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Visit During the Holidays

There’s no place like Colonial Williamsburg for the holidays.

Here you’ll find enduring traditions, charming decorations, and a season that still warms the heart. One visit and you’ll quickly see why our guests come from near and far to enjoy the festivities while making memories that last a lifetime.

The Historic Area is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Christmas Day. | Download a map & program guide here.
The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Christmas Day.

Learn About the Holidays

Fireplaces of Colonial Williamsburg

How Fireworks Lit Up the American Revolution

Christmas Wreath DIY

The Twelve Myths of Christmas (in early America)

Holiday Planner

Join us for one-of-a-kind holiday programs, festive decoration workshops, world-class dining experiences, and more, now available to book online. You can check out the digital holiday planner here to plan your Christmastide trip to the 18th century.

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Savor The Season

Evening Programs

The fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down. Evening entertainment includes signature favorites and new enchanting experiences.

Kimball Theater

The Kimball is a cornerstone of Williamsburg's performing arts community, home to stage productions, musical performances, film screenings, speakers, and more.


Visit our 18th-century shops in the Historic Area or head into Merchants Square for our WILLIAMSBURG shops.

Special Events

Three Special Weekends

Grand Illumination

Plan Your Visit

Visit the Historic Area

Discover government sites, family homes, and historic trades.

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Dine With Us

With a mixture of historic taverns, modern restaurants, and cafes located in and around the Historic Area, you’ll find the perfect place for a historically inspired family meal or an intimate evening of creative cuisine.

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Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

Featuring the best in British and American fine and decorative arts, plus the nation’s premiere collection of American folk art.

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Watch Theater Performances

Whether you’re seeing our whimsical outdoor plays or Nation Builders sharing their stories, theatrical performances are great entertainment while you rest your legs.

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Walking Tours

Join in on one of the many walking tours throughout the Historic Area. Learn more about the lives and events of 18th-century Williamsburg residents.

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Make a Holiday Ornament

Learn how to make ornaments inspired by our collections from home.

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Community Events

Explore Community Events

Visit Williamsburg

Tools for a Totally Touchless Experience

Get Tickets

Digital Ticketing

Map & Guide


Share Your Happy Place

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