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Christmas at Mount Vernon Alexandria VA

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From November 25 through January 6, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate celebrates the holiday season with an array of festivities including:

  • gingerbread houseA gingerbread Mount Vernon - Former White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier will create from scratch a five-foot-wide and two-foot-tall gingerbread replica of the Mansion
  • Historical chocolate-making demonstrations
  • 18th century dancing - you can try your hand at the Virginia Reel
  • Aladdin, the Christmas camel (just like George Washington had in 1787)
  • Themed decorations - twelves festive trees ranging in heights up to 12 feet, will be decorated with Mount Vernon and 18th century themes.  Traditional boughs of hand-cut greenery will adorn doorways in the Mansion and over 100 poinsettias adorn hallways and paths.
  • Special Mansion tours - If you're interested in seeing Mount Vernon by candlelight, special evening tours can be arranged.  In fact, Martha Washington will be your hostess for the evening, as she welcomes visitors as holiday guests of the Washington family;  in the kitchen, you will hear about 18th century holiday cooking, see Martha Washington's famous Great Cake and given a copy of the recipe to try at home. 
There is plenty to see at Mount Vernon any day of the year, but it's something special at Christmas.  From the large selection of unique items in the gift shops to the Ford Orientation Center, Museum and Education Center, you will find Mount Vernon a magical and enchanting place.

Coming to Alexandria on a house-hunting trip?  Do yourself a favor, make some time and put this spectacular home at the top of your "must see" list of places.  You won't regret it - and if your kids complain about spending time at some "boring" old house, don't worry...they will love it.  I promise. 


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Comment balloon 0 commentsSusan Haughton • December 02 2012 08:20PM