Holiday Events at Monticello!
November 28 - 30 & December 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
These ever-popular workshops, in their 28th year, produce a gratifying and tangible end product: a beautiful holiday wreath.
Holiday Open House
Sunday, November 30, 1-5pm
Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season at Monticello’s Second Annual Holiday Open House. Be among the first to see Monticello decorated for the holidays as you stroll through the first floor of the house at your own pace. Discover unique holiday gifts at the Museum Shop at Monticello. FREE!
5th Annual Monticello Holiday Classic 5K and Deck the Halls Kids Dash
Saturday, December 6, 7-9am
This family-oriented 5k begins at the East Walk of Monticello. Kids 12 and under can enjoy the Deck the Halls Kids Dash, a quarter mile loop around the West Lawn!
Handmade for the Holidays at The Shop at Monticello
Saturday, December 6, noon-4pm
Your holiday destination for gorgeous, one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts this season! Beeswax candle-making for the kids, historic chocolate demonstration and tasting, winter garden preparation tips and more. FREE!
Holiday Evening Tours
December 12-13, 19-23, 26-30 at 5:30pm, 5:45pm & 6pm each evening
These small-group house tours, which include the Dome Room, offer visitors an intimate look at how the holidays were celebrated in Jefferson's time, plus the rare opportunity to experience Monticello after dark.
Monticello Gingerbread House Family Workshop
December 6, 7, 13, 14, 2-4 pm
Embrace your inner architect during our Monticello Gingerbread House Family Workshop. Kids and grownups alike will enjoy this icing intense program. Try your hand at creating your own architectural masterpiece, just like Mr. Jefferson!