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Christmas at Oatlands 2017

November 17 - December 30     

Now - December 30

Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Oatlands Mansion is decorated for Christmas and open for walk through tours through the end of December. Guides will be posted in the Mansion to welcome visitors. Come see Oatlands decked in fabulous holiday style. This year, textiles and silver from Oatlands’ extensive collection will be featured. Wedding gowns from across the decades are showcased in the main second floor bedroom. Several textiles from the Loudoun Museum will be on display through the holiday season. Arrive at the Carriage House Visitor Center, purchase your tickets and proceed to the mansion! No need to wait for a scheduled tour! While you're here, find the perfect gift at the Historic Carriage House Shop, and don't forget to visit the formal terraced garden -- beautiful in every season!

The Mansion will close at 5:00 p.m. daily.


Friends of Oatlands Holiday Party
Friday, November 17

A Holiday Open House at Oatlands for our Friends of Oatlands Members!

Friday, November 17 -- Evening Reception Hours: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Friends of Oatlands Members are invited to enjoy wine, heavy hors d'oeuvres and desserts in the Carriage House.  Continual walk through tours of the Mansion will be available.  Holiday Casual Attire; dress for the weather!  $20 Additional Guest Fee.

Acceptances only to 703-777-3174 ext 5 or mkraycinovich@oatlands.org

Sunday, November 19 --  Photographs with Santa:    1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Enjoy a special benefit for our Friends of Oatlands members!  Arrive at the Carriage House Visitor Center for a beverage and snack. Then take your child's photo with Santa in the Mansion Drawing Room!  Advance reservations are required.  Reserve a photo time slot by emailing mkraycinovich@oatlands.org.  Note: please bring your camera to take your childs photo.


New!  Candlelight Hayride, Mansion Tour, and Candlelight Tea

Candlelight Tours:  Friday, Nov. 24; Saturday, Nov. 25, Sunday, Nov. 26; and Saturday, Dec. 2. 

The Mansion will be open from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Join us after hours to see the mansion sparkling with Christmas lights and old-fashioned decorations, music in the Drawing Room, and enjoy a special Candlelight Hayride on a uniquely decorated Hay Wagon.  Candlelight tours are open-house style so you may enjoy at your own pace. Hot Cocoa and cookies will be available in the Carriage House Visitor Center.  Reservations not required.  Final admission is at 8 p.m.  $15 adults, $12 seniors & active duty military, $10 kids 6-16, FREE to children under age 5.

Plus, enjoy a special Candlelight Tea before your tour on Saturday, Nov. 25, Sunday, Nov. 26 and Saturday, Dec. 2 in the Charming Carriage House.  Tea will be served at 4:30 p.m. and end at 6:00 p.m.  Space will be limited so make your reservations today at https://www.oatlands.org/afternoontea/tea-reservations/.  You may also call 703-777-3174.  Teas require advance reservation and purchase. Teas are $29.95 plus tax per person ages 3 and up. Teas are non-refundable.

Holiday Teas

Holiday teas are a tradition at Oatlands. Enjoy traditional afternoon tea in our Historic Carriage House, shop in our and unique Museum Store.  Add on a tour of the Mansion to see the house in all its Christmas glory! Don't miss the Special Candlelight Afternoon Teas before the Candlelight Tours.  See the Afternoon Tea page for full schedule.


New! Family Holiday Photographs in the Mansion Drawing Room

The Drawing Room of Oatlands Mansion is the perfect setting to take your family Holiday Photo!  The Mansion will be open for photographs by the Drawing Room Christmas Tree from 10:00 a.m. to Noon on Sunday, Nov. 19; Sunday, Dec. 3; Sunday Dec. 10; and Sunday, Dec. 17.  Bring your  camera.  A professional photographer will not be on site.  Cost: $20 per family; $10 per individual.  Purchase your photo pass upon arrival at the Carriage House Visitor Center.

Wreath Making Workshops

December 5 & 6

11:00 a.m.

$40 per person

Join Oatlands Head Gardener Mark Schroeter as he leads a Wreath Making Workshop at Oatlands!  Make a wreath to take home with you!

Space is limited to 15.  Tickets are not refundable and advance reservations are required to 703-777-3174 or mschroeter@oatlands.org.



Christmas 2017 is sponsored in part by:


Gift Giving Ideas

Oatlands' Museum Store is chock full of unique, interesting items for your holiday gift giving and... your purchases help support Oatlands all year! 

While you are in the gift shop, consider becoming a Friend of Oatlands or purchase a membership to give as the perfect gift to family and friends! Memerbship offers a discount in the gift shop, an invitation to a Friends Only Christmas party and other great benefits!

Memberships and Tea Gift Certificates make great gifts!

Support Oatlands with a Year End Gift!

As a self-supporting non-profit organization which receives no government funding, Oatlands, Inc. depends upon private donations to fulfill its mission.  Please consider making a year end gift to our 2017 Annual Appeal. We would not be able to keep Oatlands the special place that it is without your support!  For additional information, please contact Development Director Matt Kraycinovich at mkraycinovich@oatlands.org

Oatlands is a beautiful venue for your holiday party!

Oatlands is a beautiful place to have your holiday dinner, party or event. All the decorating is done for you! We have multiple options for venue and catering. Call 703-777-3174 to make your special holiday event a reality!