Here you’ll find enduring traditions, charming decorations, and a season that still warms the heart. One visit and you’ll quickly see why our guests come from near and far to enjoy the festivities while making memories that last a lifetime.
Join your family and friends for a raucous Christmas party at the Raleigh Tavern. Come toast the season, enjoy a dance, and partake in the liveliest of entertainments. Enjoy a tasty treat at the end of your tour through the Christmas Party.Learn More
"Virginians will dance or die" wrote an 18th-century diarist. What better time than the 21st century to learn a few "new" dance steps? Take part in the fun as dancers discuss various types of 18th-century dances--from stylish country dances to formal minuets. Watch carefully as they demonstrate each type and be ready if they invite you to participate.Learn More
Gather with members of the enslaved community to experience a music-filled message of hope for the holiday season. A spirit-led celebration of songs and stories illuminate the struggles and triumphs of African Americans in 18th-century Williamsburg.Learn More
See the Raleigh Tavern come alive and be swept into preparations for the first Ball of Christmastide! Discover how 18th century residents, enslaved and free, work and celebrate during this special time of year.Learn More