| "Aladdin" the Christmas camel. Photo by Russ Flint. Credit Linda Blachly|
By Beth Lawton
ALEXANDRIA, VA. - Christmas at Mount Vernon
Where: George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate
When: From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Why Go: This is the last full weekend to enjoy holiday decorations, chocolate-making demonstrations, 18th century dancing and more. Bring the kids for their chance to meet Aladdin the camel.
Price: Adults $15; Seniors $14; Ages 6 to 11 $7; Ages 5 and under: FREE
Special Exhibition: A Thomas Nast Christmas: The Civil War in Political Cartoons
Where: Lee-Fendall House Museum & Gardens at 614 Oronoco St.
When: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 1 – 3 p.m. Sunday now through Jan. 15.
Why Go: This exhibit includes some of Nast’s best and most famous holiday images from a time of difficulty for the nation.
Price: Admission is free with museum admission: $5 for adults, $3 children
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