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Colonial Williamsburg events are like no others in the world

Special Events

In addition to our regularly scheduled ongoing events in the Historic Area, we invite you to join us throughout the year for various special occasions and events.

An All-American Tea Party

Saturdays through August 2017

Bring your favorite doll to Mrs. Campbell’s Tavern for a special tea and felicitous fun! Dine on delicious treats, learn your “courtesies,” and enjoy a blend of tea created just for the event. Then take to the Historic Area for a scavenger hunt that will lead you to a special gift at the William Pitt store. 18th-century costumes encouraged—for the young, and young at heart! 

Grand Illumination

December 3, 2017

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 Historic Area 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.