Events at the Nixon Library

The Nixon Library hosts many special events and lectures throughout the year.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Candlelight Evening Event


In the spirit of White House Christmas traditions past and present, the Nixon Library is opening its doors after hours for one more special Candlelight Evening event on December 12th from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

Explore the special Christmas display featuring six expertly designed train layouts, enjoy the popular special exhibit Apollo: One Giant Leap for Mankind, take photos with Santa Claus in the Oval Office, listen to a story read by Mrs. Claus, decorate sugar cookies and create festive ornaments in the White House East Room and more!

Don’t miss the last Candlelight Evening of the season – Get Your Tickets Now!

Included with admission, guests will:

  • Explore the special Christmas display, TRAINS featuring SIX expertly-designed layouts including the all-new Rocket Railroad space-themed layout, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
  • Enjoy the popular special exhibit Apollo 11: One Giant Leap for Mankind
  • Take photos with Santa Claus in President Nixon’s Oval Office! (digital photo included!)
  • Play in a wintery wonderland of SNOW!
  • Delight in live music featuring Christmas classics in the magnificent White House East Room
  • Take photographs with the beautiful Pat Nixon White House Gingerbread House!! Sponsored by Rockwell’s Bakery.
  • Write letters and sign holiday cards for military members serving overseas
  • Create festive Christmas ornaments to hang on your Christmas tree
  • Decorate sugar cookies and enjoy the hot cocoa bar

PLUS: Discover the history of America’s 37th President in the Nixon Library’s award-winning presidential museum galleries!

See highlights from previous Candlelight Evenings:


Adult Admission: $29
Child Admission (5-11): $16
Child Admission (under 5): Free

Member Adult Admission: $20
Member Child Admission: $10