Esprit de Noel

Come to campus and hang out with your friends and family while shopping, eating, and getting into the Christmas spirit, all for a great cause!

Esprit 2019 is Friday, Nov. 1, 11. a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Esprit, one of Visitation's biggest fundraisers, will feature more than 70 specialty boutiques, food trucks, music, a festive atmosphere, community and a car raffle! Sheehy Auto Stores has once again generously donated this year's car - a brand new 2019 Honda CR-V EX-L from Sheehy Honda located in AlexandriaGrab one of the limited car raffle tickets today for $100 for your chance to win!

Please contact Meghan Smith ( in the Advancement Office with any questions.

Shop for Visi

Our 75+ vendors are here to help you get an early start on your Christmas shopping! Every purchase you make during this special fundraiser supports Visitation and its students. View the list of participating vendors here

Snackery Lane

NEW THIS YEAR! Come hungry and enjoy delicious eats from some of DC’s favorite food trucks. 

Friday Lineup:

Saturday Lineup:

Drink Tent sponsored by Gerry Gretschel Real Estate of McEnearney Associates

Bake Shop

  • Enjoy homemade baked goods and hot beverages by the Lodge fireplace, or take your tasty treats to the new patio behind the Lodge! Coffee and hot chocolate are sold outside the Lodge by Black Acres Roastery
  • Students and parents are invited to think “outside the box-mix” and contribute homemade goodies to the Bake Shop. Baked goods can be delivered to the Lodge on Thursday, October 31 and Friday, November 1. Students will receive a free dress pass in exchange! 

Attic Treasures

Visit the ultimate White Elephant shop in the Playroom to browse gently used items including furniture, Christmas decorations, and books.

Have items to donate? Drop them off at Visi today! The guard will point you to our donation drop off spot.

Bistro & Silent Auction

Parents, alumnae, and parents of alums are invited to mingle during happy hour upstairs in the gym Friday night, 6 - 9 p.m. Make sure to check out our mini Silent Auction during Bistro!


Esprit de Noel is only made possible with the generous support of our parent, alumnae, and parent of alumnae volunteers. However you would like to get involved, we have a role for you! Contact our Esprit Co-Chairs, Barbara Dwyer & Gerry Gretschel, to get involved.