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Christmas at Oatlands

December 1 - December 30      

Oatlands Mansion is open for regular guided tours through the end of December.  Starting December 1, visit Oatlands to see the halls decked in fabulous holiday style. 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!

On December 1, Oatlands will offer guided Mansion tours every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour starting at 10:00 a.m. The last tour every day is at 4:00 p.m.

Friends of Oatlands Annual Holiday Party
December 4

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

Santa's Visiting Hours: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Beverages and snacks for families in the Carriage House. Take your child's photo with Santa in the Mansion!  Reserve a photo time slot by emailing mkraycinovich@oatlands.org.  Note: please bring your camera to take your childs photo.

Evening Reception Hours: 5 p.m. to 7 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 115 or mkraycinovich@oatlands.org

Candlelight Tours

Candlelight Tours:  December 10 & 11; December 17 & 18,  6-8 p.m.  Join us after hours to see the mansion sparkling with Christmas lights and old-fashioned decorations.  Candlelight tours are open-house style so you may enjoy at your own pace.  Reservations not required.  Final admission is at 8 p.m.  $15 adults, $12 seniors & active duty military, $8 kids 6-16, FREE to children under age 6.

Holiday Teas

Holiday teas are a tradition at Oatlands. Enjoy traditional afternoon tea in our Historic Carriage House, shop in our unique gift shop and view the Small Works Art Show on display. Add on a tour of the Mansion to see the house in all its Christmas glory! See the Afternoon Tea page for full schedule.

December 16 & 17 - Pickwick Players Christmas Carols

Friday, December 16 - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 17 - 4:30 p.m.

Tickets: $10 per adult; $5 per child

Experience the delightful sound of the Pickwick Players as they perform a variety of Christmas Carols in the Charming Oatlands Carriage House.  Enjoy hot cider and  home-made baked goods!


December 7, 9 & 12 - Wreath Making at Oatlands

Dec. 12 is Sold Out.

11:00 a.m.

$35 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 12.  Tickets are not refundable and advance reservations are required to 703-777-3174 or mschroeter@oatlands.org.


Small Works Art Show & Sale

November 30 - December 30 at Oatalnds Historic Carriage House.

Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

A special art show for the Holiday season! These original works of art are perfect for small wall spaces, bookshelves and desks and are great for gift giving!

Click here for full rules and entry forms.


Christmas 2016 is sponsored in part by:


Gift Giving Ideas

Oatlands' gift shop 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 2016 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!