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September 12, 2005

CW makes the holidays extra-special this year with "A Kid's Holiday Weekend" Dec. 10-11, 18-19, Dec. 31-Jan. 1

Colonial Williamsburg’s 2005 captivating holiday atmosphere will especially appeal to families with young children the weekends of Dec. 10-11, 18-19 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1. On those special weekends the Museums and Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg offer families an opportunity to experience the beauty, fun and anticipation of the holiday season in 18th-century Williamsburg with selected sites focusing on interpretations, interactions and activities for families.

Programs may include dressing up for the holidays; 18th-century entertainment including music, dance, storytelling and a puppet show; celebrating several religious traditions; singing carols; preparing for life passages and children’s moral education; participating in food preparation as well as a variety of leisure activities such as Loo (a popular card game); introduction to British holiday traditions; and conversations with a Founding Father.

These programs are included in all Colonial Williamsburg admission tickets.

Guests can enhance their children’s holiday weekend experience with “A Kid’s Holiday Memories” day package for $15 per person with any Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket. An adult must accompany their child.

The package includes all regular programming plus visiting with a character interpreter, making holiday decorations and playing various colonial games with a trained costumed guide. As guides also lead guests through the Historic Area families will discover where the first Christmas tree was placed in Williamsburg, how colonial Virginians spent Christmas, whether or not 18th-century children received holiday gifts as children do today, if slaves received gifts and much more.

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Lorraine C. Brooks
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