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We look forward to providing you and your loved ones with a truly memorable holiday celebration.


The hotel will be decorated for the season Monday, November 29, 2021 through Sunday, January 9, 2022. The hotel will be adorned with hundreds of live poinsettias, thousands of twinkle lights, hundreds of yards of garland, and dozens of wreaths. Signature displays will be created on the Grand Staircase, in the Circle Drive and in the Palm Court lobby, along with more than 20 smaller trees placed throughout the hotel. The breathtaking centerpiece, the 30-foot Christmas tree in the Rotunda, will be embellished with hundreds of oversized ornaments, bows and baubles, along with too many white twinkle lights to count. The annual Jefferson Gingerbread display will also be available throughout the season for guests to enjoy.

There will not be a Tree Lighting ceremony or Music at Midday concert series.

Lemaire Holiday Dining

Throughout the holiday season, Lemaire Restaurant will be serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails daily. Advance reservations are required for all guests wishing to dine in Lemaire.  Reservations for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings are available to overnight guests only.

Reservations for dinner are sold-out in the month of December.    

Thanksgiving: Guests will have their choice of a traditional Thanksgiving four-course tasting menu or select items from the a la carte dinner menu. Seatings are available from 12pm-8pm.  Reservations for Thanksgiving are sold-out.  

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Holiday specials and the regular a la carte dinner menu will be offered. Seatings are available from 5pm-9 pm on Christmas Eve and 12pm-8 pm on Christmas Day.  Reservations for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are sold-out.

New Year’s Eve: Celebratory specials and the regular a la carte dinner menu will be served on New Year’s Eve with seatings from 5pm-10pm.  Reservations for New Year's Eve are sold-out.  

Reservations for Lemaire dining can be made on-line through OpenTable or by calling 804-649-4629. Please click here for additional Lemaire reservation tips.

Lemaire Holiday Dining @ Home

Our Lemaire Holiday Dining @ Home boxes are perfect for sharing with friends and family at your Thanksgiving or Christmas celebration. These popular take and bake boxes feature all your favorite holiday dishes with easy to follow reheating and serving instructions.

SOLD OUT  Thanksgiving Day orders will be available for pick-up on Wednesday, November 24. 

Christmas orders will be taken until December 15 for pick-up on Thursday, December 23.


Holiday Brunch at The Jefferson

Champagne Sunday Brunch at The Jefferson will not be served this holiday season.

Holiday Teas

Reservations for January 3-6, 2022 are still available. 

Holiday Afternoon Tea will be served daily beginning Friday, November 26 through Sunday, January 9 between 12:00pm-4:15pm. The cost is $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.)

NEW for 2021: Chocolate Lovers' Teas will be offered on December 5, 12, 18, 19, 24, 26 and 31, 2021 and on January 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2022 at a cost of $50 per adult and $38 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 4, 9, 11, 16 and 20, 2021.

Tea is currently being served on the Mezzanine, overlooking the Rotunda lobby. This is subject to change.

NEW for 2021: Reservations for holiday teas will be taken in one week blocks three months prior to your preferred tea date. All reservations will open promptly at 8:00am EST on the following dates:


Date to Call Tea Reservation Dates
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 November 26 - December 7, 2021 (excluding Santa Tea on December 4*) - SOLD-OUT 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 December 8 – 14, 2021 SOLD-OUT
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 December 15 – 21, 2021 (excluding Santa Tea on December 20*) - SOLD-OUT
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 December 22, 23, 24, 26, 27 and 28, 2021 - SOLD-OUT
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 December 29, 30 and 31, 2021 - SOLD-OUT and January 2-9, 2022  - January 8 & 9 SOLD OUT

Santa Teas


Santa Teas will be served on Saturday, December 4 and Monday, December 20, 2021 at 2:00pm.

NEW for 2021: All reservations will be taken on October 4, 2021 at 8:00am*.

*Reservations for Santa Teas generally fill within one hour.  Regular afternoon tea will not be served on these dates.  

The cost is $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Children 3 and under are complimentary. A credit card guarantee is required at the time of booking.

Reservations for all holiday teas can be made by calling 804-649-4710. Please see our Reservation Tips below for more information about calling for holiday and Santa tea reservations.

Holiday Tea Cancellation Policies

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. All other cancellation and reservation change policies stated above will apply.


  • If you are receiving a busy signal when calling 804-649-4710, please continue to call back. The busy signal means that the reservations line is currently full, but another caller will be allowed into the reservations queue soon.
  • Once you are in the queue, please do not hang up! We have a team of people taking reservations and your call will be answered in the order in which it was received.
  • On each reservation call-in date, availability updates will be posted on at the top of the page. Please be sure to refresh your browser each time you visit for the latest information.
  • Reservations will only be accepted by telephone at 804-649-4710. Unfortunately, our team will not be able to assist you with reservations via social media, email, walk-in or on another telephone line coming into the hotel.
  • In effort to minimize hold times and maximize availability of reservations we ask that a single caller, using a single phone line, be designated for those parties wishing to make reservations for a group. We are happy to take more than one reservation per caller but request your assistance in avoiding double bookings and long wait times caused by duplicate bookings.
  • Please have your credit card ready when calling.  A credit card guarantee is required to hold your reservation.

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.

Whether planning your holiday gathering at The Jefferson, in Lemaire or at another downtown venue, discounted room rates are available for groups of 10 or more rooms. Please call Ryan Shilling at 804-649-4666 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.

All holidays at The Jefferson offerings are subject to change without prior notice and are based upon availability.
Advance reservations are required.
Permission to film or photograph within the hotel is reserved solely for couples who have planned their wedding reception at The Jefferson.  
Our public spaces are open and available for guests of The Jefferson and Lemaire to enjoy when they are not reserved for private events through our Sales and Catering offices.