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Holiday Dining

King's Arms Tavern

As in the 18th century, today’s holidays are the time to revisit the favorite tastes of Christmases past, as well as to discover new favorites! Feast on historic-inspired fare in our taverns or enjoy the lovely surroundings and contemporary culinary offerings in Traditions, the Regency Room, the Williamsburg Lodge and more!

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Upcoming Holiday Dining Events

Nov 28
2:00 PM
Mrs. Campbell’s Holiday Tea
Join Mrs. Campbell and her contemporaries for entertaining discussions of 18th-century holiday traditions accompanied by afternoon tea. Melodies of the harp set the holiday mood.
Nov 28
3:00 PM
Williamsburg Inn Holiday Tea
Celebrate the season with a festive holiday tea in the elegance of the Williamsburg Inn. Sample the Inn's special holiday blend and enjoy cookies and pastries.
Nov 28
3:30 PM
Williamsburg Inn Holiday Tea
Celebrate the season with a festive holiday tea in the elegance of the Williamsburg Inn. Sample the Inn's special holiday blend and enjoy cookies and pastries.
Nov 28
5:00 PM
Holiday Seafood Feast
Enjoy this special edition of our sensational Friday Night Seafood Feast, an evening buffet highlighted by a variety of delicious sea fare with seasonal sides. Reservations recommended. $45 adults, $20.95 children (6-12); plus tax and gratuity.
Nov 29
10:00 AM
Williamsburg Lodge Gingerbread Village
Have you ever looked at a gingerbread house and wondered, "How do they do that?" Gather round as the Williamsburg Lodge chefs and their pastry elves construct the Williamsburg Lodge's gingerbread villiage. Watching can be thirsty work; warm apple cider, hot chocolate, and cookies will be available for purchase.
Nov 29
2:00 PM
Mrs. Campbell’s Holiday Tea
Join Mrs. Campbell and her contemporaries for entertaining discussions of 18th-century holiday traditions accompanied by afternoon tea. Melodies of the harp set the holiday mood.
Nov 29
3:00 PM
Williamsburg Inn Holiday Tea
Celebrate the season with a festive holiday tea in the elegance of the Williamsburg Inn. Sample the Inn's special holiday blend and enjoy cookies and pastries.
Nov 29
3:30 PM
Williamsburg Inn Holiday Tea
Celebrate the season with a festive holiday tea in the elegance of the Williamsburg Inn. Sample the Inn's special holiday blend and enjoy cookies and pastries.
Nov 30
3:00 PM
Williamsburg Inn Holiday Tea
Celebrate the season with a festive holiday tea in the elegance of the Williamsburg Inn. Sample the Inn's special holiday blend and enjoy cookies and pastries.
Nov 30
3:30 PM
Williamsburg Inn Holiday Tea
Celebrate the season with a festive holiday tea in the elegance of the Williamsburg Inn. Sample the Inn's special holiday blend and enjoy cookies and pastries.
Dec 1
3:00 PM
Williamsburg Inn Holiday Tea
Celebrate the season with a festive holiday tea in the elegance of the Williamsburg Inn. Sample the Inn's special holiday blend and enjoy cookies and pastries.
Dec 1
3:30 PM
Williamsburg Inn Holiday Tea
Celebrate the season with a festive holiday tea in the elegance of the Williamsburg Inn. Sample the Inn's special holiday blend and enjoy cookies and pastries.
Dec 2
3:00 PM
Williamsburg Inn Holiday Tea
Celebrate the season with a festive holiday tea in the elegance of the Williamsburg Inn. Sample the Inn's special holiday blend and enjoy cookies and pastries.
Dec 2
3:30 PM
Williamsburg Inn Holiday Tea
Celebrate the season with a festive holiday tea in the elegance of the Williamsburg Inn. Sample the Inn's special holiday blend and enjoy cookies and pastries.
Dec 3
3:00 PM
Williamsburg Inn Holiday Tea
Celebrate the season with a festive holiday tea in the elegance of the Williamsburg Inn. Sample the Inn's special holiday blend and enjoy cookies and pastries.
Dec 3
3:30 PM
Williamsburg Inn Holiday Tea
Celebrate the season with a festive holiday tea in the elegance of the Williamsburg Inn. Sample the Inn's special holiday blend and enjoy cookies and pastries.
Dec 4
3:00 PM
Williamsburg Inn Holiday Tea
Celebrate the season with a festive holiday tea in the elegance of the Williamsburg Inn. Sample the Inn's special holiday blend and enjoy cookies and pastries.
Dec 4
3:30 PM
Williamsburg Inn Holiday Tea
Celebrate the season with a festive holiday tea in the elegance of the Williamsburg Inn. Sample the Inn's special holiday blend and enjoy cookies and pastries.
Dec 5
3:00 PM
Williamsburg Inn Holiday Tea
Celebrate the season with a festive holiday tea in the elegance of the Williamsburg Inn. Sample the Inn's special holiday blend and enjoy cookies and pastries.
Dec 5
5:00 PM
Holiday Seafood Feast
Enjoy this special edition of our sensational Friday Night Seafood Feast, an evening buffet highlighted by a variety of delicious sea fare with seasonal sides. Reservations recommended. $45 adults, $20.95 children (6-12); plus tax and gratuity.
Dec 6
8:30 AM
Holiday Breakfast–King’s Arms Tavern
Begin your historic day with fellow patriots and enjoy delicious fare, spirited conversation, and 18th-century music.
Dec 6
9:00 AM
Breakfast with the Chefs
Join the Colonial Williamsburg Chefs for a delicious buffet breakfast and a spirited four-course cooking demonstration. Our Culinary Team will show you, step by step, how to prepare a delicious four-course meal that you can call your own. Recipes, techniques, and samples will be offered along with plenty of "Chef" fun and entertainment. You will be amazed and inspired by what they will teach you.
Dec 6
2:00 PM
Mrs. Campbell’s Holiday Tea
Join Mrs. Campbell and her contemporaries for entertaining discussions of 18th-century holiday traditions accompanied by afternoon tea. Melodies of the harp set the holiday mood.
Dec 6
3:00 PM
Williamsburg Inn Holiday Tea
Celebrate the season with a festive holiday tea in the elegance of the Williamsburg Inn. Sample the Inn's special holiday blend and enjoy cookies and pastries.
Dec 7
2:00 PM
Mrs. Campbell’s Holiday Tea
Join Mrs. Campbell and her contemporaries for entertaining discussions of 18th-century holiday traditions accompanied by afternoon tea. Melodies of the harp set the holiday mood.
Dec 8
3:00 PM
Williamsburg Inn Holiday Tea
Celebrate the season with a festive holiday tea in the elegance of the Williamsburg Inn. Sample the Inn's special holiday blend and enjoy cookies and pastries.
Dec 9
3:00 PM
Williamsburg Inn Holiday Tea
Celebrate the season with a festive holiday tea in the elegance of the Williamsburg Inn. Sample the Inn's special holiday blend and enjoy cookies and pastries.
Dec 9
3:30 PM
Williamsburg Inn Holiday Tea
Celebrate the season with a festive holiday tea in the elegance of the Williamsburg Inn. Sample the Inn's special holiday blend and enjoy cookies and pastries.
Dec 10
2:30 PM
Holiday Tea with Charles Dickens
Create holiday memories with your family at an English afternoon tea that features a delightful one-man performance of "A Christmas Carol" by Gerald Dickens, the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens. It's a unique holiday classic.
Dec 10
7:00 PM
An Evening with Charles Dickens
Unique entertainment highlights this unforgettable dining experience. Join Gerald Charles Dickens, great-great grandson of Charles Dickens, as he presents an energetic, one-man retelling of the classic "A Christmas Carol." Staged during an elegant banquet featuring world-class cuisine, this event has become a Colonial Williamsburg holiday favorite.
Dec 11
3:00 PM
Williamsburg Inn Holiday Tea
Celebrate the season with a festive holiday tea in the elegance of the Williamsburg Inn. Sample the Inn's special holiday blend and enjoy cookies and pastries.
Dec 11
3:30 PM
Williamsburg Inn Holiday Tea
Celebrate the season with a festive holiday tea in the elegance of the Williamsburg Inn. Sample the Inn's special holiday blend and enjoy cookies and pastries.
Dec 12
3:00 PM
Williamsburg Inn Holiday Tea
Celebrate the season with a festive holiday tea in the elegance of the Williamsburg Inn. Sample the Inn's special holiday blend and enjoy cookies and pastries.
Dec 12
5:00 PM
Holiday Seafood Feast
Enjoy this special edition of our sensational Friday Night Seafood Feast, an evening buffet highlighted by a variety of delicious sea fare with seasonal sides. Reservations recommended. $45 adults, $20.95 children (6-12); plus tax and gratuity.
Dec 12
7:00 PM
New A Sinatra Affair
Celebrate the 99th anniversary of the birth of "Ol' Blue Eyes" with dinner and entertainment in true Sinatra style. Williamsburg Inn Executive Chef Travis Brust has created a four-course menu that would make Frank smile--complete with wine and dishes from his favorite places. Tribute entertainer Sean Reilly, vocalist in the Sinatra style, will perform "The Chairman's" most popular songs. The Williamsburg Inn's beautiful Regency Room provides a perfect setting for this evening tribute to an icon of American music.
Dec 13
8:30 AM
Holiday Breakfast–King’s Arms Tavern
Begin your historic day with fellow patriots and enjoy delicious fare, spirited conversation, and 18th-century music.
Dec 6
7:30 PM
Thomas Jefferson Wine Dinner
Dine in the company of Thomas Jefferson for a delightful combination of his favored fare and international wines (some of which he introduced to our region) while he reflects on his world travels. Open seating; no private tables. $135 per person, includes tax and gratuity.
Dec 7
4:00 PM
New Grand Illumination Supper
Gather around our table for a sumptuous supper before our Grand Illumination Celebration lights up the night. The Chefs of Colonial Williamsburg have planned a hearty holiday meal as memorable as the evening's main event. As you dine, enjoy live musical performances sure to get you into the holiday spirit. It's a grand way to celebrate the holiday season--the grandest of all!
Dec 7
4:15 PM
Grand Illumination Dinner–Chowning’s Tavern
A wonderful way to begin a spectacular evening! Join us for traditional tavern fare and 18th-century entertainment. Reservations required. $60.95 adults, $24.95 children; includes tax and gratuity.
Dec 7
4:15 PM
Grand Illumination Dinner–Shields Tavern
A wonderful way to begin a spectacular evening! Join us for traditional tavern fare and 18th-century entertainment. Reservations required. $60.95 adults, $24.95 children; includes tax and gratuity
Dec 7
4:15 PM
Grand Illumination Dinner–King’s Arms Tavern
A wonderful way to begin a spectacular evening! Join us for traditional tavern fare and 18th-century entertainment. Reservations required. $60.95 adults, $24.95 children; includes tax and gratuity
Dec 7
4:15 PM
Grand Illumination Dinner–Campbell’s Tavern
A wonderful way to begin a spectacular evening! Join us for traditional tavern fare and 18th-century entertainment. Reservations required. $60.95 adults, $24.95 children; includes tax and gratuity.
Dec 7
4:30 PM
Grand Illumination Wine & Dine Dinner
Celebrate the Grand Illumination with a fabulous dinner. Choose from items on the chefs' signature cold table, a selection of salads and appetizers, several entrees from the open kitchen, and a dessert buffet. Children select from the feature menu. Reservations recommended. $36 adults, $14.95 children plus tax and gratuity; pair with a glass of selected wine for $13.
Dec 20
7:30 PM
Thomas Jefferson Wine Dinner
Dine in the company of Thomas Jefferson for a delightful combination of his favored fare and international wines (some of which he introduced to our region) while he reflects on his world travels. Open seating; no private tables. $135 per person, includes tax and gratuity.
Dec 27
7:30 PM
Thomas Jefferson Wine Dinner
Dine in the company of Thomas Jefferson for a delightful combination of his favored fare and international wines (some of which he introduced to our region) while he reflects on his world travels. Open seating; no private tables. $135 per person, includes tax and gratuity.
Nov 29
2:00 PM
Wine Wit and Wisdom Meets Pints and Pairings
The Chefs of Wine, Wit & Wisdom and Pints & Pairings are pitted in a battle of the taste buds! They're pairing both wine and beer with signature dishes--and you determine the outcome!
Dec 6
2:00 PM
Wine, Wit & Wisdom
British Fortifications
Join Executive Chef Rhys H. Lewis for a flavorful study of sherry, port, and madeira. You'll sample some of the world's greatest wines paired with some of the best products from local farmers and artisan food crafters.
Dec 13
2:00 PM
Wine, Wit & Wisdom
The Flavors of France
Enjoy a fun holiday tasting of French wines paired with artisan cheeses. Executive Chef Rhys H. Lewis will guide you through this interactive and informative session of Wine, Wit & Wisdom.
Dec 20
2:00 PM
Wine, Wit & Wisdom
Italy: From the Grape to the Glass
Join Executive Chef Rhys H. Lewis for an interactive, educational, and fun wine tasting. Explore the grapes and the wines of Italy's most celebrated wine regions paired with some of the best products from local farmers and artisan food crafters.
Dec 31
2:00 PM
Wine, Wit & Wisdom
A Sparkling Finish
Celebrate the end of the year with a sparkling study of wine during this holiday edition of Wine, Wit & Wisdom. You'll sample some of the world's greatest wines paired with some of the best products from local farmers and artisan food crafters.
Dec 27
2:00 PM
New Pints & Pairings
American Craft Beer and Holiday Cheer
Celebrate the traditional flavors of the holiday season with Beer Barons Anthony Frank and Ken Clasen. Discover some tasteful pairings of exceptional beers from Virginia's breweries with products from local farmers and artisan food crafters.
Nov 10
10:00 AM
New A Chef’s Demonstration & Tasting
Revolutionary Thanksgiving Desserts
What did Martha Washington, Elizabeth Randolph, Anne Geddy, or Christiana Campbell consider as suitable desserts on their tables? Step back more than 200 years with Colonial Williamsburg Executive Chef Rhys Lewis and Executive Pastry Chef Rodney Diehl and consider some revolutionary desserts. You'll have a great time learning about food while sampling some historic holiday treats.
Nov 11
10:00 AM
New A Chef’s Demonstration & Tasting
Revolutionary Thanksgiving Desserts
What did Martha Washington, Elizabeth Randolph, Anne Geddy, or Christiana Campbell consider as suitable desserts on their tables? Step back more than 200 years with Colonial Williamsburg Executive Chef Rhys Lewis and Executive Pastry Chef Rodney Diehl and consider some revolutionary desserts. You'll have a great time learning about food while sampling some historic holiday treats.
Nov 12
10:00 AM
New A Chef’s Demonstration & Tasting
Revolutionary Thanksgiving Desserts
What did Martha Washington, Elizabeth Randolph, Anne Geddy, or Christiana Campbell consider as suitable desserts on their tables? Step back more than 200 years with Colonial Williamsburg Executive Chef Rhys Lewis and Executive Pastry Chef Rodney Diehl and consider some revolutionary desserts. You'll have a great time learning about food while sampling some historic holiday treats.
Nov 13
10:00 AM
New A Chef’s Demonstration & Tasting
Revolutionary Thanksgiving Desserts
What did Martha Washington, Elizabeth Randolph, Anne Geddy, or Christiana Campbell consider as suitable desserts on their tables? Step back more than 200 years with Colonial Williamsburg Executive Chef Rhys Lewis and Executive Pastry Chef Rodney Diehl and consider some revolutionary desserts. You'll have a great time learning about food while sampling some historic holiday treats.
Nov 14
10:00 AM
New A Chef’s Demonstration & Tasting
Revolutionary Thanksgiving Desserts
What did Martha Washington, Elizabeth Randolph, Anne Geddy, or Christiana Campbell consider as suitable desserts on their tables? Step back more than 200 years with Colonial Williamsburg Executive Chef Rhys Lewis and Executive Pastry Chef Rodney Diehl and consider some revolutionary desserts. You'll have a great time learning about food while sampling some historic holiday treats.
Nov 15
10:00 AM
New A Chef’s Demonstration & Tasting
Revolutionary Thanksgiving Desserts
What did Martha Washington, Elizabeth Randolph, Anne Geddy, or Christiana Campbell consider as suitable desserts on their tables? Step back more than 200 years with Colonial Williamsburg Executive Chef Rhys Lewis and Executive Pastry Chef Rodney Diehl and consider some revolutionary desserts. You'll have a great time learning about food while sampling some historic holiday treats.
Nov 24
10:00 AM
New A Chef’s Demonstration & Tasting
Seashells and Jingle Bells
Celebrate Treasures from the Chesapeake! Williamsburg Inn Executive Chef Travis Brust will share some of his tastiest holiday shellfish creations. After a sample, you'll be thinking outside of the box for your next holiday get-together.
Nov 29
10:00 AM
New A Chef’s Demonstration & Tasting
Seashells and Jingle Bells
Celebrate Treasures from the Chesapeake! Williamsburg Inn Executive Chef Travis Brust will share some of his tastiest holiday shellfish creations. After a sample, you'll be thinking outside of the box for your next holiday get-together.
Dec 13
10:00 AM
New A Chef’s Demonstration & Tasting
Holiday Gifts from Our Kitchen to Yours
Looking for the perfect holiday gifts? Why not cook up something special to share with friends and loved ones? You'll find inspiration during this demonstration and tasting led by Williamsburg Inn Executive Chef Travis Brust. Learn how to make chocolate barks, jams, spices, flavor extracts, and more--special treats for everyone on your holiday list!
Dec 20
10:00 AM
New A Chef’s Demonstration & Tasting
Prologue to Eggnog
Eggnog just isn't for drinking! Williamsburg Inn Executive Travis Brust will demonstrate how to make a number of unexpected desserts that feature his delicious eggnog recipe. Discover the decadent taste of Bourbon ice-cream with bruleed eggnog meringue and some of Chef's other creations. Along the way, you'll learn something of the history of this holiday favorite.
Dec 27
10:00 AM
New A Chef’s Demonstration & Tasting
Classic Williamsburg Chocolate Desserts
Ring in the new year with a demonstration and tasting of some classic holiday treats. Executive Pastry Chef Rodney Diehl has searched Colonial Williamsburg's recipe archives and found some favorite chocolate desserts you'll want to try.
Dec 29
10:00 AM
New A Chef’s Demonstration & Tasting
Classic Williamsburg Chocolate Desserts
Ring in the new year with a demonstration and tasting of some classic holiday treats. Executive Pastry Chef Rodney Diehl has searched Colonial Williamsburg's recipe archives and found some favorite chocolate desserts you'll want to try.