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February 2, 2012

Colonial Williamsburg Sets the Mood for Romance in February

Dinner at a world-class restaurant, a stay at a luxury hotel and special chocolate event set the mood for romance as Colonial Williamsburg features special offers and programs for couples in February.

Almost everyone loves chocolate—even in cooking. Find out how chocolate was used in 18th-century recipes—and the work involved in preparing raw cocoa to be used during the program, “Secrets of the Chocolate Maker,” from 10 a.m.-3:45 p .m. on Feb. 11, 12, 14, 18 and 19 at the Governor’s Palace Kitchen. Admission is included in all Historic Area admission passes.

Tour Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area by a horse-drawn carriage. Carriage rides are offered daily, and tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Coffee, Cognac and Chocolate event returns to the Williamsburg Lodge at 9 p.m. Feb. 18 following the concert. This romantic reception features a fabulous buffet display of desserts and beverages with limited café seating. Cost is $45 per person and includes tax and gratuity.

During “Music Under the Stars,” Steve Lippia performs in “Simply Sinatra” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Williamsburg Lodge. Cost is $45 per person.

Lodging and Dining

Celebrate with a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner in the Regency Room at the Williamsburg Inn from 6-9 p.m. on Feb. 14. A modified prix fixe–à la carte menu features a choice of courses and a decadent dessert buffet along with hot chocolate made to order with your choice of toppings. Call 1-800-447-8679 for reservations.

A Valentine’s Day-themed brunch at the Williamsburg Lodge features specialty cocktails and dessert selections from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Feb. 12 and 19. Cost is $26.95 plus tax and gratuity.

Treat your Valentine to a romantic getaway in an official Colonial Williamsburg hotel. Relax in your room, enjoy breakfast in the hotel restaurant and savor the delectable combination of chocolate, coffee and cognac on Saturday evening. This special package is available Feb. 17–19. The package features three days and two nights from $94 per person, per night and includes nightly accommodations at the Williamsburg Lodge, breakfast daily in your hotel, includes tax and gratuity, reservations for the Chocolate, Coffee and Cognac Signature Event and a Colonial Williamsburg Length-of-Stay ticket for the Historic Area and Art Museums.

February is couples month at the Spa of Colonial Williamsburg. Enjoy a day of pampering with a side-by-side massage or couples side-by-side romance pedicure with champagne. For more information, call (757) 220-7720.

For information on these events or other packages, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/visit/hotels/vacationpackages/index.cfm.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and presentation of the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. This town-sized living history museum tells the inspirational stories of our journey to become Americans through programs in the Historic Area and through the award-winning Revolutionary City program. Explore The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg and discover the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum featuring the best in British and American decorative arts from 1670 – 1830 and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum home to the nation’s premier collection of American folk art, comprising more than 5,000 folk art objects made during the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Colonial Williamsburg Hotels feature conference spaces and recreation activities from spa and fine dining to world-class golf. Colonial Williamsburg is committed to expanding its thought-provoking programming through education outreach on-site and online. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the preservation, research and educational programs of the Foundation. Philanthropic support by individuals, corporations, and foundations benefits the educational mission of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at www.history.org.

Media Contact:
Penna Rogers
(757) 220-7121



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