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: Sold Out

Christmas Illuminations is sold out.

DECEMBER 18 & 19

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

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Mount Vernon by Candlelight

December 4, 5, 11, 12, & 20

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 Events

Visit Mount Vernon during the holiday season.

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

Tour the first floor of 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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Safety Measures

Safety Measures

  • Social Distancing: We ask guests to maintain 6-feet of social distancing. Signage is placed throughout the estate to remind guests.
  • Facial Coverings: All guests and staff will be required to wear facial coverings both indoors and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Hand Sanitizer: We have installed hand sanitizer stations around the estate as well as signage promoting proper hygiene.
  • Enhanced Cleaning: Mount Vernon's staff will provide regular enhanced cleaning in high touch areas throughout the day.

Learn more about safety measures on the estate.

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