Open to the Public
No Event Ticket Required
Various sites in Historic Area
In the 18th century, illuminations--the firing of guns and lighting of fireworks--celebrated major events such as the birthday of a reigning sovereign, military victories, or the arrival of a new colonial governor. Join Colonial Williamsburg for this special day by strolling the Historic Area and viewing all the unique decorations. Enjoy musical performances on multiple stages throughout the Historic Area and fireworks displays from the Capitol, the Magazine, and the Palace.
Lace up your skates and join us on historic Duke of Gloucester Street for family-friendly fun at Liberty’s Ice Pavilion, sponsored by Dominion Energy.
Enjoy a guided look at Colonial Williamsburg's picturesque building exteriors and streets decked out in holiday splendor. Discuss the materials and construction techniques of these traditional holiday decorations.
Enjoy a leisurely ride through the Historic Area by horse-drawn carriage and surround yourself with the sights and sounds of our unique city.
The Victorian era gave us some of our most beloved Christmas traditions. Join musicians Kelly Kennedy, Dean Shostak, Stephen Christoff, and Anne O’Bryne as they enliven this era with voice, violin, sackbut, guitar, piano, and more.