Start a Different Kind of Holiday Tradition
Escape from the stresses of the season and bring new life to your holiday celebration. Enjoy a meal surrounded by those you love, stroll through our shops, enjoy hot cider and hand-crafted gingerbread houses in our hotels, or attend classic holiday events. The festive decorations and timeless charm of the Revolutionary City set the stage for an unforgettable experience.
For the young and young-at-heart, these events will bring your loved ones together in the spirit of the season–and create tomorrow’s memories! Each offers magical moments to celebrate today’s holidays and remind you fondly of seasons gone by.
Filling the heart with the joy of music, 18th-century holiday events usually centered on lively song! Fiddles, flutes, and harpsichords capture the spirit of the season today, as they did nearly 300 years ago.
Today, as in the 18th century, the holidays are the best time to celebrate with our favorite tastes. Feast on historic-inspired fare in our taverns or enjoy the lovely surroundings and contemporary menus in Traditions, the Regency Room, the Williamsburg Lodge and more.
Find the perfect gifts this year or get your home ready for the holidays at Colonial Williamsburg stores. Browse a spectacular selection of holiday wreaths, garlands, candles, ornaments, and Byers’ Choice
The Art Museums
Join us for heartwarming and fun programs, tours, and events at the Art Museums. You won’t want to miss our 16-foot Christmas tree decorated with 1,000 handmade ornaments.