Williamsburg Christmas. Christmas is a season of wonder and joy – of whimsical decorations, caroling and frost covered windows. Share this special time with your family and friends in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia! Everywhere you look, find intricate decorations and holiday cheer set amidst historical flare. You will fall in love with Colonial Williamsburg at Christmas time.
Find miles of fresh pines strung around lampposts lining the cobblestone lanes, see the soft glow of candlelight in the storefronts, and witness the joy upon the faces of children as they stare in disbelief at the extravagant décor. While waiting in line to purchase your favorite Christmas dessert at the local bakery, enjoy the decadent smells of freshly baked apple pies and strudels. Celebrate the most cherished holiday of all in the most beautiful of settings – Williamsburg, Virginia!
Dating back to 1936, nicknamed the first “official” Christmas in Williamsburg, people have been coming to this magical town to celebrate the wonder of the season. Nothing quite compares to the sights, smells and sounds that one experiences. The Christmas season begins with the Grand Illumination – an elaborate display of fireworks outlining the sky over the Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg. Witness the spectacular event of glowing candles, fireworks and holiday music – enlighten your holiday spirit while having an unforgettable time with family and friends.
Are you a baker at heart? No time is better for baking than during the holiday season! Bring your little ones, or treat yourself to a morning with professional pastry and culinary chefs from Colonial Williamsburg as they create scrumptious holiday pastries. Bring home world class baking techniques to your kitchen for your own family dishes, and spread the Yuletide cheer this Christmas season!
Bring along your family and friends to the annual Christmas Homes Tour presented by the Green Spring Garden Club in Colonial Williamsburg. Walk along the cobblestone roads, lined with lampposts and greenery. Doors to private residences are opened and the general public is allowed to leisurely stroll through homes in and around the Historical area. Enjoy classical style decor mimicking those of the Colonial area, while also enjoying modern traditions of other local homes.
Sights, Smells…and Sounds! Christmas in Williamsburg means more than just enjoying delicious foods, splendid decorating techniques and frothy delights – it is also about music to the ears! Enjoy 18th century music and lore at the local taverns located throughout Colonial Williamsburg. While staying at your Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast, hotel or quaint inn, come celebrate Christmas with an evening filled with traditional tavern entertainment. Enjoy your home away from home with your family and friends this holiday season.
For an astounding bounty of holiday cheer, go to Christmas Town at Busch Gardens, a special seasonal event that’s absolutely breathtaking. You’ll love the over-the-top decorations and lights that set the mood for the holidays. You can enjoy music and shows throughout the park, and accompany them with European-themed food, like traditional Italian or German Christmas dinners. If you just want a snack, grab some kettle corn and wassail to keep you warm on your journey through the park. Christmas Town appeals to young and old with light shows, special holiday shopping and music.
Fill your heart with cheer this Christmas! Williamsburg is home to the Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony held annually in Market Square. Gather your loved ones, bundle up and grab a steaming cup of hot cocoa, and watch as the great spruce illuminates joy on the surrounding faces. The time is here – It’s Christmas in Williamsburg! Rejoice and relive history in this stunning, historical area of Virginia.
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