There are several ways to celebrate the holidays with Monticello. Explore our offerings below, and make your plans to join us on the mountaintop.

Holiday Evening Tours

This special tour gives you the rare opportunity to experience Monticello after dark, decorated with the style of holiday greenery found during Jefferson’s era. You'll see the first and upper floors of Monticello, including the iconic Dome Room, and learn how all people on the mountaintop – enslaved and free – celebrated the holidays.

Wreath Workshops

Our fan-favorite Wreath Workshops are back! Attendees will create a beautiful door decoration that will last throughout the season.

Gifts That Warm the Heart and Home

Send exclusive, classically beautiful, and delicious gifts inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s house and gardens. Check out our top ten holiday gift ideas and find something for everyone on your list.

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Blog post: Holidays at Monticello

In Thomas Jefferson’s lifetime, the holidays at Monticello were a time for family gatherings, visiting friends, settling accounts and planning for the new year. For Monticello’s enslaved community, the holiday season was a time for reunion and a possible respite from labor on the Plantation.