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Grand Illumination

Grand Illumination at the Governor's Palace
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In the 18th century, illuminations, which included the firing of guns and lighting of fireworks, were held to celebrate major events, such as great military victories, the anniversary of the reigning sovereign’s birth, or the arrival of a new colonial governor. Join Colonial Williamsburg for this special day by strolling the Revolutionary City and viewing all the unique decorations. Enjoy musical performances from multiple stages and delight in the fireworks displays from three different locations.

Planning Ahead?

Grand Illumination is held the Sunday of the first full weekend in December. Mark your calendars.

     • December 7, 2014      • December 6, 2015      • December 4, 2016      • December 3, 2017      • December 9, 2018