Open to the Public
Separate Ticket Required
Throughout the colonial era, illuminations – the firing of guns and fireworks – celebrated major events. In 1934, as part of the Colonial Williamsburg restoration, the custom of placing candles in the window of the Historic Area’s building had its humble beginnings. For the 2019 holiday season, celebrate both eras with a premium seat on Palace Green for our Grand Illumination fireworks! Enjoy live holiday music inspired by the swinging sounds of the restoration period, a grand concert of Fifes & Drums, and more! Entertainment begins at 4 p.m. with the breathtaking fireworks display at 7 p.m. Purchase your ticket today! Seating area will open at 3 pm. Seating will be first come, first served. Children 2 years of age and under may sit in a lap. No coolers, pets or open strollers permitted in the seating area.