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September 14, 2005

Unwrap CW holiday hotel packages early this year for yuletide shopping and decorating

Colonial Williamsburg holiday gifts are meant to be unwrapped early and always deliver a package full of excitement and treasured experiences.

What’s inside?

Envision a place that promises colonial Christmases past. A place where 18th-century clad citizens bid you good day and every house is decorated with handmade wreaths and swags fashioned from white pine and blue spruce, fresh red apples, pomegranates and pineapples, and a candle in every window. Where evening streets are lit by burning cressets and bonfires, and the aroma of hot cider flavors the crisp air. A place with no blow-up Santas and snowmen displays, no loud, high-tech holiday tunes, and where endless strings of blinking electric lights don’t exist.

Sound inviting? The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, which preserves and operates the restored 18th-century capital of Virginia, presents this annual gift in two new holiday hotel packages sure to satisfy even the most discriminating person on your list.

The Holiday Shopping Package is valid Nov. 23 - Dec. 31 and features accommodations at one of Colonial Williamsburg’s hotel properties and lunch at the world-class Williamsburg Inn Regency Room -- enjoy between shopping Colonial Williamsburg’s 25 retail shops! This package may be booked for one or more nights and rates start at $75 per person, per night, based on double occupancy at the Governor’s Inn.

The Holiday Decorations Package brims with good cheer. It includes nightly accommodations and a ticket to the popular Christmas Decorations Walking Tour that guides you through the Historic Area offering tips on how to make your own version of Colonial Williamsburg’s renowned, natural wreaths and swag decorations. The package is available Nov. 23 - Dec. 31, and also includes lunch in one of Colonial Williamsburg’s authentic dining taverns, as well as a copy of a favorite book, “Christmas Decorations from Williamsburg” by Susan Roundtree. A two-night minimum stay is required and rates begin at $75 per person, per night, based on double occupancy at the Governor’s Inn. All packages are priced per person, per night based on double occupancy and each varies according to hotel and room type. Taxes are not included and some restrictions apply.

Guests may select accommodations at one of Colonial Williamsburg’s five hotels that include the Regency-style Williamsburg Inn, a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Historic Hotels of America and Leading Small Hotels of the World; the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center; 28 individual and authentic Colonial Houses located throughout the Historic Area; the Woodlands Hotel & Suites are - located adjacent to the Visitor Center, and the Governor’s Inn.

For more information or reservations, call toll-free (800) HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website www.ColonialWilliamsburg.com.

Media Contact:
Carol C. Godwin
(757) 220-7120



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