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Williamsburg VA Christmas Events December 1-7th 2014

Grand Illumination 2014
Dec 7
Light Up Your Evening with fireworks, bonfires, and the lighting of candles in the windows or cupolas of public buildings and private homes. Celebrate as live musical performances and a dazzling display of fireworks cap off a weekend of holiday events.

Williamsburgs Annual Christmas Parade!
Dec 6, 8:30 am

This years Christmas Parade theme: A Storybook Christmas.  Our community parade promises to be a great family event featuring floats, bands a mnage of animals and the jolly ole Elf himself, Santa Claus! 

Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade
Dec 6, 7 pm

The Yorktown waterfront is bedazzled with holiday sights and sounds, including a spectacular floating parade of lights starting at 7pm, caroling around a roaring beach bonfire, musical performances and complimentary hot cider.

A Colonial Christmas at Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center
Dec 1 – Jan 4, 2015 

Holiday traditions of the 17th- and 18th-centuries are recalled through special interpretive programs and, from Dec. 26-31 and Jan. 2-5, musical entertainment of the period.

Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec 5, 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Evening highlights include a 7 pm performance by The Fifes and Drums of York Town at the Victory Monument, festive music at Riverwalk Landing.

The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Holiday Pops
Dec 6 – 7, 1:30 pm & 3 pm

The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Holiday Pops, all your favorite music of this festive season. At the Kimball Theatre.

Kimball Theatre Hurrah For the Holidays
Dec 5, 7 pm

The excitement of Radio City Music Hall comes to Williamsburg in a festive experience for the entire family. This lively musical revue features precision kick line dancers and holiday favorite.

Wine & Design presents: Holiday Snowman Wine Bottle Painting Project
Dec 5, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Holiday Snowman Wine Bottle Painting Project. You must register and pay online for this special class. We will be using our regular acrylic paints and also textured paints too.

Christmas Market on Main
Dec 6, 10 am – 3 pm

Whether you are searching for a holiday gift for family, friends, or as a treat to yourself, youre sure to find it at the Christmas Market on Main.

Yankee Candle Holiday Tree Lighting
Dec 7, 10 am – 7 pm

Join Yankee Candle Village as we light up the holidays! Sing along with Christmas carolers as Santa lights the Village Christmas Tree at 5pm 6pm.

Green Spring Garden Club Christmas Homes Tour
Dec 6, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

The 55th Annual Christmas Homes Tour, presented by the Green Spring Garden Club, Inc., will take place on Saturday, December 6, and features houses decorated with holiday florals.

Centuries of Christmas at Berkeley Plantation
Dec 6 –  Jan 1

The mansion will be decorated with fresh greenery from Berkeleys gardens. Costumed guides will add a special touch to your holiday season with stories of Christmas at Berkeley.

New Town Welcomes the Holidays
Dec 5, 5:30 – 8 pm

Bring the family and ring in the Holidays in New Town. At 7:30. the lights will come on welcoming the Holiday Season. 

Holiday Music in New Town
Dec 1 – 18 (see website for times)

Come enjoy holiday music in New Town! We will have various groups performing throughout the month.

Exquisite pottery by local ceramic artist, Russell Turnage
Dec 1 – 31

New work by ceramic artist, Russell Turnage . Exquisite and functional pieces for everyday use and special occasions.

New Town presents Where Holiday Wishes Come True
Dec 2 – 4, 5 – 8 pm

Get a chance to win $50 to your favorite New Town establishment! See website for details.

Celtic Night at the Kimball
Dec 6, 7:30 pm

Delight in an entertaining evening of Celtic music and fun. Popular local group Poisoned Dwarf performs solely on acoustic instruments for their own brand of Irish traditional music. 

A Candlelight Christmas Historic Homes in Charles City offer Progressive Tours during the Holiday Season
Dec 6, 3:15 – 7 pm

Partake in a progressive candlelight tour of Edgewood, Shirley and Berkeley Plantations.

Watermens Museum Annual Oyster Roast
Dec 6, 12 – 3 pm

Reminiscent of Chesapeake Bays Golden Days, when our shores contained billions of oysters. At the Yorktown Waterfront.

Berkeley Plantation Christmas Wreath Workshop and Tour
Dec 6

Begin your afternoon touring the 1726 manor house, decorated with fresh arrangements and wreaths cut from Berkeleys trees.

This Century Art Gallery Holiday Wreath Making Workshop
Dec 5, 12:30 – 3:30 pm

Join us to explore the wonderful world of Living Wreaths perfect for the Holidays.

A Christmas Carol Street Theater Merchants Square
Dec 5, Times Vary

Enjoy a hilarious 30-minute street theater production of the Christmas classic from the Virginia Theatre Machine.

Yankee Candle : Make Your Own Blown Glass Ornament!
Dec 6 – 7, 11 am – 6 pm

Create a blown-glass holiday heirloom with the help of the Chrysler Museum Mobile Glassblowing Studio Team.

Father Christmas Strolls the Square Merchants Square
Dec 6, see website for details.

Greet Father Christmas in the Square on weekends throughout the season.

Auntie Ms American Cottage: Art Workshops Felted 3D Santa Head with Artist Valerie Johnson
Dec 6, 9 am or 12:30 pm

Come join us to create a needle felted 3D Santa Head just in time for the Holidays.

Colonial Williamsburg: Wine, Wit & Wisdom: British Fortifications
Dec 6, 2 – 4:30 pm

Join Executive Chef Rhys H. Lewis for a flavorful study of sherry, port, and madeira.

This Century Art Gallery Holiday Workshop Glass Etching
Dec 4, 2 – 4:30 pm

Etching glass is easier than you think and makes the perfect gift!

Historic Organ Recitals at the Wren Chapel
Dec 4 – 6, 10 am

All are welcome to join us for a recital on the historic 18th-century organ in the Wren Chapel.

WILLIAMSBURG CHORAL GUILD CAROLS AND HOLIDAY SONGS
Dec 6, 1 – 3 pm

Sing carols and holiday songs with members of the Williamsburg Choral Guild.

Make Your Own Ceramic Ornament (Youth)
Dec 6 – 7, 10 – 11 am

Everybody likes homemade gifts for Christmas!

Annies Needle Arts Festival
Dec 4 – 7, 8 am – 5:30 pm

Annies Needle Arts Festival is a four-day cross-stitch and needle art event sponsored by Just CrossStitch magazine.

 

Click here for Christmas in Williamsburg Information

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Ice skating returns to Williamsburg at Mid County Park

James City County Parks and Recreation welcomes winter with cool fun at Mid County Park! The County’s seasonal synthetic ice rink, previously located in New Town, has moved to Mid County Park to offer users more space and an improved skating surface.

Iceburg, the Skate Rink at Mid County Park, opens for the winter season Nov. 15-March 1. To accommodate more guests, the operating season was expanded. The relocation to Mid County Park also offers rink visitors access to more amenities including picnic tables and shelters, indoor restrooms and heated facilities, more ADA accessible parking and walking routes as well as full use of the popular and nearby Kidsburg playground as another fun recreational offering. All park facilities will remain open during skate rink operating hours.

There are weekday, weekend and winter break hours. The rink is open daily – weekdays 5-9 p.m. and weekends noon-9 p.m. The rink is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Operation hours may be adjusted based on weather conditions, participation numbers and special events. Also check out jamescitycountyva.gov/iceburg regularly for the complete list of themed skating nights and festivities.

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Skating is $8/adult and $7/youth ages 6-17, and the fee includes the skate rental. James City County and Williamsburg residents can skate for $7/adult and $5/youth ages 6-17, including skate rental. Youth ages 5 and younger skate for free. Season passes are also available for families, adults, youth and seniors ranging from $30-65 per person depending on residency. The rink will maintain a supply of skates ranging from children’s 9 to women’s 10 to men’s 13.

There is no age requirement, but everyone entering the rink must wear skates. Children under 12 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.

The surface of the open-air skate rink is made of an EZ Glide 350 synthetic ice surface, offering a smooth surface suitable for all skating activities. Synthetic ice has a similar surface to ice, and almost anything that can be done on refrigerated ice can be performed and perfected on this synthetic ice. While synthetic ice is about 65 percent of the speed of real ice, there is risk of injury from falls and collisions. Skaters of all ages and abilities will find the surface as a safe and enjoyable alternative to refrigerated ice.

During the seasonal operation of the Skate Rink, the park’s basketball courts will be closed through March 7. Please visit the County parks offering basketball court options: Ironbound Park, 150 Magazine Rd., Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Memorial Hwy. and the Warhill Sports Complex, 5700 Warhill Trail which features four courts with lights. Two indoor courts are also available at the James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Rd. For a one-time fee of $10, County residents can purchase a Daily Card, good for two years. The Card provides free access to the Center fitness equipment and courts on three days – Thursdays, 1-3 p .m.; Fridays, 6-8  p.m.; and Saturdays, 2-5 p.m.

For more information on skating, group rates or to schedule private functions, please call 757-259-5360.

$12 CHRISTMAS TOWN™ TICKET THE BEST DEAL OF THE SEASON

Lock in the best deal Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town™ deal of the season during Busch Gardens’ 12 Days of Christmas special offer. This $12 single-day Christmas Town ticket represents a $20 savings off the regular $32 one-day ticket price.
     The limited-time, online-only sale starts Nov. 12 and runs through Nov. 18.  The Christmas Town $12 single-day ticket is redeemable on any one of the following dates: Nov. 21, 22, 23, 30, Dec. 7, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22 or 30.
     “The $12 Christmas Town ticket is the best deal of the Christmas Town season,” said Marketing Vice President Dan Dipiazzo. “Pick one of the 12 days to visit and discover why Christmas Town is the place where Christmas shines brightest.”
     Visit ChristmasTown.com/VA to take advantage of the offer. 

Lock in the best deal Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town™ deal of the season during Busch Gardens’ 12 Days of Christmas special offer. This $12 single-day Christmas Town ticket represents a $20 savings off the regular $32 one-day ticket price.

Grand Illumination 2014 at Colonial Williamsburg

imageIlluminations—firing guns into the air and lighting fireworks—were commonly used during the 18th century to celebrate major events such as great military victories, the birthday of the monarch or the arrival of a new colonial governor. To usher in the season, Colonial Williamsburg carries on this tradition  with its annual Grand Illumination on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

The celebration begins at 5 p.m. when candles are lit in the windows of public buildings, shops and homes. Live entertainment also begins at 5pm on four outdoor stages at Palace Green, Market Square, the Gaol and Capitol building.

.At 6:45 p.m. the Fifes and Drums march down Duke of Gloucester Street, and guests are invited to join in.

At 7 p.m., fireworks will fill the sky over the Historic Area from four locations: the Governor’s Palace, Market Square, and the north and south sides of the Capitol building.

Colonial Williamsburg Ambassadors, wearing special badges, will be available to assist guests, making it easier for guests to get the most out of their holiday experience. The Ambassadors will be stationed in the Historic Area, Visitor Center and other high traffic areas to hand out broadsides, answer questions, and guide and direct guests.

 

Schedule of Events 2014

Come to experience the Revolutionary City dressed in timeless natural decorations on a walking tour or take in a live auction on the Market House stage. Then, enjoy a relaxed dining experience and musical performances before the fireworks light up the sky

Choose from more than 20 guided and self-guided tours throughout the Revolutionary City—all included in a Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket.

10:30 a.m.–
8:15 p.m.
Guided tours, dining events, live music, and shopping throughout the Revolutionary City, historic taverns, and resort restaurants
12 p.m. Market House Auction begins
4 p.m. Grand Illumination Supper at the Williamsburg Lodge
5 p.m. Candles are lit in public buildings and homes
5 p.m. Entertainment begins on outdoor stages at Palace Green, Market Square, Gaol, and the Capitol
6:45 p.m. Fifes and Drums play Grand Tattoo
7 p.m. Fireworks at Governor’s Palace, Market Square, and the Capitol
8 p.m. A Grand Medley of Entertainments at the Kimball Theatre
9:30 p.m. Buses to the Revolutionary City resume operations until 10 p.m

Parking and Transportation

Please park at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center and take the shuttle buses to the Revolutionary City.

Shuttle Schedule

9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Every half hour from the Visitor Center to all regular stops
5:30–6:45 p.m. Express service ONLY from the Visitor Center to the Palace stop
6:45–9:30 p.m. NO SERVICE*
9:30–10 p.m. Regular service to all stops

More info here

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens opens Nov 21 for 2014 season

Yes, I know Halloween isn’t even here yet but Busch Gardens Williamsburg is already putting away Howl O Scream and making preparations to open Christmas Town on Nov 21st

The Williamsburg theme park’s annual Christmas celebration starts Nov. 21, 2014 and runs select days through Dec. 31. Guests can feel the warmth of the holidays while strolling along paths lit by more than eight million twinkling lights. image
     A night at Christmas Town lets guests take a break from the hustle-and-bustle of the holidays and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. True to its European heritage,Busch Gardens pulls out the stops for its annual Christmas event with idealized representations of the world’s best Christmas traditions.
     Guests are invited to celebrate the opening of Christmas Town at a special Christmas Town Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 21. The lighting ceremony celebrates the arrival of the holiday season and will culminate with the synchronized lighting of the park’s eight million Christmas lights. An aerial photographer will capture the moment when Busch Gardens Christmas Town transforms into the place where Christmas shines brightest.
Scrooge No More! ™, is coming to Busch Gardens’ Globe Theatre for Christmas Town. Join Scrooge live on stage in an all-new musical at the Globe Theatre as he is swept away by the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, who teach him the importance of family and friends being together at Christmas.
     Guests can create their own Christmas Town holiday traditions with a $32 Christmas Town Fun Card that offers unlimited admission for the 2014 Christmas season.
     Annual pass members can save even more with an exclusive offer designed just for them.  Active annual pass members can purchase a Christmas Town pass for $25 and receive unlimited admission to Christmas Town for the 2014 season along with regular pass member benefits like free parking and discounts on park purchases.  Visit www.bgwpass.com for complete details.
     Visit christmastown.com for complete Christmas Town details, including ticket information and an operating schedule. While there, sign up for Busch Gardens’ email updates and be the first to know about upcoming special offers on Christmas Town tickets and other exclusive holiday deals.

Christmas Events in Williamsburg Dec 1-8 ,2013

December 1 – 8 (Grand Illumination)

Grand Illumination 2013
Dec 8, 4 – 8 pm

In the 18th century, illuminations were held to celebrate major events!  Join us in Colonial Williamsburg for this very special event.

A Colonial Christmas
December, 9 am – 5 pm
Holiday traditions of 18th-century Virginia are recalled through special interpretive programs.

Christmas Market on Main
Dec 7, 10 am – 3 pm

Whether you are searching for a holiday gift for family, friends, or as a treat to yourself, youre sure to find it at the Christmas Market on Main. Historic Main Street. Free.

Williamsburg Symphonia Holiday Pops Concert
Dec 7 – 8, 2 pm (Sat); 1:30 & 3 pm (Sun)

The Williamsburg Symphonia presents its 2013 Holiday Pops concert at the Kimball Theatre during Grand Illumination weekend.

Holiday Tree Lighting at Yankee Candle
Dec 1, 10 am – 7 pm

Join Yankee Candle Village as we light up the Holidays!  See website for complete information.

Christmas Tree Lighting in Yorktown
Dec 6, 7 – 8 pm

Evening highlights include a performance by The Fifes and Drums of York Town, festive music and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Free.

Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade
Dec 7, 6 – 8 pm
The Yorktown waterfront is bedazzled with holiday sights and sounds, including a spectacular floating parade of lights starting and complimentary hot cider.

New Town Art Gallery Holiday Season Party
Dec 6, 5 – 8 pm

Join us for our Holiday Season party.  We will have musical entertainment, hors doeurvres, wine and other refreshments.

Father Christmas Strolls the Square
Dec 7, 2:30 – 6 pm & Dec 8, 4 – 5 pm

Feel the spirit of the past with Saint Nicholas who will stroll the streets of Merchants Square until Christmas.

Williamsburg Christmas Parade
Dec 7, 9 am

This year’s theme is Christmas Trees and Memories. The parade runs right down Duke of Gloucester Street.

Holiday Skating in New Town
Through Jan 26, 2014
James City County Parks & Rec is teaming up with New Town again this year to offer skating on Sullivan Square!  It will be bigger and better than last year! 

String Winds Williamsburg Christmas
Dec 6, 1:30 & 4 pm

Enjoy the dynamic and joyous sounds of Timothy Seaman and Phillip Skeens as they celebrate the holidays with their unique instruments.

Cookies with Santa
Dec 8, 1 – 4 pm

Christmas is alive at York Hall where children and parents can visit with Santa Claus, enjoy some tasty treats, and shop for holiday gifts in The Gallery at York Hall. 301 Main Street.

Groaning Board
Dec 8, 4 – 6 pm

Celebrate the season with a grand feast of holiday favorites and a variety of traditional entertainment, including balladeers, fifes & drums, and madrigal singers.  Reservations required.

Grand Illumination Wine & Dine Dinner
Dec 8, 4:30 – 9 pm

Celebrate Colonial Williamsburgs Grand Illumination with a fabulous dinner.  At the Williamsburg Lodge.

Grand Illumination Dinner Chownings Tavern
Dec 8, 4:15 – 7:30 pm

A wonderful way to begin a spectacular evening!  Reservations required.

Grand Illumination Dinner Kings Arms Tavern
Dec 8, 4:15 – 7:30 pm

A wonderful way to begin a spectacular evening!  Reservations required.

Grand Illumination DinnerCampbells Tavern
Dec 8, 4:15 – 7:30 pm

A wonderful way to begin a spectacular evening!  Reservations required.

Dean Shostaks Crystal Carols
Dec 2, 1:30 pm; and Dec 4, 11:30 am & 1:30 pm

Join us for this popular Christmas concert!  At the Kimball Theatre.

Deck the Halls
Dec 2, 4 – 5 pm

A rousing Christmas show filled with humor, anecdotes, and singing.  See website.

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Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star
Through Dec 31

Experience the journey of the Magi around you in the Virginia Living Museums state-of-the-art digital planetarium theater!

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Laser Holidays at the Virginia Living Museum
Through Dec 31

Get into the holiday spirit with the music of the season and dazzling laser effects! Featuring classic holiday favorites  and unique reimaginings.

Poisoned Dwarf presents Celtic Night at the Kimball
Dec 7, 7 pm

Join Poisoned Dwarf for an exciting evening of Celtic music and fun. Known for its upbeat, rollicking performances of Irish traditional music

MAD Chocolart Party!
Dec 8, 1 – 4 pm

There will be chocolate (of course!), other sweets, savory bites, still and bubbling wine, plus book signings and art by Connie.  Must RSVP by Dec 4.  See website.

54th Annual Christmas Homes Tour
Dec 7, 10 am – 6 pm

Presented by the Green Spring Garden Club, features private residences beautifully decorated with holiday floral arrangements; some are open for the first time for this years tour.

Steinbach Signing Event
Dec 8
The Steinbach family started their business by purchasing a timber yard and operating a wood sawmill. There, they began to craft nutcrackers and other wooden products.

After Thanksgiving Sale
Through Dec 1

Join us at Williamsburg Premium Outlets for its annual After-Thanksgiving Weekend Sale featuring Midnight Madness!  See website for more info.

Watermens Museum Oyster Roast
Dec 7, 1 – 3 pm

Enjoy oysters, clam fritters, clam chowder and a variety of beverages. Watermens Museum. Admission. Tickets Required.  See website.

Around the World with Santa
Dec 7, 11 am – 3 pm

Bring the family and participate in make-and-take crafts and learn about traditions from around the world plus a special visit from Santa!  Mariners’ Museum.

Holiday Breakfast Kings Arms Tavern
Thursdays, Dec 7 – 28, 8 am

Begin your historic day with fellow patriots and enjoy delicious fare, spirited conversation, and 18th-century music. Reservations required

Winter Wonderettes
Through Dec 2, 7:30 pm (Dec 1, 2 pm)

When Santa turns up missing, the Wonderettes must use their talent and creative ingenuity plus some great holiday tunes to save their holiday party.  See website.

32nd Holiday Antiques Show
Through Dec 1
Thirty-five dealers feat. furniture and decorative accessories from the 18th, 19th & early 20th centuries including silver, antique jewelry, ceramics, fine glass & more.

Thomas Jefferson Wine Dinner
Dec 7, 7 pm

Dine in the company of Thomas Jefferson for a delightful combination of his favored fare and international wines while he reflects on his world travels. Reservations required

Wine, Wit & Wisdom Old World Roots, New World Wine
Dec 7, 2 – 4 pm

Sample some of Virginias best wines paired with some of the best products from local farmers and artisan food crafters.

Songs and Stories of the Yuletide
Dec 4, 4 – 5 pm
Lee Welch and Doug Austin present a delightful program of carols, tales, and tunes celebrating the Yuletide.

Christmas Decorations
Dec 1, 3 – 4 pm
Gather for an afternoon exploring Christmas traditions from around the Old Dominion.

Christmas with the Hampton Roads Mandolin Ensemble
Dec 7, 1:30 & 4 pm
Around the turn of the 20th century, mandolin ensembles were all the rage. Even the College of William and Mary had its own Mandolin and Glee Club!

Christmas Brass
Dec 7, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Celebrate the season with a unique concert by talented balladeers Gabe Stone and Stephen Christoff — offering a fascinating and tuneful show featuring rare brass instruments.

Free Holiday Concert USAF Heritage of America Band
Dec 6, 2013 at 7:30 pm

USAF Heritage of American Band free holiday concert.  At Jamestown High School.  See website.

Un-Civil Christmas: Holiday Music of the Civil War
Dec 7, 7:30 & 9 pm

Soldiers and their families looked to familiar traditions to remind them of better times & the ideals for which they were fighting.

A Christmas Concert for Williamsburg
Dec 4, 7:30 – 9:15 pm

The Sound Investment proudly presents A Christmas Concert for Williamsburg,  the second in its series of Music to Remember concerts.

Constitutional Conversations
Dec 4, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

The award-winning nine-month long examination of our nations founding document. Features breakout sessions for adults and students.

First Thursdays: Tacky Sweater Party
Dec 5, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Looking for something fun to do after work on the first Thursday of every month?  Join us at the Mariners’ Museum!

Just CrossStitch – 27th Annual Christmas in Williamsburg Needlework Seminar
Dec 6 – 8

Come celebrate 30 years of Just CrossStitch at the 27th annual Christmas in Williamsburg needlework seminar.

Santa Claus Visits the W&M Bookstore
Dec 1 & 8, 12 – 3 pm

Delightful encounters await children of all ages when they visit Santa in his sleigh at the College of William & Mary Bookstore!

Thursday Afternoon Film Series
Dec 5, 2 pm

December is request month for the Williamsburg Regional Librarys Thursday Afternoon Film Series.  This week:  Moonstruck (1987). 

Book Signing: David Baldacci
Dec 6, 6 – 8 pm

Join bestselling author David Baldacci at the bookstore as he signs copies of his latest book, King and Maxwell.

Book Signing: Newt & Callista Gingrich
Dec 7, 2 – 4 pm

Newt & Callista Gingrich return to Merchants Square over Grand Illumination weekend.

Botanical Garden Fundraiser
Dec 7 – 8

Go Ape in Freedom Park will donate $10 of every ticket sold to the Williamsburg Botanical Garden and the Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association.

Comedy Club of Williamsburg presents Pat Dixon with Noah Gardenswartz
Dec 6 & 7, 7:30 pm

At the DoubleTree by Hilton, 50 Kingsmill Rd. For more info and ticket purchase visit the website or call 757-286-9448

Book Signing: Jane Hampton Cook
Dec 8, 12 – 2 pm

Join author Jane Hampton Cook for a signing of her book about John Quincy Adams, American Phoenix.

Brought to you by the Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce..

54th Annual Williamsburg VA Christmas Homes Tour Saturday, December 7, 2013

The 54th Annual Williamsburg Christmas Homes Tour, presented by the Green Spring Garden Club Inc., features houses decorated with holiday floral arrangements. All are located in and around The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s Revolutionary City.

imageVisit six private residences in and around Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City, open to the public for the Green Spring Garden Club’s Christmas Homes Tour, several for the first time. Each will be beautifully decorated with holiday floral arrangements.

The houses include three charming residences on the Duke of Gloucester Street near Merchants Square: the Bryan House, the Catherine Blaikley House and the Blaikley Kitchen. Also on the Duke of Gloucester Street, but near the Capitol, is the Edinburgh Castle Tavern, home of Bill Barker who portrays Thomas Jefferson for Colonial Williamsburg. Featured will be Mr. Barker’s extensive collection of Jefferson memorabilia along with Jefferson’s favorite wines. Nearby on Waller Street, the Elizabeth Carlos House contains the current residents’ collection of English antiques and treasures. One additional home, located on North Henry Street close to Merchants Square, dates to the early 1900s. It is the recently-renovated Newell home showcasing period architectural features and furniture.

Tickets will be sold at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center and the Williamsburg Lodge on December 6 from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm and on December 7 from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. During Tour hours tickets will also be sold at each of the Houses.

Ticket Prices: $30 for a Full Tour ticket and $10 for a Single House admission. Parking at the Visitor Center is free; a ticket enables you to ride the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation buses on tour day.

Time:10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Date:December 7, 2013