Saturday, November 23, 2013

Holiday events at Monticello

Wreath Workshops
November 29, 30 & December 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. 
These ever-popular workshops, in their 27th year, produce a gratifying and tangible end product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

Holiday Open House with Host Thomas Jefferson
Saturday, December 1, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson (Bill Barker) will be pleased to greet you as part of this open-house tour of Monticello. $5.

4th Annual Monticello Holiday Classic 5K and Deck the Halls Kids Dash
Saturday, December 7, 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.
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! Adults, $30; kids 12 and under, $10.

Handmade for the Holidays at The Shop at Monticello Museum
Saturday, December 7, noon - 5 p.m.
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 7, 14, 20- 23, 26-30 at 5:30, 5:45 & 6:00 p.m. 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. $45.

Monticello Gingerbread House Family Workshop
December 7, 8, 14, 15, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
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! $49 for a family of four.

UNESCO Anniversary $5 Admission
December 14 & 15
 In celebration of 26 years as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we're going back to 1987 ticket prices ($5) for 2 days in December.

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