Experience festive lights and entertainment on the famed property's Bowling Green grounds

A festive night on George Washington's Mount Vernon awaits you this holiday season! Throughout November and December, experience the mansion awash in spell-binding lights while enjoying entertainment on the property's Bowling Green grounds. There's nothing more cheerful than the sound of Christmas carols while taking a wintry stroll!

When: November 27-29, December 11-13 & 26-28 | 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: George Washington's Mount Vernon | 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway | Mount Vernon, VA 22121
Admission: $40 Members | $45 Non-Members | Purchase HERE

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In addition to being a holiday celebration, Winter Glow is part-craft fair, part-historical reenactment. Guests can travel back in time and mingle with denizens from colonial America, from blacksmiths to artisans. Browse hand-made goods crafted from authentic techniques from the time period or greet soldiers stationed in their winter campsite. Don't forget to pay a visit to the estate's furry friend, Aladdin the camel!

Need a snack? The mansion's food truck will be selling tasty bites and beverages to keep you warm, including hot dogs, chicken tenders, and salads. Seasonal drinks like hot chocolate and apple cider will be available for purchase, as well as alcoholic drinks for the adults (they have spiked hot chocolate–enough said!) Plus, you can take a peek in the gift shop, should you want to browse or need some last-minute stocking stuffers.

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With the pandemic ongoing, the estate is taking careful precautions this year to make the event safe for everyone. Hand sanitizer stations will be provided on the grounds, and guests are requested to wear face masks and maintain a distance of six feet from others. Visitors are even invited to dress up with their masks for a fun touch!

Tickets are $40 for members and $45 for non-members, while youth tickets are $25 and $30, respectively. As an added bonus, tickets for opening weekend will be 20% off for members and non-members alike. Interested? You can get the details here.

**All photos courtesy of George Washington's Mount Vernon/Thalia Romero via the official website.

Have you visited Mount Vernon during the holidays before? What did you do? Share your experience with us in the comments!