November 30, 2012
'At Christmas be mery'
Sir George Yeardley, Virginia’s Governor in 1620, invites guests to a holiday program, ‘At Christmas be mery’: A Special Evening, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 19 and 21 at Historic Jamestowne.
Departing from Colonial Williamsburg’s Visitor Center by bus, guests travel along the Colonial Parkway with a guide who offers insights into early English Christmas traditions and gives hints of what the earliest Jamestown settlers expected during their Christmastide.
At Historic Jamestowne, guests are met by the Captain of the Guard who escorts the ‘new arrivals’ along a cresset-lit path to an early Virginia Christmas celebration. After a welcome by Governor Yeardley and singing carols in the historic church, guests herald in the season by the bonfire with light refreshments and the firing of the Christmas guns in the shadow of the old fort.
Participants will walk approximately one-half mile during the program.
Tickets are $19.95. Ticket price includes round-trip motor coach, admittance fees and light refreshments. For more information and tickets, call 1-800-HISTORY.
This unique Christmas program is presented jointly by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Historic Jamestowne.