Christmas past meets Christmas present at George Washington's estate. Just as the Washingtons celebrated the holiday with family and friends, you can start a new tradition of visiting Mount Vernon this holiday season.


Holiday Evening Events

Throughout the season, Mount Vernon hosts events for the entire family.

Winter Glow

Nov. 27-29, Dec. 11-13, 18-19, & 26-28

Join us for an enchanted evening of winter lights at Mount Vernon. 

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Christmas Illuminations

DECEMBER 17 & 18

Kick off the holiday season with wintry lights and sparkling fireworks overlooking the Potomac River.

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Mount Vernon by Candlelight

November 26-27

December 3-4; 10-11 & 19

Join us for a candlelit tour of the historic area and learn about holiday traditions in 18th-century Virginia.

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Daytime Holiday Activities

Visit Mount Vernon during the holiday season.

Holiday programs and tours fill each day with delight at George Washington's estate.

Tour the Mansion (reserve your tour ticket during online checkout) and see our grand Christmas trees in the Orientation Center. 

Shop for holiday gifts at the Shops at Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon Members save 10% at the Shops.

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Give the Gift of Mount Vernon

Purchase a Mount Vernon gift card to bring your family and friends to Mount Vernon. 

Gift cards can be used on the estate for general admission tickets, specialty tours, event tickets, dining, and items at the Shops at Mount Vernon.

Gift cards are sent by mail and balances never expire.

Order by Dec. 7 for delivery by Christmas.

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