Christmas In The Castle Begins Today (VIDEO)

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

December 7, 2013 Updated Dec 7, 2013 at 7:59 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- The University of Saint Francis will be opening the doors of the former Bass Family mansion today, for Christmas in the Castle.

Christmas in the Castle runs this weekend and both days next weekend from noon to 5 p.m.. They will also be having a senior day on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from noon to 4 p.m..

The mansion, now known as Brookside, was built as a summer home by industrialist John Bass and rests at the center of the Saint Francis campus. Every year for the holiday season a team of local florists and decorators come together to enhance the beauty of the authentically restored mansion.

Tickets can be purchased in the North Campus lobby at 2702 Spring St. on the day of the tours. Admission is $5 per person, with a family charge of $20 for up to six family members. The senior citizen rate is $3, and is in effect only on Dec. 11.

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