Even during the time of Thomas Jefferson, Christmas was a special holiday filled with excitement and cheer. Even though traditions back in the day focused more on family and food rather than gift-giving, those ideals are still the most important part of Christmas. It’s fun opening presents, but spending time with family and eating a special home-cooked meal is what it’s all about! Although Christmas traditions have transformed over the years, Monticello still celebrates the holiday with events throughout the Christmas season.
Holiday Evening Tours at Monticello
Christmas at Monticello is magical. The holiday decorations are extraordinary during the day, but to get the full experience you have to take one of the evening tours Monticello offers during the holidays. Monticello’s historic charm is even more beautiful while illuminated and decked out with Christmas decorations and greenery. Take a trip through time and learn more about how the people who lived at Monticello celebrated the holiday. With live musical performances in the Parlor and refreshments, you’ll feel right at home. Tickets are $62 per person, and the tour is around 1.5 hours. Be sure to check the website for the specific dates and times available for this rare opportunity at Monticello after dark!
Holiday Workshops at Monticello
Along with the evening tours during the holiday season, Monticello also offers workshops to help you decorate your home for Christmas. The Holiday Table and Mantle Centerpiece Workshop take place on December 6th – 9th, giving you the opportunity to create a beautiful centerpiece for your dining table or mantle.
The event is led by floral designers and includes all materials for $35 per person. Don’t let your mantle or table be bare for Christmas. Craft your own unique holiday piece that you can show off to all your guests!
From holiday workshops to evening holiday tours, Christmas at Monticello offers something for everyone to enjoy.
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