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

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Holiday Evening Events

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

Christmas Illuminations

DECEMBER 20 & 21

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

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Mount Vernon by Candlelight

November 29 & 30; December 6, 7, 13, 14, & 22

Join us for a candlelit character-guided tour and learn more about holiday traditions in 18th-century Virginia.

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Daytime Holiday Events

Join us at Mount Vernon during the holiday season and experience festive events, many included with general daytime admission.

Holiday programs and tours fill each day with delight at George Washington's estate. Visitors of all ages can tour the Mansion, watch 18th-century demonstrations, and hear stories of Christmases past from costumed characters.

Daytime Admission Tickets
Dec1 Discovery Station

Discovery Station

Dec1 Holiday Wreath Workshop

Holiday Wreath Workshop

Dec1 Holiday Dinner for the Washingtons Tour

Holiday Dinner for the Washingtons Tour

Dec1 Holiday Selfie Station

Holiday Selfie Station

Dec1 Camel Talks

Camel Talks

Dec1–23 In-Depth Tour

In-Depth Tour

Dec1–24 National Treasure Tour

National Treasure Tour

Dec1–24 Chocolate Making Demonstration

Chocolate Making Demonstration

Dec1–31 Hands-on-History Discovery Program

Hands-on-History Discovery Program

Dec1–31 Be Washington: It's Your Turn to Lead

Be Washington: It's Your Turn to Lead

Dec1–31 Revolutionary War 4D Experience

Revolutionary War 4D Experience

Dec1–31 Mount Vernon in AR

Mount Vernon in AR

Dec1–31 Operation Gratitude: Holiday Cards for the Military

Operation Gratitude: Holiday Cards for the Military

Dec2–6 Children's Afternoon Activity Time

Children's Afternoon Activity Time

Dec2–6 Story Time in Hands-on-History

Story Time in Hands-on-History

Dec3–7 Holiday Fifing

Holiday Fifing

Dec5 Ford Evening Book Talk: D.A.B. Ronald

Ford Evening Book Talk: D.A.B. Ronald

Dec6–7 Mount Vernon by Candlelight

Mount Vernon by Candlelight

Dec6–8 Camel Talks

Camel Talks

Dec7 Decorate a Dove of Peace Ornament

Decorate a Dove of Peace Ornament

Dec7–8 Discovery Station

Discovery Station

Dec7–8 Holiday Dinner for the Washingtons Tour

Holiday Dinner for the Washingtons Tour

Dec7–8 Holiday Selfie Station

Holiday Selfie Station

Dec9–13 Children's Afternoon Activity Time

Children's Afternoon Activity Time

Dec9–13 Story Time in Hands-on-History

Story Time in Hands-on-History

Dec10–14 Holiday Fifing

Holiday Fifing

Dec10 Regional Workshop: New York, New York 2019

Regional Workshop: New York, New York 2019

Dec13–14 Mount Vernon by Candlelight

Mount Vernon by Candlelight

Dec13–15 Camel Talks

Camel Talks

Dec14 Decorate a Dove of Peace Ornament

Decorate a Dove of Peace Ornament

Dec14 Paint and Sip

Paint and Sip

Dec14 The Death and Mourning of General George Washington Tour

The Death and Mourning of General George Washington Tour

Dec14 Holiday Topiaries Workshop

Holiday Topiaries Workshop

Dec14–15 Discovery Station

Discovery Station

Dec14–15 Holiday Dinner for the Washingtons Tour

Holiday Dinner for the Washingtons Tour

Dec14–15 Holiday Selfie Station

Holiday Selfie Station

Dec16–20 Children's Afternoon Activity Time

Children's Afternoon Activity Time

Dec16–20 Story Time in Hands-on-History

Story Time in Hands-on-History

Dec17–21 Holiday Fifing

Holiday Fifing

Dec20 Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon

Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon

Dec20–22 Camel Talks

Camel Talks

Dec21–22 Discovery Station

Discovery Station

Dec21–22 Holiday Dinner for the Washingtons Tour

Holiday Dinner for the Washingtons Tour

Dec21–22 Holiday Selfie Station

Holiday Selfie Station

Dec22 Mount Vernon by Candlelight

Mount Vernon by Candlelight

Dec23–27 Children's Afternoon Activity Time

Children's Afternoon Activity Time

Dec23–27 Story Time in Hands-on-History

Story Time in Hands-on-History

Dec24–28 Holiday Fifing

Holiday Fifing

Dec26–31 National Treasure Tour

National Treasure Tour

Dec26–31 In-Depth Tour

In-Depth Tour

Dec26–31 Chocolate Making Demonstration

Chocolate Making Demonstration

Dec27–29 Camel Talks

Camel Talks

Dec28–29 Discovery Station

Discovery Station

Dec30–31 Children's Afternoon Activity Time

Children's Afternoon Activity Time

Dec30–31 Story Time in Hands-on-History

Story Time in Hands-on-History

Dec1–31 Mount Vernon in AR

Mount Vernon in AR

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