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Christmas at Oatlands 2018

The Holiday Season at Oatlands is a magical time with Candlelight tours, historic decorations, holiday themed teas, wreath-making workshops and more!

Christmas at Oatlands 2018

November 23 - 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. 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.



Candlelight Mansion Tours

Candlelight Tours:  Friday, Nov. 23; Saturday, Dec. 8, Saturday, Dec. 15.

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. Candlelight tours are open-house style so you may enjoy at your own pace. Cider 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.


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.

Wreath Making Workshops

December 11 & 12

11:00 a.m.

$40 per person

Join Oatlands Head Gardener Mark Schroeter as he leads a Wreath Making Workshop at Oatlands! 

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


Christmas 2018 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 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!