A tour of Victorian mansion Maymont makes for a fun activity any time of year, but a holiday tour is extra special. Starting Friday (11/19) and running through January 6, when you tour the mansion, you’ll get to see it all decked out in holiday splendor. There’s a lavish Christmas tree, along with other decorations that bring an 1893 Christmas to life. Maymont also hosts a variety of special events to help Richmonders get into the holiday season.
Make an elegant holiday wreath at one of Maymont’s wreath workshops on November 30, December 1 and December 2. In this class, Maymont’s decorating experts will teach you to make spectacular wreaths, just like the ones that adorn the mansion. Classes cost $25 each and registration is required in advance.
At An Old-Fashioned Christmas on December 5, you’ll get to see the Christmas-fied mansion, take horse-drawn carriage rides and listen to holiday music. There’s also two special St. Nick’s Christmas Parties at 1 and 3 p.m. with stories, songs, games and party favors for the kids.
On December 10 and 17, check out Maymont by Moonlight, where horse-drawn carriages carry visitors to the mansion, which is lit by luminaries. Travel back to 1893, and take a peek into how the Dooleys would have celebrated Christmas Eve. Tickets cost $25 per person and space is limited, so register early if you’re interested.
Maymont also is also offering a special candlelit tour that focuses on Victorian Christmas traditions on Tuesday, December 14. Tickets cost $10 per person and can also be reserved in advance.
To register for these events, call (804) 358-7166, or visit this link.