Kick off your holiday season with sparking fireworks overlooking the Potomac River on Friday & Saturday, December 16 & 17!

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Kick off your holiday season with sparking fireworks overlooking the Potomac River on Friday & Saturday, December 16 & 17!

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$34 adult/$24 youth with Mansion tour. $30 adult/$20 youth without Mansion tour. Tickets available beginning October 24 at 10 a.m. Member pre-sale is October 17-21.

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Join Mount Vernon for an evening of family-friendly fun and fireworks choreographed to holiday music, with fireworks beginning around 9 p.m. Take a stroll through the estate while being serenaded by local choirs, visit with re-enactors from the First Virginia Regiment in winter encampment, and learn 18th-century dance moves from costumed guides in the Greenhouse. “George and Martha Washington” will also be on site to greet Mount Vernon’s holiday guests. 

Watch as colonial artisans demonstrate the 18th-century process of creating chocolate. Keep toasty by warming up by a bonfire, visiting the blacksmith shop, or enjoying some hot chocolate or cider. Additional tasty food will be available for purchase. Still haven’t found the perfect holiday gift? Take some time to complete any last minute gift needs at the Shops at Mount Vernon, open late during Christmas Illuminations.

Christmas Illuminations takes place rain or shine. 

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