Holidays At The Jefferson

While the holidays may be a little different this year, we look forward to sharing another festive, fun and joyful season with you at The Jefferson. Following all the latest government mandates and health organization recommendations, we will be celebrating in a manner to provide you and yours with a safe and happy holiday.

All holidays at The Jefferson offerings are subject to change without prior notice based upon the latest restrictions, recommendations and local health conditions.


Decorations

The hotel will be decorated for the season Monday, November 30, 2020 through Sunday, January 3, 2021. Our head decorator, Rick Lunsford of Blooms at The Jefferson, plans to make his 22nd annual Holidays at The Jefferson display his best yet. With the help of his talented team of “elves”, the hotel will be adorned with hundreds of live poinsettias, thousands of twinkle lights, hundreds of yards of garland, and dozens of wreaths. The breathtaking centerpiece, the 30-foot Christmas tree, will be embellished with hundreds of oversized ornaments, bows and baubles, along with too many white twinkle lights to count. Rick will also create his signature displays on the Grand Staircase and the Circle Drive while his team artfully decorates the more than 20 smaller trees that are placed throughout the hotel.

Access to view the decorations this year will be limited to those guests with a reservation for an overnight stay, Lemaire, Afternoon Tea or Salon Vivace or those attending a private event. Visitors without a reservation will be asked to join us another year when restrictions have been lifted.

Due to current restrictions and mandates, the annual Tree Lighting and Music at Midday events will not be held in 2020. We look forward to continuing these holiday traditions in the future.


Holiday Packages

Whether you are considering a holiday getaway close to home, breaking up a longer pilgrimage on I-95 or need a little extra space for friends and family this year, our Holidays at The Jefferson and Holiday Bed and Breakfast packages are just as flexible and affordable as you remember.

Holidays at The Jefferson
Join us for a holiday getaway, including a grand premier guest room and complimentary parking.

Grand Premier Room: Rates from $235

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Holiday Bed and Breakfast Package
Celebrate the holidays with this festive package including a grand premier guest room, your choice of traditional Southern breakfast in Lemaire or room service full American breakfast for two, breakfast gratuities and parking.

Grand Premier Room: Rates from $305

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Offers valid Sunday through Thursday evenings November 25, 2020 through January 3, 2021, excluding December 24 and 31, 2020, based upon availability and subject to change without notice. Advance reservations are required. Taxes are additional.


Lemaire Holiday Dining

Throughout the holiday season, Lemaire Restaurant will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with modified service and social distancing. Seating and service at Lemaire bar will not be available. Cocktail service can be enjoyed at tables in Lemaire Lounge or on the patio (weather permitting). Advance reservations are required for all guests wishing to join us in Lemaire. To ensure the best possible service during this busy time of year, we request that guests please arrive on time for their reservation.

Groups of 10 or more guests are invited to contact Melissa Warner at 804-649-4618 for assistance with private dining events.

Reservations for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day in Lemaire are currently sold-out.

Please consider our new Lemaire Holiday Dining at Home options listed below for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve carry-out.


Holiday Brunch at The Jefferson

Due to current conditions, Champagne Sunday Brunch at The Jefferson is suspended through January 3, 2021. At this time, a date when brunch will resume has not yet been determined. We look forward to returning to that tradition as soon as it is safe to do so.


Holiday Teas and Santa Teas

These fun-filled holiday traditions will be continuing this year but may look and feel different as we socially distance and service is modified.

Reservations for teas in December will be taken beginning at 6:00am on Monday, October 26, 2020.

Tea will be served daily throughout the month of December between 12:00pm-4:15pm. The cost is $40 per adult and $32 per child (ages 4-8), plus tax and gratuity. There is no charge for children 3 years old and younger. (One paying adult per child under 3 please.)

Chocolate Lovers' Teas will be offered on Saturday, November 28, December 12, 19 and 26, 2020 and January 2, 2021 at a cost of $45 per adult and $35 per child (ages 4-8), plus tax and gratuity. There is no charge for children 3 years old and younger. (One paying adult per child under 3 please.)

A gluten free menu is available at an additional charge of $6.00 per person. Peanut or dairy free menus are also available at an additional charge of $4.00 per person. Please request these options at the time of reservation.

Separate checks are not available for parties of 6 or more guests.
Afternoon tea will not be served on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day or December 5, 13, 17 or 20, 2020.
Tea is currently being served on the Mezzanine, overlooking the Rotunda lobby. This is subject to change.

Reservations for Santa Teas will be taken beginning at 6:00am on Monday, November 9, 2020.

Santa Teas will be served at 2:00pm on:

Saturday, December 5, 2020
Sunday, December 13, 2020
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Sunday, December 20, 2020

The cost is $55 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Children 3 and under are complimentary. (One paying adult per child under 3 please.)
A credit card guarantee is required at the time of booking. Please note that reservations for these special event teas generally fill within one hour.

Santa will be joining you for tea but will ask for Christmas wishes to be shared with him from a social distance or in a letter from your child. Santa will wear his new favorite holiday face covering and will ask that children of all ages 2 and older wear theirs as well when not actively eating or drinking.

Santa Teas will be served along the Mezzanine and in the Rotunda lobby. This is subject to change.

Holiday Tea and Santa Tea Cancellation Policies

During the month of December, cancellations for parties of 5 or less will be accepted at no charge until 7 days prior to your reservation. For parties of 6-12, cancellations will be accepted until 14 days prior to your reservation. If you do not cancel and do not show for your reservation, you will be charged the full amount of your reservation.
Parties of 10 or more will require a contract.


Holiday Giving

The tradition of giving back to the Richmond community continues this season. Five percent of all holiday menu purchases in Lemaire for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day will be donated to Feed More's Central Virginia Food Bank.


Holiday Gatherings

Whether you are planning a holiday gathering for your company, social organization or your extended family, The Jefferson is known for its impeccable service, festive atmosphere and exceptional food – the perfect combination for any special event. Call 804-649-4612 today to plan your socially distanced holiday event at The Jefferson in one of our beautiful function spaces.

Private luncheons are also available this season in Lemaire, Monday – Friday, for groups of 9-18 guests. Please call Melissa Warner at 804-649-4618 for more information.

Whether planning your holiday gathering at The Jefferson or another downtown venue, discounted room rates are available for groups of 10 or more rooms. Please call 804-649-4669 for availability and rates.


Holiday Gift Cards

The Jefferson Hotel gift cards make the perfect holiday gift for the food lovers and travel enthusiasts on your list. Gift cards are available in any denomination and never expire. We recommend placing your order on our website. Telephone orders can also be placed Monday - Friday from 9am - 5pm beginning Monday, November 30 by calling our holiday gift card hot line at 804-649-4627.


NEW This Season

Rotunda Beverage and Snack Service

Exclusively for the holiday season, guests staying overnight at The Jefferson can reserve a table with views of the Christmas tree to enjoy beverages and light snacks on select evenings in December. Please check back for more details and reservations for this festive new offering.

Lemaire Holiday Dining at Home

Celebrate the season with your favorite holiday dishes from Lemaire’s kitchen to enjoy with your family and friends in the comfort of your home. This year Lemaire will be offering Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve dining for carry-out.

Menus are subject to change but will be confirmed at the time of ordering.

Thanksgiving Day

Orders will be taken on-line November 2-13 for pick-up on Wednesday, November 25.
Price: $80 for 2 people, $160 for 4 people or $240 for 6 people

Sample menu:

  • Turkey and ham
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Mac and cheese
  • Stuffing
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Green bean casserole
  • Spoonbread
  • Giblet gravy
  • White house rolls
  • Whole pumpkin pie

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Orders will be taken on-line December 1-11 for pick-up on Wednesday, December 23 for Christmas Eve orders and on Thursday, December 24 for Christmas Day orders.
Price: $100 for 2 people, $200 for 4 people or $300 for 6 people

  • Herb Crusted Prime Rib
  • Horseradish mashed potatoes
  • Lobster mac and cheese
  • Creamed spinach
  • She crab soup
  • Spoonbread
  • Caesar salad
  • Whitehouse rolls
  • Whole pecan pie

New Year’s Eve

Orders will be taken on-line December 14 - 23 for pick-up on Wednesday, December 30.
Price: $100 for 2 people, $200 for 4 people or $300 for 6 people

  • Herb Crusted Prime Rib
  • Horseradish mashed potatoes
  • Lobster mac and cheese
  • Creamed spinach
  • She crab soup
  • Spoonbread
  • Caesar salad
  • Whitehouse rolls
  • Whole pecan pie
  • For the good luck in the New Year: stewed tomatoes, braised greens and black-eyed peas

A curated selection of wines, beer and cocktails will also be available for purchase.

All holidays at The Jefferson offerings are subject to change without prior notice based upon changing mandates, restrictions, recommendations and local health conditions.

 


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