Holiday Candlelight Tours Thursdays, December 7, 14 at 5:30 p.m. each night Fridays and Saturdays, December 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15 & 16 at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Celebrate the advent of the Christmas season with Jeffersonian style on a magical, candlelight tour of Thomas Jefferson’s private retreat decorated in early 19th century style. Tour the president’s cherished hideaway decorated for the holidays, as was the custom in Jefferson’s time, on these hourlong tours. Explore the villa by candlelight as your guide paints an intimate portrait of the Jefferson family celebration and Christmas in the slave quarter, sharing true stories and anecdotes gathered from Jefferson’s letters and diaries. Admission is $20 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Museum Shop at 434.534.8120 or online at poplarforest.org.