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Celebrate a WILLIAMSBURG® season with perfect presents, all in one very inspiring place

Distinctive gifts from WILLIAMSBURG® make it easy to bring holiday cheer into the home this Christmas season. Beyond the fun, festivity and pleasingly affordable prices, a Colonial Williamsburg shopping experience offers the perfect presents that gift givers have in mind for the holidays – all in one very inspiring place.

In a world of crowded malls and big box stores, rare indeed is the opportunity to enjoy a one-of-a-kind shopping experience in the “Main Street America”-inspired Merchants Square, replete with unique shops and beautiful holiday decorations.

WILLIAMSBURG is the source for nature-inspired holiday decorations and the decorating tips and classes to help shoppers create their own. Decorating expert Cindy Cragg demonstrates the techniques for creating the WILLIAMSBURG look at Celebrations in Merchants Square Nov. 28-30 and Dec. 5-7 and provides her tips on the web at

Shopping WILLIAMSBURG is affordable with a variety of gift selections – a Travis House Lantern ($25), a set of holiday kitchen linens ($19), the Holiday Fare cookbook ($16.95), for example – all for $25 or less.

Whether it’s great gifts for the hostess, last-minute selections, collectibles by Byers Choice, Vaillancourt, Lynn Haney and Madame Alexander, or classic gifts that exude the ultimate in style, WILLIAMSBURG has it all.

The avid holiday shopper finds authentic WILLIAMSBURG products available in Colonial Williamsburg’s retail stores, on the web at and through the mail order catalog by telephone at (800) 446-9240.

Just steps away, a stroll through the Historic Area and its renowned Christmas decorations provides a festive holiday mood and offers rare options: dining in an authentic colonial tavern or enjoying the crisp seasonal air during a leisurely carriage ride through Virginia’s 18th-century capital city. It’s an experience that creates memorable holiday traditions.

Revenue from the sale of WILLIAMSBURG products supports the educational programs of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the not-for-profit, tax-exempt educational organization established in 1926, that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century town of Williamsburg, located 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., near Interstate 64. For more information or reservations, call toll-free (800) HISTORY or visit online at

Media Contact:
Jim Bradley
(757) 220-7281