There’s no place like Colonial Williamsburg for the holidays. 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.
~Architectural Digest, 2017
What makes up an 18th century women’s wardrobe and why? How does one dress for the season? Follow a woman of Williamsburg, from morning, to day, to evening in a discussion and demonstration of what she wears and the reasons why she does. What does what you wear say about you?
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.
Lace up your skates and join us on historic Duke of Gloucester Street for family-friendly fun at Liberty’s Ice Pavilion, sponsored by Dominion Energy.
With an 18th century resident as your guide, walk about the city and experience the spirit of the Christmastide season as they share reflections on the holiday season, the news of the day, and perhaps even a little juicy gossip!
Welcome to Williamsburg throughout the centuries! Join a wonderful walking tour through Williamsburg's un-colonial times and experience Christmas during key times in the town’s history. Learn about traditions and history of the 19th and 20th century Christmas season. During those periods Christmas celebrations grew and changed, you might even see things that we still do today. Come and eavesdrop on Williamsburg residents and experience the cheer, excitement, hardship and joys of the season. After all, Tis’ the Season to be merry.