Grand Illumination

Grand Illumination at the Governor's Palace
Grand Illumination
Grand Illumination
Date
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Time
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Location
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Admission
Open to Public
Ticketing
Some events require paid tickets

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 Revolutionary City 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.

Planning Ahead?

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

     • December 4, 2016      • December 3, 2017      • December 2, 2018