Williamsburg Christmas EventsThe holiday season is one of the most magical times of the year in Williamsburg. With dazzling lights and plenty of hot chocolate your sure to see a twinkle in the eyes of the young and the young at heart.
Below you will find some of the must-see attractions as part of any Williamsburg Christmas visit. Williamsburg Vacations is happy to be able to offer attraction tickets with your hotel selection. Visit our Williamsburg Tickets page for a list of all available tickets and ticket pricing.
The sights and sounds of an 18th Century holiday come alive in Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area. As you stroll the streets the smell of more than five miles of authentic pine roping surround you as the Fife and Drum Corps play the sounds that gave way to American Independence. Each window shines with a traditional candle, and crackling bonfires are outside of each Colonial Tavern keeping guests warm before their meal.
More than five million lights twinkle as you wind your way through the European countries of Busch Gardens, Williamsburg. A perfect combination of heartwarming and fun, Busch Gardens will have everyone saying, "This is Christmas!" In addition to thrilling rides, you will enjoy Broadway style holiday shows as well as interactive shows and dining experiences that feature your Sesame Street friends and of course the jolly elf himself, Santa Claus. Captivating confections tempt around every corner with signature Hot Chocolate and holiday treats that bring a smile to every face.
Whether you are looking to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, or after Christmas deals, Williamsburg Premium Outlets has it all, in one convenient location. After Thanksgiving, Black Friday Door Busters start at midnight, with more than 130 stores. Williamsburg Premium Outlets has the name brands you want at discount prices. Favorites include: Polo, Michael Kors, Nike, Ann Taylor, Coach, Bose, Cole Haan and more!
At the Yankee Candle Flagship Store your whole family can experience an enchanting mix of shopping and entertainment. One of only two such stores in the country, here you will find a lot more than candles. A complete Christmas Village offers animated scenes, a toy train that travels along a sky full of twinkling stars and real snow! With a home store, toyshop, cafe and of course more than 400 different scents of Yankee Candles there is something here to make everyone's eyes sparkle.
Adjacent to the Historic Area you will find Merchant's Square with casual and fine dining, art galleries, boutiques and Colonial Williamsburg at Home signature stores. This charming area that feels like something out of a Dickens Village is the place to find the perfect gift for the person with everything. A sandwich from the world famous Cheese Shop are a must for lunch, and The Trellis Restaurant is home to the original Death By Chocolate. Stop infor dessert or to pick up a copy sign copy of the famous cookbook.
Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center Holiday traditions of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia are recalled through special interpretive programs. A Jamestown Settlement holiday film and guided tours compare and contrast English Christmas customs of the period with how the season may have been observed in the difficult early years of the Jamestown colony. At the Yorktown Victory Center, hear accounts of Christmas and winter in Revolutionary War encampments and glimpse holiday preparations on a 1780s farm.