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Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon: Don’t Miss This Holiday Tradition Near The Wellington

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Whether you’re looking to learn about national history or do a bit of holiday shopping, Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon has you covered. The annual event promises a spate of festive activities at President George Washington’s former residence, all inspired by the spirit of the season and of Washington himself.

Buy your tickets online from your apartment at The Wellington for either December 17th or 18th, and then come to the mansion to start with a tour. You’ll learn all about the ways that President Washington and First Lady Martha Washington celebrated the holidays as you explore their home, with live 18th-century music as the backdrop. Then head outside to watch wintry lights dance across the main mansion, the upper garden, and the greenhouse. Head to the Winter Market to shop handcrafted goods from local artisans like Hot Dip Tin, Sage & Folly Historical Apothecary, and Steinhagen Pottery. Then make a pit stop at the Winter Encampment to meet Aladdin the Camel. Finally, stick around for the fireworks finale. It caps off the evening at around 8:15 p.m. Tickets start at $48 for members and $58 for non-members.

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