask while indoors. Free masks are available. Thank you for understanding.
We encourage all visitors to consider conducting health screening before entering the facility.
With General Membership $5
Adult $2216 & up
Senior $1862 & up
Youth $126-15 years old
Child FREE5 & under
UMD Student FREEFREE with valid student ID
”It was snowing and so beautiful all decorated for Christmas.“
”Beautiful decorations in every room and the library contains a tree with the family's personal Christmas ornaments.“