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Sneak a Peek at New Holiday Products at WILLIAMSBURG Celebrations

Get a sneak peek at a new line of holiday products during open house events on Sept. 14-15 at WILLIAMSBURG Celebrations, 110A S. Henry St. in the Henry Street Shops of Merchants Square.

On Friday, doors open early at 8 a.m. on both days. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served until 9:30 a.m. on Friday. There will be how-to demonstrations throughout Friday and Saturday.

Sept. 14

  • Holiday Floral Arrangements for Small Spaces. Peggy Lankford, Colonial Williamsburg floral services designer, shows how decorating with traditional flower brick and five-finger vase provide ideal solutions to small, narrow spaces.
  • Gingerbread Boys and Girls. Colonial Williamsburg pastry chef Michelle Brown teaches how to make and decorate this classic holiday treat.
  • Making Candles Work for Your Arrangements. Hunter Curry, Colonial Williamsburg floral services designer, demonstrates how to use the candle o’dapter, an oasis product, plus how to incorporate candlesticks to create an arrangement that works for any special occasion.
  • Making Your Lantern a Centerpiece. Owen Sharman, Colonial Williamsburg visual merchandising manager, takes a traditional WILLIAMSBURG lantern and creates an arrangement that makes a table or sideboard shine through the holidays.

    Sept. 15

  • Holiday Bread Making. Scott Watson, Williamsburg Inn executive sous chef, shares the steps and secrets to making delicious holiday bread.
  • Holiday Decorating with Faux Florals. Matt Wood, Winward Silks, creates an everlasting look for the holiday season with faux florals he has designed.
  • American Heritage Truffle Tart. Rodney Diehl, Colonial Williamsburg pastry chef, uses American Heritage chocolate products to make a mouth-watering holiday dessert.
  • Tree Decorating. Carol Gibbs, Colonial Williamsburg visual merchandiser, gives a new twist on an old tradition with WILLIAMSBURG ornaments.

    Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the preservation, research and educational programs of the Foundation.

    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 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. Philanthropic support by individuals, corporations, and foundations benefits the educational mission of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

    Revolutionary City is a registered trademark 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

    Media Contact:
    Penna Rogers
    (757) 220-7121

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