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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 | Download a map & program guide here.
The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Save on Tickets

Whether you have one day to visit, or want unlimited visits for the rest of 2020 at an amazing price, we have the perfect discounted ticket or special offer for you. Your admission ticket or pass is your key to a limited selection of featured Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area sites, trades, programs, and gardens, as well as access to two art museums and free parking at the Visitor Center. Plus, purchase and redeem your digital tickets online for a totally touchless experience!

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Savor The Season

Lighting of the Cressets

Join us on the historic Duke of Gloucester Street as we bring our 18th-century streets to life at night.

Seasonal Sweet Treats

Stop in at the Chowning's Cider Stand for an 18th-century-inspired sweet treat or a cup of hot cider to help fuel your next revolutionary adventure.

Decorated Wreath Sales

Guests can purchase Colonial Williamsburg made wreaths and centerpieces decorated in the same manner as those that adorn the Historic Area buildings.

Share our historic traditions

Visit this Thanksgiving

Your Holiday Calendar

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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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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Carriage Rides

Enjoy a leisurely ride through the Historic Area by horse-drawn carriage. Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of our unique city, far removed from the bustle of modern-day streets.

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Special Events

Grand Illumination

Grand Illumination will look and feel a little different this year, but our mission remains the same – to bring the Williamsburg community together to celebrate the holiday season.

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Tools for a Totally Touchless Experience

Colonial Williamsburg Explorer App

Digital Ticket Redemption

Map & Guide



From souvenirs and books, to furnishings for your home and unique 18th-century jewelry handmade by our historic tradespeople, Colonial Williamsburg has a wide variety of shopping. Visit our 18th-century shops in the Historic Area or head into Merchants Square for our WILLIAMSBURG shops.

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Explore Virtually

Travel Back In Time From Your Couch

Explore Virtually

Please note that some images may have been taken prior to COVID-19. All guests are required to wear face masks when indoors, and they are recommended outdoors. Face coverings will be worn by Colonial Williamsburg staff. Learn more here about our commitment to the health and safety of our guests and staff and what protocols we have in place.