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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 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

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
Dec1–4 Virtual VIP Tours of the Estate

Virtual VIP Tours of the Estate

Dec4–6 National Treasure Tour

National Treasure Tour

Dec4–6 Hamilton The Musical Tour

Hamilton The Musical Tour

Dec4–6 Photo Cruise on the Potomac

Photo Cruise on the Potomac

Dec4–6 The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

Dec4–5 Mount Vernon by Candlelight

Mount Vernon by Candlelight

Dec5–6 Holiday Dinner for the Washingtons Tour

Holiday Dinner for the Washingtons Tour

Dec7–11 Virtual VIP Tours of the Estate

Virtual VIP Tours of the Estate

Dec11–12 Mount Vernon by Candlelight

Mount Vernon by Candlelight

Dec11–13 National Treasure Tour

National Treasure Tour

Dec11–13 Photo Cruise on the Potomac

Photo Cruise on the Potomac

Dec11–13 Hamilton The Musical Tour

Hamilton The Musical Tour

Dec11–13 The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

Dec12–13 Holiday Dinner for the Washingtons Tour

Holiday Dinner for the Washingtons Tour

Dec14–18 Virtual VIP Tours of the Estate

Virtual VIP Tours of the Estate

Dec14 The Death and Mourning of General George Washington Tour

The Death and Mourning of General George Washington Tour

Dec18 Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon

Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon

Dec18–20 National Treasure Tour

National Treasure Tour

Dec18–20 Photo Cruise on the Potomac

Photo Cruise on the Potomac

Dec18–20 Hamilton The Musical Tour

Hamilton The Musical Tour

Dec18–20 The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

Dec18–19 Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon

Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon

Dec19–20 Holiday Dinner for the Washingtons Tour

Holiday Dinner for the Washingtons Tour

Dec20 Mount Vernon by Candlelight

Mount Vernon by Candlelight

Dec21–25 Virtual VIP Tours of the Estate

Virtual VIP Tours of the Estate

Dec25–27 National Treasure Tour

National Treasure Tour

Dec25–27 Photo Cruise on the Potomac

Photo Cruise on the Potomac

Dec25–27 Hamilton The Musical Tour

Hamilton The Musical Tour

Dec25–27 The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

Dec26–27 Holiday Dinner for the Washingtons Tour

Holiday Dinner for the Washingtons Tour

Dec28–31 Virtual VIP Tours of the Estate

Virtual VIP Tours of the Estate

Dec1–3 Virtual VIP Tours of the Estate

Virtual VIP Tours of the Estate

Dec3–5 National Treasure Tour

National Treasure Tour

Dec3–5 Photo Cruise on the Potomac

Photo Cruise on the Potomac

Dec3–5 Hamilton The Musical Tour

Hamilton The Musical Tour

Dec3–5 The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

Dec6–10 Virtual VIP Tours of the Estate

Virtual VIP Tours of the Estate

Dec10–12 National Treasure Tour

National Treasure Tour

Dec10–12 Photo Cruise on the Potomac

Photo Cruise on the Potomac

Dec10–12 Hamilton The Musical Tour

Hamilton The Musical Tour

Dec10–12 The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

Dec13–17 Virtual VIP Tours of the Estate

Virtual VIP Tours of the Estate

Dec17–19 National Treasure Tour

National Treasure Tour

Dec17–19 Photo Cruise on the Potomac

Photo Cruise on the Potomac

Dec17–19 Hamilton The Musical Tour

Hamilton The Musical Tour

Dec17–19 The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

Dec20–24 Virtual VIP Tours of the Estate

Virtual VIP Tours of the Estate

Dec24–26 National Treasure Tour

National Treasure Tour

Dec24–26 Photo Cruise on the Potomac

Photo Cruise on the Potomac

Dec24–26 Hamilton The Musical Tour

Hamilton The Musical Tour

Dec24–26 The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

Dec27–31 Virtual VIP Tours of the Estate

Virtual VIP Tours of the Estate

Dec31 National Treasure Tour

National Treasure Tour

Dec31 Photo Cruise on the Potomac

Photo Cruise on the Potomac

Dec31 Hamilton The Musical Tour

Hamilton The Musical Tour

Dec31 The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

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