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Mount Vernon - Nov 29-Dec. 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 - Mount Vernon by Candlelight - "Mrs. Washington" hosts an enchanting evening of candlelit tours, fireside Christmas caroling, and hot cider and ginger cookies. A newly formatted tour includes the first and second floors only, featuring characters from the Washington's world guiding visitors through the home and adding ambiance and authenticity to a traditional Christmas evening at Mount Vernon.
Leesburg - Nov 18-Dec. 30 - Christmas at Oatlands - Visitors to Oatlands will be able to view holiday Dec.orations that will be displayed throughout the mansion and surrounding gardens.
Fredericksburg - Dec. 1 - Christmas Candlelight Tour at the Mary Washington HouseTour the Mary Washington House by candlelight and enjoy Christmas Carols and refreshments. George Washington's mother, Mary, moved into this home in 1772 and lived here until her death in 1789. What was Christmas like in the 18th century? Visit us and see.
Fredericksburg - Dec. 6 - Christmas Open House at Rising Sun Tavern - Christmas Open House at Rising Sun Tavern. Join us for abbreviated tours of the Tavern, Joe Frogger cookies, Colonial spiced tea and caroling.
Fredericksburg - Dec. 7 - "A Monroe Christmas" Holiday Open House - Join us at the James Monroe Museum for holiday punch and cookies and to see the special exhibit "A Monroe Christmas," which shows how the holidays were celebrated during James Monroe's time.
Herndon - Dec. 7 - Herndon Holiday Homes Tour - Tour Herndon homes beautifully Dec.orated for the holidays. The tour is self-guided; suggested tour route and directions are provided. Tickets available in advance (Nov. 1 – Dec. 6) for $15 or the day of the tour for $20.
Woodbridge - Dec. 7 - A Rippon Lodge Christmas - Take a candlelight tour of Rippon Lodge and experience holiday celebrations from colonial Virginia through WWII. Visit with Santa in the cabin during your stay. Tours on the half hour. Reservations required for candle light tours but not for visiting Santa.
Alexandria - Dec. 14 - Old Town Alexandria Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tours - Experience the unique charm and history of Old Town Alexandria historic sites, Dec.orated for the holidays.
Manassas - Dec. 14 - 1860s Holidays at Liberia Plantation - Enjoy holiday candlight, music and refreshments at Liberia, the 1825 house that hosted Confederate and Union forces and President Lincoln.
Manassas - Dec. 14 - Slave Holidays at Ben Lomond Historic Site - Take a candle lit tour of the main house and slave quarter to learn how the enslaved community celebrated the holidays and how they resisted the institution that kept them enslaved. Living history vignettes will allow some of the enslaved workers at Ben Lomond to come to life, giving you a unique perspective into this period of American history.
Herndon - Dec. 16 - Dress Up Herndon for the Holidays - Neighborhood Dec.oration contest throughout Herndon. Home Dec.orations will be judged in traditional, whimsical, lights categories and more.
Surry - Dec. 7 - A Castle Christmas - Celebrate the holidays with Bacon's Castle and learn a more about 17th century English Christmas traditions and Dec.orations. We will share with warm seasonal beverages joyfully with you.
Charles City - Dec. 14-15 - Berkeley's Colonial Christmas - Come to historic Berkeley Plantation and learn how the Harrison family celebrated Christmas during the 18th century. Partake in the festive atmosphere created by colonial music and Dec.orations of fresh greenery and natural arrangements from Berkeley's gardens. Costumed guides will add a special treat to your holiday season with stories about Christmas hospitality over 200 years ago. Holiday refreshments will be served. By reservation.
Lynchburg - Dec. 1 - Christmas Open House at Point of Honor - Point of Honor, one of Lynchburg's architectural jewels, will host its 31st Annual Open House. Dec.orated for Christmas in 1815, the home will feature native greens, yule log, and customs of the day. Join us for period music, refreshments, and a special sale in our Gift Shop.
Richmond - Dec. 6 - Victorian Christmas Traditions in the White House - Come find out how people celebrated Christmas during the Victorian Era. Take a guided tour of the White House of the Confederacy, specially Dec.orated for the Holidays!
Montpelier Station - Dec. 6-7, 13-14- Christmas Candlelight Tour - Come experience centuries of Christmas traditions at Montpelier's Christmas Candlelight Tour.
Charlottesville - Dec. 7, 13,14, 20-23, 26-30- Holiday Evening Tours at Monticello - Take advantage of the unique opportunity to explore Monticello after dark with one of these special small-group house tours.
Altavista - Dec. 7-8 , 14-15- Memories of Christmas Past at Avoca - Lavishly Dec.orated Victorian House Museum celebrating Christmas Memories, light refreshments and hot cider, Santa on Saturday afternoons, and a silent auction to benefit education programs!
Petersburg - Dec. 7 & 8 - Centre Hill's Annual Holiday Open House - Seasonal holiday Dec.orations and local entertainment will be featured. The Museum's gift shop will be open for holiday shopping and refreshments will be
Schuyler - Dec. 7 & 8 - A Christmas Weekend at Walton's Mountain Museum - Annual Christmas Weekend at Walton's Mountain Museum. 11AM to 4PM each day. The museum is Dec.orated inside and out and we will have cookies and cider.
Richmond - Dec. 8 - Old-Fashioned Christmas at Maymont - Celebrate a charming, old-fashioned Christmas and experience a tradition enjoyed by generations of families. Victorian ladies and gentlemen graciously welcome you into the Dooleys' home to marvel at the grand Christmas tree and the beautifully Dec.orated formal rooms, to see the gifts and games of 1893 and to stop by the Belowstairs, where holiday preparations abound. Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with St. Nick, good food and drink, festive music, a roaring bonfire and special activities that are sure to fill everyone with a merry holiday spirit.
Tyro - Dec. 8 - Cookies and Milk Party with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus at Pharsalia - Come see the Dec.orations at Pharsalia, including the annual ceiling-high tree in the foyer. Homemade cookies and milk provided. Bring your kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews, the more the merrier!
Beaverdam - Dec. 14 & 15 - Patrick Henry's Colonial Christmas 2013 - Celebrate an 18th century Christmas holiday at Patrick Henry's Scotchtown. Join us for Dec.oration, food, and holiday surprises.
Forest - Dec. 15 - Holiday Tours at Poplar Forest - Enjoy period inspired holiday Dec.orations and music, living history interpreters in Jefferson's kitchen, storytelling from Jefferson's time, various children's activities and demonstrations from craftspeople.
Richmond - Dec. 26-27 - Holiday Glitter: Monument Avenue After Dark - Enjoy the lights and glitter of Monument Avenue Dec.ked out for the holidays. This early evening stroll combines history with a touch of glitz!»Top
Onancock - Dec. 14 - Onancock Christmas Homes Tour - Step inside some of this historic wharf town's finest homes, all Dec.ked out for the season. Listen to holiday music, including the Orchestra of the Eastern Shore, at a free concert at Historic Cokesbury Church, 4-8 p.m. Tour tickets can be purchased the day of the tour or in advance by phone. Presented by the Onancock Business & Civic Association.
Ewing - Dec. 14 - Winter Wilderness Wonderland - Join park staff and the Friends of Wilderness Road State Park for Christmas at Karlan, featuring an open house, Santa Claus, live music and the lighting of the community Christmas tree.
Ewing - Dec 7 - A Frontier Christmas - Join us for a festive, yuletide celebration of music, dancing and caroling as the Christmas spirit illuminates the Virginia frontier. Enjoy a candlelit tour of historic Martin’s Station at the height of the yuletide season. Take part in the historic festivities or just sit back and enjoy a warm fire in a settler’s cozy cabin.
Staunton - Dec. 8 - Annual Holiday House Tour - In its 41st year, the annual Holiday House Tour attracts hundreds of visitors from the area and beyond. This year’s tour on Sunday, December 8th, offers a rare occasion to explore the homes and cottages of Historic Newtown. All within walking distance of Staunton's downtown beautifully decorated for the holidays. Enjoy shopping and dining after your tour.
Fincastle - Dec. 14 - Fincastle Holiday Home Tour and Marketplace - The houses on the tour will be open from 10 am - 4 pm. Homes will be on the tour this year (circa 1796-1888). The Marketplace is free and will be held at the Fincastle Baptist Church from 9:30-3pm.
Buchanan - Dec. 15 - Candlelight Christmas Home Tour - Buchanan - The Buchanan Town Improvement Society invites you and your family to tour area homes dressed in their seasons finest on Sunday, December 15th.
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