Join Mount Vernon for a family-friendly celebration of the holiday season with an enchanted evening of Christmas Illuminations.
Tour the Mansion to get an up close look at the Washington home. (5:30 p.m. - 7:20 p.m.)
See the lantern-lit Historic Area, the Mansion aglow in beautiful amber light, and the Upper Garden and Greenhouse dazzling in blue and lavender with moving wintry light patterns.
You'll hear classic holiday music and patriotic inspirational quotes on the Bowling Green.
Visit with Sutlers that produce 18th-century wares and crafts, available for purchase at the 18th-century Winter Market.
Enjoy the atmospheric setting of an 18th-century winter encampment, the working Blacksmith Shop, Christmas carolers, and Aladdin the Camel.
Hear season's greetings by General Washington, and watch stunning holiday fireworks over the Potomac River. The program begins at approximately 8 - 8:30 p.m.
Please note that there is currently scaffolding on the Mansion piazza due to preservation work.
- Warm-up with food and holiday drink from the Mount Vernon Inn Food Truck.
- Visit the Donald. W. Reynolds Education Center (5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m)
- Shop for holiday gifts at The Shops at Mount Vernon (open until 8 p.m.)