Christmas in the Castle opens at USF

December 5, 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The historic Brookside Mansion will be open for “Christmas in the Castle” tours Friday through Tuesday at the University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St.

The former Bass Mansion is decorated for Christmas by local florists and designers, with each room displaying a unique celebration of the Christmas season.

Dates and times for the tours are:

• Friday, Dec. 6, 4 to 6 p.m.
• Saturday, Dec. 7, noon to 5 p.m.
• Sunday, Dec. 8, noon to 5 p.m.
• Monday, Dec. 9, 4 to 6 p.m.
• Tuesday, Dec. 10, noon to 5 p.m. (Senior Day)

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for children 10 and younger. During Senior Day on Tuesday, tickets are $6 for seniors 55 and older. Tickets can be purchased in the North Campus lobby and free parking is also available at the North Campus, 2702 Spring St.

North Campus is located directly across Spring Street from Brookside Mansion. Shuttles are available. Strollers are not permitted inside Brookside.

For more information, contact Kim Brinneman at 260-399-7700, ext. 6708, or email

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis campus experience includes 16 athletic programs boasting two individual and four team NAIA national championships and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,200 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.