Quite a few halls are decked for Christmas this weekend: Woodlawn Plantation is wreathed for the season with music playing Friday 7 to 10 and Sunday 3 to 6. Tours run 9:30 to 4:30 seven days a week, $3 for adults and $1.50 for those under 16. Refreshments included.
Nine Logan Circle homes are open Sunday for a Victorian Christmas. Tours are 1 to 5 and a yuletide wassail is 2 to 6 at the tour's meeting point, Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church at 1308 Vermont Avenue NW. Tickets are $6.50 pre-paid: call 638-7690.
Eight Fredericksburg homes built in the 18th and 19th centuries offer candlelight tours Sunday 2 to 8, with carriage rides beginning at 2 as well as refreshments and music throughout the day. Tickets are $8, $5 for students and children, and can be bought at the visitors' center or the Fredericksburg Museum on Caroline Street. Call 703/373-1776.
The village of Waterford, Virginia, is filled with creations of town artists, craftsmen and merchants, plus music and refreshments too, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 to 5. Admission to the Christmas shopping is free. Take Route 7 west to Route 9 for a half-mile to Route 662, to Waterford. Call 471-6093.
An hour and 45 minutes from Washington, the 19th-century town of Port Deposit has seven houses, three churches and one Municipal Building holidayed up for tours Sunday 2 to 7. It's on Route 222 between U.S. 1 and I-95. Tickets $5. Call 301/378-3866.