The winter festivities kick off with music, fireworks displays and activities all around the Colonial Williamsburg site over the course of three weekends. Yuletide entertainment will include favorite holiday traditions as well as heartwarming new additions to the festivities. In the 18th century, the firing of guns and lighting of fireworks celebrated major events. Make sure to come during daylight to check out the unique decorations throughout the historic area. Then enjoy musical performances on multiple stages throughout our streets and fireworks displays from the Capitol and the palace.
The festivities begin each Friday night, with the Lighting of the Cressets, 18th century entertainments on Duke of Gloucester Street and a Celebration of the Yule Log, a holiday procession beginning at the Capitol and ending at the Magazine where guests will have an opportunity to make a wish and toss a sprig of greenery into the bonfire.
There are three weekends to celebrate (fireworks are only on Saturdays): December 2-4 | 9-11 | 16-18