Candlelight Christmas Tours

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Discover the splendor of the holidays at James and Dolley Madison's Montpelier!

Learn about 19th-century Christmas customs in the early American republic with James and Dolley. 
 

Kids (17 & under) are FREE with an adult!

This year's festivities will feature:
Santa, children's crafts, holiday entertainment, refreshment, and special candlelight tours of the Madisons' beloved home.
 
Don't miss our Museum Shop where you can find gifts, books, and wonderful stocking stuffers for loved ones of all ages!
 
December 12 & 13
Event Hours: 4:00 PM-8:00 PM 
First Candlelight Tour will begin at 4:30 PM.
Last Candlelight Tour begins at 7:30 PM.

 

Friday, December 12
4:00 PM-8:00 PM Visit with Santa Claus (Grand Salon)
4:00 PM-8:00 PM Classical Harp by Eve Waters (mansion)
4:30 PM-7:30 PM Candlelight Tours with James and Dolley Madison (mansion)
5:00 PM-5:45 PM Anne and Her Checkered Past (music, Grand Salon)
6:45 PM-7:30 PM Anne and Her Checkered Past (music, Grand Salon)

Saturday, December 13
4:00 PM-7:45 PM Visit with Santa Claus (Grand Salon)
4:00 PM-4:15 PM JMU Note-oriety A Capella (music, Grand Salon)
4:00 PM-8:00 PM Classical Harp by Eve Waters (mansion)
4:30 PM-7:30 PM Candlelight Tours with James and Dolley Madison (mansion)
4:15 PM-5:00 PM Anne and Her Checkered Past (music, Grand Salon)
5:15 PM-5:45 PM Bel Canto Vocal Ensemble (music, Grand Salon)
6:00 PM-6:15 PM JMU Note-oriety A Capella (music, Grand Salon)
6:15 PM-6:45 PM Anne and Her Checkered Past (music, Grand Salon)
7:00 PM-7:30 PM Bel Canto Vocal Ensemble (music, Grand Salon)

Entertainment is subject to change. 

Please enter through the Main Gate on Route 20 and proceed to the Visitor Center to park and check in. For more information, call 540.672.2728 x 442.