Christmas at Victoria Mansion

Each holiday season, the Mansion transforms into a Victorian winter wonderland for Christmas at Victoria Mansion. This beloved six-week celebration features decorations by some of the community’s leading and up-and-coming artists, florists, designers, and fellow non-profit organizations to highlight the Mansion’s original 19th century interiors.

Now in its fourth decade, over 8,000 visitors attend this annual event and it has been a long-standing tradition for many in the Southern Maine area and beyond. Along with daily tours, an exciting roster of holiday programming and events are offered each year, including Night of the Nutcracker with Portland Ballet, Stories on the Staircase preschool story hour, and the annual favorite Holiday Gala.

Season Details

The Mansion is open the day after Thanksgiving through early January for the holiday season

Hours:
Daily, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (last admission 4:00 p.m.)
closed Christmas Day and New Years Day

Admission:
Adults: $18.00
Seniors & AAA members: $15.00
College students (with ID): $7.00
Children age 6-17: $5.00
Children under 6 and active military: FREE
Family rate*: $35.00
*includes two adults of the same household and up to five children, age 6-17

Support Our Season

Proceeds from admissions, gala patronage, and sponsorship support the Mansion’s mission to preserve and share this unique National Historic Landmark for generations to come.

Learn more about our Gala

Our Designers

Our team of decorators donate their time, talent, and materials. Though we were unable to open for the 2020 Christmas season, in 2019, the team evoked the unique nostalgia of the season with the theme of “Ghosts of Christmas Past.”

  • Clipper Merchant Tea House (Melinda Thomas, Natasha Titus, Christopher Grant)
  • Danny R. Hatt, Don Chouinard, Marcedas Hatt O’Toole
  • Dan Gifford
  • Dodge the Florist (Gail Diamon, Aaron Bowden, Shannon Hanley)
  • Harmon’s Floral Company (Dan Kennedy, Jennifer Miller, Sharon Eblacker, William Hatch)
  • Karen & David Cole
  • Mimi & Mum (Meredith & Caroline Davis)
  • Saco Festival of Trees Design Committee (Denise Blanchard, Patti Sangillo, Theresa Ruel, Elsa Geskus, Sandra Gilley, Katie Boucher, Sandy Riley, Betty Mandeville)

Gallery of Christmas Seasons Past