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Christmas Traditions in Colonial Times

  • George Washington Masonic National Memorial 101 Callahan Drive Alexandria, VA, 22301 United States (map)

Come join the George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee to learn how the Gen. and Mrs. Washington celebrated Christmas! Rev. Tom Costa of the Historic Pohick Church Docent Guild portrays the Rev. Lee Massey, the second colonial rector of Pohick Church, in a presentation of how Christmas was kept in the various colonies. Susan Costa portrays Mrs. Elizabeth Massey and will enlighten the group on the role women played. Topics include church and home decorations, gift giving, dinner parties, Christmas carols of the period, Twelfth Night Great Cakes, and more, including tales of seasonal festivities at the home of his good friends and parishioners, George and Martha Washington.


Conference Room
George Washington Masonic National Memorial
101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA 22301

Earlier Event: November 17
FREE Walking with Washington Tour
Later Event: December 30
Walking with Washington Tour