Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon

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Photo: Buddy Secor

On Dec. 20 and 21, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., come to Mount Vernon for an evening of family-friendly fun and fireworks choreographed to holiday music, with fireworks beginning around 8 p.m. This event also features local choirs, re-enactors from the First Virginia Regiment in winter encampment, and 18th-century dance lessons. Tickets are $36 ($26, youth); fireworks without mansion tour, $30 and $20. George Washington’s Estate & Gardens, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria, VA. mountvernon.org.