From first-class shopping and dining to special Christmas events and holiday-themed vacations, the Williamsburg area has something for everyone. In Colonial Williamsburg, enjoy hot cider and fresh gingerbread cookies while taking in the historic streets’ traditional holiday decorations. Back for its second year, Busch Gardens brings you Christmas Town where the park is transformed into a winter wonderland – complete with traditional holiday food and shopping, twinkling lights and the man himself, Santa Claus.
Williamsburg’s shopping opportunities will amaze you this Christmas! Check off everyone on your shopping list this year and visit Prime Outlets Williamsburg, ranked as one of the top 10 outlet centers in America! For a delectable shopping experience, head over to Merchants Square and sample some of the Peanut Shop of Williamsburg’s gourmet holiday fare. Immerse yourself in holiday cheer at Yankee Candle – the second largest store of its kind – where it snows every day!
Browse our holiday calendar and plan your trip around one or more of our Christmas events. Throughout December, celebrate the holiday traditions of the 17th and 18th centuries with A Colonial Christmas at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center. On December 5, Grand Illumination in Colonial Williamsburg offers up musical performances across the Historic Area as well as a spectacular fireworks display. During the first weekend in December, head to Yorktown for a grand celebration including a Toyland Parade, a Christmas Holiday Market and a Lighted Boat Parade.
Bring your family to Williamsburg where you can rediscover the holiday traditions of Christmases past while making new memories to cherish for years to come. Whether you’re old, young or anywhere in between, Christmas in Williamsburg is a magical experience like no other.
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