WILLIAMSBURG EVENTS

WILLIAMSBURG EVENTS
  • Second Sundays Art Festival
    On-Going Event: 4/13/2018 - 12/9/2018
    A monthly street festival of art, music & a whole lot more! This fair has over 75 unique artisans & musicians in 4 areas along Prince George Street in downtown Williamsburg. Presented on the 2nd Sunday of every month from April to Dec. Free to attend! 400-500 Block, Prince George St., Williamsburg 757-879-3029  www.facebook.com/2ndsundayswilliamsburg
  • Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia
    11/22/2018 - 11/24/2018
    Explore colonial Virginia food ways during a three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day. Learn about typical Revolutionary War soldiers' fare and trace the farm's bounty from field to kitchen. American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 200 Water St., Yorktown 757-253-4838  www.historyisfun.org
  • Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia
    11/22/2018 - 11/24/2018
    Explore colonial Virginia foodways during a three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day. Learn how food was gathered, preserved and prepared by Powhatan Indians and English colonists. Included with paid admission. Jamestown Settlement, 2110 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg 757-253-4838  www.historyisfun.org
  • Christmas Town
    On-Going Event: 11/23/2018 - 1/1/2019
    On select dates November - January, over 8 million lights, Christmas shines bright at this family-friendly winter holiday event. The world's most beautiful theme park is one of the largest Christmas light displays in North America. Festive food and drink, holiday shopping and heart-warming shows make the spirit of the season come alive. Included with park admission.  Busch Gardens Williamsburg, 1 Busch Gardens Blvd., Williamsburg 757-229-4386  buschgardens.com/williamsburg
  • Christmas Tree Lighting
    11/30/2018
    The holiday fun kicks off with Yorktown's annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. This community tradition goes all the way back to 1945. Free. 6:30pm. Riverwalk Landing, 425 Water St., Yorktown 757-890-3500  www.visityorktown.org
  • Christmas Market on Main
    12/1/2018
    The market features vendors, strolling musical entertainment, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Historic Main Street. Free. Check online for times. Riverwalk Landing, 425 Water St., Yorktown 757-890-3500  www.visityorktown.org
  • Colonial Christmas
    On-Going Event: 12/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
    A glimpse of 17th- and 18th-century holiday traditions through interpretive programs and demonstrations. Daily appearances by the Lord of Misrule and with period musical entertainment. Museums closed Dec. 25. Included with paid admission. See website for times. Jamestown Settlement, 2110 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg 757-253-4838  www.historyisfun.org
  • Lighted Boat Parade
    12/1/2018
    6-8pm. Pre-parade festivities start at 6 and include caroling around a beach bonfire, a musical performance by the Fifes & Drums of Yorktown, and complimentary hot cider. Free. Yorktown Beach, 331 Water St., Yorktown 757-890-3500  www.visityorktown.org
  • Grand Illumination
    12/2/2018
    Christmas season officially begins with Grand Illumination, a spectacular evening when candles twinkle in the windows of Historic Area homes and buildings, fatwood crackles in street-side cressets, and the heavens explode with pyrotechnics. Free outdoor event. Colonial Williamsburg, 101 Visitor Center Dr., Williamsburg  888-965-7254  www.colonialwilliamsburg.com
  • Christmastide in Virginia
    12/20/2018 - 12/31/2018
    A glimpse of 17th- and 18th-century holiday traditions through interpretive programs and demonstrations. Museums closed Dec. 25. Included with paid admission. American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 200 Water St., Yorktown 888-593-4682  www.historyisfun.org
  • Bacchus Festival
    2/1/2019
    Enjoy delicious samplings of fine wine, local restaurant fare and an eclectic mix of live music, entertainment and games. All proceeds benefit the museum's award winning educational programs and animal care needs. 6-9pm. Tickets required. Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 757-595-1900  thevlm.org/events/museum-events
  • Presidents Day Weekend
    2/16/2019 - 2/17/2019
    Celebrate the institution of the presidency as well as the citizens who have served in that office over the centuries. Meet with three presidents from Virginia--George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison--and learn how they were shaped by their experiences in Williamsburg. Hear them discuss the roles they each played in momentous events that occurred at the Capitol. Included with admission. Colonial Williamsburg, 101 Visitor Center Dr., Williamsburg  888-965-7254  www.colonialwilliamsburg.com