Things to Do: November 10 – 14

‘Tis the Season! Colonial Williamsburg Holiday Symposium
November 10 – 11
Demonstrations and illustrated lectures by Colonial Williamsburg’s holiday professionals and special guests will explore traditional and new ways to decorate and entertain for the holidays.  Learn how to create festival centerpieces, wreaths, and gingerbread houses and enjoy a session on the simple pleasures of wine and cheese.  Reserve your space online or call 800-603-0948.

Santa’s Arrival at Yankee Candle
November 13, 9 am
Santa’s Arrival!  A full day of activities.  See website for detailed information.

Pre-Christmas Sale at Williamsburg Antique Mall
November 13 – 14
We will be having a special two-day pre-Christmas sale at our mall!  The sale will feature special discounts by many of our dealers plus gift certificate drawings and light refreshments.  Hope to see you there!

Holiday Open House Weekend
November 13 – 14

Soak up the ambiance of historic Yorktown. Special events, festive decorations, special sales, discounts, door prizes, strolling entertainment, and much more await you as your start – or finish – your holiday shopping. Hours of operation vary by business. Call 757-890-3500 or visit the website for additional information.

Virginia Thanksgiving Festival –  Berkeley Plantation

November 7, Noon – 4 pm

Commemorate America’s first Thanksgiving!  In 1619, Capt. John Woodlief and 37 men made the voyage from England to land at what is now Berkeley Plantations.  They fell to their knees and gave thanks for safe passage, beginning the tradition of Thanksgiving in America.  Formal program at 2 p.m. includes re-enactment of the landing, choral music and the Chickahominy Indian Redman Dancers in a friendship dance in which everyone can participate. Re-enactors and musicians stroll the grounds throughout the day to interact with guests; families can participate in Colonial period games and activities; and browse vendors of food, arts, crafts and jewelry.  Festival and gardens free;  $3 parking.  Berkeley Plantation is located at 12602 Harrison Landing Road in Charles City, VA.  Visit the website or call 888-466-6018 for additional information.

Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church

Every Saturday in November & December, 8 pm

Continuing a tradition begun in the 18th century, Bruton Parish Church each Saturday presents recitals by instrumental and choral groups, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by the church’s own splendid musicians.  Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday.  On Duke of Gloucester Street in the Historic Area. Free (freewill offerings accepted).  Call 757-229-2891 for additional information.

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