December Holiday Events


Grand Illumination
December 4, 4:45 – 7 pm
Musical performances on multiple stages, fireworks and more!  At Colonial Williamsburg.
A Colonial Christmas
December 1 – December 31
Christmas customs at Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center.  See website for additional information.

Williamsburg Christmas Parade
December 3, 9:00 am
“Christmas in Williamsburg” is this year’s theme.  Call 757-229-6511 for more info.

Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade
December 3, 6 – 8 pm
Spectacular floating parade of lights, caroling & musical performances!


Christmas Tree Lighting

December 2, 6 – 8 pm
Fife and Drums, Festive Music and the procession of lights in Yorktown.

‘Tis the Season
December 2, 7:30 pm
A musical experience sure to put you and yours in the holiday spirit.  At the Kimball Theatre.  Call 800-HISTORY for more info.
Holiday Reception at New Town Art Gallery
December 2, 5 – 8 pm
Celebrate the holiday season with an evening of art and music.


Centuries of Christmas at Berkeley Plantation

Dec 3 – Jan 1 (opening weekend)
Costumed guides will add a special touch to your holiday season!  888-466-6018
Berkeley Plantation Christmas Wreath Workshop & Tour
December 3, 1 pm
Following a tour will be a wreath making workshop.  888-466-6018
Christmas Market on Main
December 3, 10 am – 4 pm
On Main Street in Historic Yorktown.  Free.  Call 757-890-3500 for more information.


Watermen’s Museum Oyster Roast

December 3, 1 – 6 pm
Oysters, clam fritters and more!  Located at Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown.
December Wine Dinner at Riverwalk Restaurant
December 3, 6 pm
A 5-course meal paired with 5 wines.  Cost is $49.95.  See website for complete menu.

An Un-Civil Christmas: Holiday Music of the Civil War
December 3
At the Courthouse at Colonial Williamsburg. Ticketed event.                                                  Call 1-800-HISTORY for prices and reservations.
Christmas Colonial Market Fair
December 3, 10 am – 5 pm
Colonial music, holiday crafts, demos, sales & more.  At Watermen’s Museum.

The Williamsburg Symphonia Holiday Concert
December 3, :30 pm
See the Symphonia as they put on “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”  At the Kimball Theatre. Call 800-HISTORY for more info.

52nd Annual Christmas Homes Tour
December 3, 10 am – 6 pm
Visit 5 private residences in and around the Historic Area.  See website for details.

W&M Choirs to Perform Winter Concerts
December 2, 2 pm
Presented by the WM Choir, Women’s Chorus and Botetourt Chamber Singers. See website.

Cookies with Santa
December 4, 1 – 4 pm
At the Gallery at York Hall in Yorktown.  Free. call 757-890-4490 for more info information.
Shirley Plantation’s Annual Open House
December 3, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
See this grand plantation decked out with twinkling lights and decorations!

Christmas Hymns You Thought You Knew
December 1, 4 – 5 pm
Join John Turner and Michael Monaco in taking a look at classic carols and hymns from Christmases past.    Separate ticket required with any Historic Area or museum admission pass. All tickets $6.

A Cappella Grand Illumination Celebration
December 4, 12, 2 & 4 pm
Enjoy joyous sounds of various a cappella groups from the College of W&M as they blend their voices to celebrate the season! Call 1-800-HISTORY for prices and reservations

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