Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon
AboutKick off the holiday season with sparkling fireworks overlooking the Potomac River!
Join Mount Vernon for an evening of family-friendly fun and fireworks choreographed to holiday music. Before the fireworks begin around 8 p.m., take a stroll through the estate and chat with re-enactors from the First Virginia Regiment. The General and Lady Washington will also be on-site to greet Mount Vernon’s holiday guests.
Watch colonial artisans demonstrate the 18th-century process of creating chocolate and visit with the camel Aladdin on the 12-acre field. Keep toasty by warming up by a bonfire, drinking hot chocolate or cider, or visiting the Museum and Education Center.
Still haven’t found the perfect holiday gift? Shop a winter market featuring items made by colonial artisans, or shop at the Shops at Mount Vernon, open late during Christmas Illuminations.