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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.

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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Fall into Holiday Savings Ticket

For the price of a multiday ticket, visit the rest of the year for FREE!

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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.

Historic Trades

Discover craftsmanship in more than 20 trades, where modern-day practitioners use 18th-century tools and techniques to apprentice in — and eventually master — blacksmithing, woodworking or gunsmithing, just to name a few.


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

Community Events

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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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Hands-On Activities

Learn 18th-century skills first hand. From hand-sewing to woodworking there's something for everyone.

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Make a Holiday Ornament

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

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Tools for a Totally Touchless Experience

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