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Meet Father Christmas at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

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Meet Father Christmas Saturday, December 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bring the children (and the young-at-heart) to Poplar Forest for a day filled with holiday merriment and the chance to meet Father Christmas the 19th-century version of Santa Claus, as portrayed by actor Jeff Price. Guest can also watch hearth cooking demonstrations by Rachel Deddens, and participate in a variety of children’s craft activities focused on making period-appropriate holiday decorations. Admission to the special holiday festivities is included in general admission to Poplar Forest. General admission to Poplar Forest includes a guided house tour, self-guided tours of the grounds exhibits and the Enslaved Community Tours (when offered): $15 for adults; $13 for seniors (ages 65+) and military (must show ID); $7 for college students (must show ID) and youth ages 12–18; $3 for youth ages 6–11; and free for children under age 6 and Poplar Forest members.

Meet Father Christmas at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
  • 1542 Bateman Bridge Road
  • Forest, VA 24551
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  • Admission to the special holiday festivities is included in general admission to Poplar Forest.