Christmas at Victoria Mansion

During the holiday season, many of our community’s leading and up-and-coming florists, designers, artists, and fellow non-profit organizations use the backdrop of the Mansion’s interior design to create unique decorations that emulate Victorian-era splendor. Now in its fourth decade, this annual event welcomes thousands of visitors each year from the end of November through the beginning of January.

2023 Season Theme: Colors of the Season

This year, our designers found inspiration in the Colors of the Season, as well as colors from within the Mansion itself! Our 2023 season ran from November 24, 2023 – January 7, 2024.

In addition to our decorated house tours, we were pleased to host the return of two favorite events: Night of the Nutcracker with Portland Ballet on Sundays, December 3rd and 10th, and Mr. Dickens and His Carol, performed by British actor Andrew Harris on Saturday, December 2nd in a special presentation for A Christmas Carol’s 180th anniversary. In place of our “Stories on the Staircase” series this year, we offered a brand new program for our youngest visitors, their stuffed animals, and their caregivers: a Ruffi Stuffie Sleepover!

Victoria Mansion is now closed for the season. We will re-open for our regular season on May 1, 2024. Our 2024 holiday season theme will be announced later in the year.

Our Designers

Our team of decorators donate their time, talent, and materials. Thank you to our 2023 Colors of the Season designers:

Season Details

Victoria Mansion is closed for the season. Our regular season will run May 1-October 31, 2024. More information about our 2024 holiday season will be available later in the year.

Ticket prices:

Adults: $19.25
Senior citizens (62+): $17.25
College students: $8.00 with valid student ID
Students age 6-17: $6.00
Children under 6: Free
Family rate: $41.75
– Family Rate applies to 2 adults and up to 5 children age 6-17 of the same household
Museums for All – tickets for SNAP/EBT cardholders: $2.00 with valid ID and EBT card, good for up to 4 tickets
Victoria Mansion members: Free

All tickets reflect a small service charge to defray costs of our ticketing service.

Ticketing information can be found on our Plan Your Visit page.

For groups of 10 or more, please see our Group Tours page before booking.

Support Our Season

Admissions, shop sales, membership, and our generous sponsors support the Mansion’s mission to preserve and share this unique National Historic Landmark for generations to come.

Supporters & Contributors

We wish to thank the following for their support of and contributions to Colors of the Season at Victoria Mansion 2023:

  • Allagash Brewing Company
  • Anania’s Variety
  • Andrew Harris
  • Bird & Co.
  • Charles Powell
  • Chevaughn Marie Designs
  • Dan Gifford & Dr. Larry Plant
  • Dawn Hachey
  • Emerald City Design
  • Gail Diamon
  • Harmon’s Floral Company
  • Holiday Inn By the Bay
  • Maine Irish Heritage Center
  • Melinda Thomas & Natasha Hudnor (Clipper Merchant Tea)
  • Oceanview at Falmouth
  • Portland Ballet
  • Portland Downtown
  • Portland Symphony Orchestra
  • Robert Parker
  • Saco Festival of Trees Committee
  • Sarah Coughlin
  • Spinnaker Trust
  • Travel Maine
  • Victoria Mansion Docent Committee

Stories on the Staircase

For our 2021 program of story times for preschool-aged visitors and their families, docents and friends of the Mansion read stories from our friends at Islandport Press, and in 2022, Islandport Press authors read excerpts from their own books for audiences of all ages. Both the 2021 and 2022 readings are now available on our YouTube page.

Thank you for reading along with us!

Gallery of Christmas Seasons Past