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Ticketing & Guest Services
101 Visitor Center Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Live Entertainment begins at 5 p.m., Fireworks at 7 p.m.
Colonial Williamsburg’s Holiday season officially begins with the Grand Illumination. The Revolutionary City lights up with fireworks, bonfires, and candles twinkling in the windows of buildings. Enjoy live music from the fifes and drums, entertainment for the kids, and of course—the big fireworks finale—sure to put your family in the holiday spirit!
Come early to experience the Revolutionary City dressed in timeless natural decorations on a walking tour or take in a live auction on the Market House stage. Then, enjoy a relaxed dining experience and musical performances before the fireworks light up the sky.
Choose from more than 20 guided and self-guided tours throughout
the Revolutionary City—all included in your
Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket.
With an interactive map, a daily events calendar, and turn-by-turn directions, the Colonial Williamsburg Explorer will help you find everything you need to make the most of your visit. Locate historic buildings, shopping, dining, transportation, and more.
Check Facebook and Twitter throughout the weekend for the latest updates on weather and schedules.
Share photos and videos of your Grand Illumination celebration with us on
Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #CWGrandIllumination.
Check out our Making History Now blog for some tips and tricks to get the most out of your Grand Illumination experience.
Please park at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center and take the shuttle buses to the Revolutionary City.