See what it was like to celebrate Christmas 200+ years ago. Mount Vernon will be lit up by hundreds of candles, plus there will be outdoor caroling, costumed characters, and cookies and cider around a campfire. This is the only time of year Mount Vernon is open to the public in the evening. Open 5 to 8:30pm: November 24 to December 9, 2017 plus December 17, 2017. Purchase tickets online, $24/adults, $16/children 11 and under.