Aladdin the Camel
Nov. 26 – Jan. 6
Meet the Christmas camel, Aladdin.
In 1787, George Washington paid 18 shillings to bring a camel to Mount Vernon for Christmas.
Throughout the season, Mount Vernon hosts events for the entire family.
Join us for an enchanted evening of winter lights at Mount Vernon.
Kick-off the holiday season with wintry lights and sparkling fireworks overlooking the Potomac River.
Join us for a candlelit tour of the historic area and learn about holiday traditions in 18th-century Virginia.
Visit Mount Vernon during the holiday season.
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Chocolate MakingNov. 25 - Dec. 31; 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Holiday FifingNov. 27 - Jan 5, Tues. - Sat.
Holiday In-Depth TourNov. 26 - Jan. 6
Fresh-Baked Ginger BreadNov. 17 - 20, Dec. 2 - 4
Holiday ShoppingOpen daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Winter CraftsDaily, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Holiday FoodDaily, 10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
This offer is valid in-store only.
Shop for holiday gifts online and save 20%. (This discount does not apply in-store).
Visit Mount Vernon on December 10 and receive a free winter beanie featuring George Washington's Mansion.
Beanies will be distributed upon entry to the estate inside the Ford Orientation Center.
This giveaway is applicable to visitors with a December 10, 2022 grounds pass. 1 beanie per person. Supplies are limited.
Create your own holiday decor with an assortment of evergreens and botanical accents, including some collected from Mount Vernon’s historic landscape. Each craft workshop is taught by Melanie Welles Creamer, Mount Vernon Greenhouse Manager, and longtime floral designer.
The Holiday Craft Workshops are SOLD OUT.
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.
Mount Vernon is located in northern Virginia, just a short drive from Washington, D.C.
For more information about things to do in Virginia, visit Virginia.org, the official tourism website for the state of Virginia. You’ll find an overview of each region in Virginia, as well as information about cultural attractions, museums, upcoming events, and where to stay. You can also purchase merchandise featuring the official Virginia slogan, “Virginia is for Lovers.”