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Showing 188 Results for: Nov 26, 2014 to Nov 26, 2015

Jun 29, 2013 to Jun 30, 2015

A new exhibition at Colonial Williamsburg’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum celebrates the highly decorative and intricate records created by a diverse German-speaking population in early America. “Paper Trail: Recording Rites of Passage in German-Speaking America” is a collection of 17 frakturs — all created in Virginia and Pennsylvania — opening Saturday, June 29 […] Read More »

Feb 14, 2014 to Dec 31, 2015

This wide-ranging new exhibition celebrates the remarkable objects that were created in or imported to the Chesapeake, the Carolina low country, and southern backcountry. Created in conjunction with several sister institutions, the exhibition will highlight the aesthetic diversity brought to the region by the varied cultures and ethnic groups that ultimately defined a unique, early […] Read More »

Mar 15, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014

China of the Most Fashionable Sort: Chinese Export Porcelain in Colonial America will open March 15 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum of The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. Chinese export porcelain played an important role in the lives of eighteenth-century colonists. It was the most desirable of the ceramic bodies, and possessing it […] Read More »

Mar 31, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Weekly Recurring

It’s game on, starting March 31 when on-site play begins in the latest episode of the “RevQuest: Save the Revolution!” series. The newest game — “RevQuest: The Old Enemy” — recruits players to come to the Revolutionary City as agents of the Committee for Secret Correspondence, established by the Continental Congress and led by Benjamin […] Read More »

Apr 1, 2014 to Dec 30, 2014 at Tues - Sat 10am-4pm | Sun 1-4pm

The Gallery at York Hall opened for its 13th season on Tuesday, April 1.  The Gallery is operated by the Celebrate Yorktown Committee and managed by volunteer Sharon Owen. Located in York Hall, the Gallery features a variety of themed exhibits that change every six to eight weeks. The exhibits feature the works of over […] Read More »

Apr 29, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015

Kabuki (its name comprised of the Kanji  characters for “sing”, “dance”, and “skill”) is a form of Japanese theatre  known for its elaborate costumes, striking makeup, and intricate choreography.  The ancient celebration of the beautiful and the bizarre is immortalized in this  exhibition of Kabuki theatre woodcuts from the permanent collection. Read More »

May 24, 2014 to Jan 5, 2015 at Monday - Saturday: 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.; Sunday: 11 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Venture into the deep, dark pre-historic world of carnivorous marine reptiles, gigantic flesh-eating fish, flying reptiles with 3-foot skulls and the biggest sea turtles to have ever lived. Opening May 24, 2014 at The Mariners’ Museum, Savage Ancient Seas: Dinosaurs of the Deep features over 20 large-scale, magnificent skeletons and living replicas of ancient marine […] Read More »

Jun 6, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014 - Weekly Recurring

The World of Pocahontas, Unearthed, an exhibit at the Voorhees Archaearium, reveals new details about the material world of Virginia’s Native peoples and their interaction with the English settlers. The exhibit draws from thousands of archaeological artifacts found at James Fort that have illuminated the lifeways of the Chesapeake’s Indian peoples in the early contact […] Read More »

Jun 7, 2014 to Nov 29, 2014 at 8:00 AM -12:00 PM - Weekly Recurring

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat’s milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the […] Read More »

Jun 7, 2014 to Jun 30, 2016

June 7, 2014 Through June 2016 Take in this new exhibition in the McCarl Gallery that features dozens of quilts that represent the diversity of quilts made in American from the 18th through 20th centuries. Several of the quilts are new to the collection and have never before been seen by the public. Exhibited quilts […] Read More »

Aug 13, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015

The paintings and watercolors in this  exhibition were commissioned by the Federal Arts Project (1935—1943), a sector  of the Works Progress Administration that promoted the creation of hundreds of  thousands of works of art around the country for display in schools, libraries,  and other public buildings.  This  collection of works, on loan from U.S. General […] Read More »

Aug 13, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015

This collection of etchings, by the 17th-century  French printmaker Jacques Callot, represents a significant acquisition for the  Museum.  A variety of series that Callot  completed over his career are on view, including a pristine impression of one  of his best-known works, the etching of Saint  Amond. Shown in the Herman Print Study Room, the viewer […] Read More »

Aug 13, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015

This exhibition highlights the idea of the  beauty of nature in art, a key theme of 19th-century American  landscape painters. Generously lent from the Owens Foundation, works by Thomas Cole,  Robert Henri and Edward Potthast are among the artists represented. Read More »

Aug 13, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015

This exhibition is comprised of  a selection of European landscapes, portraits and religious images, from the  Baroque and Renaissance periods. The paintings come from the permanent  collection and loans from Thomas D. Dossett and Associates and the Collection  of Francesco and Oletta Lauro.  Works by Titian, Diego Velázquez, and Luca  Giordano are among the important […] Read More »

Sep 1, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014 at Open daily 9:30 – 4:30

Bring the family out to Berkeley to explore the colorful autumn gardens, river shore, exhibits and tours, pick a pumpkin and find your way through the corn maze, all while learning Berkeley’s amazing history. The corn Maze is included in Berkeley’s tour admission, an additional fee is charged to take home a pumpkin.  Picnic area […] Read More »

Sep 19, 2014 to Sep 8, 2015 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (until 6 p.m. June 15 through August 15). Closed Christmas and New Year’s days.

Objects from The Mariners’ Museum are featured in this special exhibition at Jamestown Settlement tracing the evolution of the dugout canoe through the centuries, from the watercraft of the Powhatan people 400 years ago to multi-log trade vessels and work and racing boats. More than 100 objects from The Mariners’ Museum, including a 19th-century cypress canoe, […] Read More »

Sep 22, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014 at 5:30 - 7:30pm

The Artist’s Way is an empowering workshop for aspiring and working artists.  With the basic principle that creative expression is the natural direction of life.  The workshop moderator leads you through a comprehensive thirteen week program to recover your creativity from a variety of blocks, including limiting beliefs, fear, self-sabotage, jealousy, guilt, addictions, and other […] Read More »

Oct 16, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015 at Tue - Fri: 10 AM - 5 PM|Sat - Sun: Noon - 4 PM | Monday: Closed

Toshi Yoshida, 1911-1995 October 16, 2014 — January 11, 2015 Whether you are visiting for the first time or the hundredth, a visit to the Muscarelle is always an invigorating and  unique experience  in Williamsburg. From standing in awe of Old Masters like Titian & Velasquez, to soaking in the emotion of abstract expressionists like […] Read More »

Nov 1, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014 at 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays

Explore the diversity of life deep in the ocean’s wilderness in “Beyond the Edge of the Sea.” The exhibit at the Virginia Living Museum highlights work by scientific illustrator Karen Jacobsen, who accompanied Dr. Cindy Lee Van Dover on many expeditions to deep-sea locations across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Dr. Van Dover, a deep-sea […] Read More »

Nov 1, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014 at Mon- atS 9:30am - 5:30pm | Sundays noon-5:00pm

Come see the works of artist Bob Oller on display all month. Bob Oller is an artist specializing in paintings and sculptures. Touch of Earth is an award winning gallery celebrating 34 years, offering a collection of the very finest in American crafts and art by regional as well as nationally prominent contemporary working American artists. Representing […] Read More »

Nov 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014

Come and enjoy the best of the best of local artist around our area.  There will be a mix of local and Christmas holiday art pieces at the Gallery at York Hall.  You can relish in our revolving exhibit of fine art in all media by local artists for display and sale. Open April – Dec Tues thru Sat 10am to 4, […] Read More »

Nov 1, 2014 to Nov 29, 2014 at 8:30 AM -12:30 PM - Weekly Recurring

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat’s milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the […] Read More »

Nov 1, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014 at 10 am - 5 pm

Join the Yorktown Arts Foundation and On the Hill Gallery as they present Art of today’s Mattaponi and Pamunkey Tribes. Today’s Mattaponi and Pamunkey artisans carry on the culture of their ancestors, honoring the tradition by building on many of the same techniques, creating new objects reflecting the beauty of nature and the symbolism of […] Read More »

Nov 8, 2014 to Nov 29, 2014 at 10:00am - 10:30am - Weekly Recurring

Come to the weekly recital of the historic 18th-century organ in the Wren Chapel! This Bruton Parish’s Music Director, Rebecca Davy, oversees the weekly concerts on the 18th-century organ in the Wren Chapel, located in the Sir Christopher Wren Building on the College of William & Mary campus. Saturdays:  Nov. 8 – Sarah Bland – […] Read More »

Nov 18, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014 at 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays - Weekly Recurring

Thanksgiving and Christmas inspired chocolate desserts and cookies by Marcel Desaulniers are complemented by a collection of handmade Santas made by Connie Desaulniers Read More »

Nov 21, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014

Celebrate the spirit of the season at Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town™. Christmas Town brings holiday traditions to life with heartwarming shows, delicious holiday dining and festive shopping opportunities. Experience Christmas traditions from around the world and keep warm with a mug of Busch Gardens’ signature hot chocolate. This year, Christmas Town is brighter than ever […] Read More »

Nov 24, 2014 to Nov 29, 2014 at 10 am- 12 pm

Join us in the Taste Studio as our chefs demonstrate techniques to bring out the best in their featured ingredients. You’ll sample the results and be inspired to try what you learn at your next gathering. Celebrate Treasures from the Chesapeake! Williamsburg Inn Executive Chef Travis Brust will share some of his tastiest holiday shellfish […] Read More »

Nov 26, 2014 to Nov 26, 2014 at Museum hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; pardoning ceremony 11 a.m.

For the fifth year, the Virginia Living Museum will celebrate the long and healthy life of its wild turkeys during the annual Turkey Pardoning. Enjoy exhibits and activities about wild turkeys and attend the brief ceremony at 11 a.m. when Newport News Mayor McKinley Price will pardon the turkeys on the outdoor trail beside the […] Read More »

Nov 27, 2014 to Nov 28, 2014 at Thursday, November 27 at 6pm until Friday, November 28 at 10pm

Don’t miss the thrill of Black Friday shopping! Enjoy exceptional holiday savings and extended shopping hours all weekend long! Be sure to check our HOURS page, so you can plan ahead! Williamsburg Premium Outlets, for Shopping that is always worth the trip!   Free off-site parking. Visit  our website for directions.   Read More »

Nov 27, 2014 at 5K start 8:30 am, Kids race 9:30 Prince George Street, Merchant Square

This race celebrates a traditional holiday – highlighting the importance of involvement in our communities. A beautiful 5K in historic Downtown Williamsburg and through the campus of The College of William & Mary is the perfect venue for a great outing for the whole family. Events will be held for children and a raffle of […] Read More »

Nov 27, 2014 to Nov 29, 2014 at 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Colonial Virginia foodways are featured during this three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day. At Jamestown Settlement, learn how food was gathered, preserved and prepared on land and at sea by Virginia’s English colonists and Powhatan Indians. At the Yorktown Victory Center, learn about typical soldiers’ fare during the American Revolution and trace the bounty of […] Read More »

Nov 27, 2014 to Dec 1, 2014

Midnight Madness Event: November 27 – 28, 10 pm – 6 am. Other Weekend Events: FREE Vera Bradley Collapsible DuffleNovember 28 – December 1Receive a FREE Collapsible Duffle with a Vera Bradley purchase of $125 or more! This exclusive nylon duffle folds neatly into its own pouch!**While supplies last. Vera Bradley Throw Blanket November 28-December […] Read More »

Nov 27, 2014 at 11 am - 9 pm

Avoid the kitchen on this great American Holiday.  This fabulous menu will include salads & breads, carving stations, a seven-foot seafood tower, pot luck side dishes, and delicious desserts. $. Call for reservations or more information or visit Riverwalk Restaurant. 757.875.1522. Read More »

Nov 27, 2014 at 11 am - 7 pm

Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center’s Thanksgiving Day Feast: Butternut Squash or Mixed Green Salad, Oven Roasted Turkey, Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing, Rosemary and Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry Sauce, Warm Rolls with Whipped Butter, Choice of Pumpkin Pie or Pecan Pie, Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee, Hot and Iced Teas and Ice Water. $20.95 […] Read More »

Nov 27, 2014 at 11:30am to 9:00pm

A traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be served at lunch and dinner as our special of the day. Our regular lunch and dinner menus will also be available. Reservations can be made by calling 757-253-1849. Read More »

Nov 27, 2014 at Varies. 3:30 & 5 p.m. on most days with 12:30 p.m. show some days. See website.

Enjoy a hilarious 30-minute street theater production of the Christmas classic from the Virginia Theatre Machine. Back for a 7th year! Exclusively in Merchants Square. Weather-permitting. See website for weather-related rescheduling. Read More »

Nov 27, 2014

The holidays begin with the most American of meals—Thanksgiving. Enjoy a three-course meal in a historic tavern with traditional 18th-century trimmings or bring the entire family together for elegant contemporary cuisine in one of our hotels. Celebrate this special meal together and leave the stresses of cooking to us Read More »

Nov 27, 2014 at Two seatings 1:30 and 2:00 pm

Four-Course Dinner. $100 inclusive of tax & gratuity plus $25 for wine-pairing. Two seatings 1:30 and 2:00 PM. Special wine list available for bottle purchases. Menu Coming Soon! Reservations required. Please call 757-941-0317. Read More »

Nov 27, 2014 at 11-8

Serving a plated Turkey Dinner $17.95 adults $8.95 children 12 and under Also serving our Regular Dinner menu Read More »

Nov 28, 2014 to Nov 29, 2014 at 10a.m.-2p.m. Fri 11/28 and Saturdays; Noon - 3 p.m. Sundays

Visit Santa in his sleigh at the W&M Bookstore and Café. Fans from age 2 to 102 will love this special, magical experience in the relaxed atmosphere of the bookstore café. A professional photographer will be on site for custom holiday photos. Read More »

Nov 28, 2014 to Nov 29, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy a light-hearted evening for the entire family. ShowStoppers Productions presents beloved traditional holiday classics, laughter, and merriment. There will be a very special guest star for all. Experience the Christmas season with all the charm and enthusiasm of days gone by Read More »

Nov 28, 2014 to Nov 29, 2014 at Generally 2:30-6 p.m. Saturdays & 3:30-5:30p.m. Sundays.

Greet Father Christmas in the Square on weekends throughout the season. Find him at the Christmas tree outside from the Precious Gem from 4-5 p.m. each day. See website for specific strolling hours on each day. Read More »

Nov 29, 2014 at 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Over 30 vendors will have produce, eggs, baked goods, meats, cheeses, and so much more at the Williamsburg Farmers Market. The LCV Project will perform from 9:00 am until 10:00 am, and Doug Austin will perform from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm. The next market is December 13 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The […] Read More »

Nov 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm- 4:30 pm

The Chefs of Wine, Wit & Wisdom and Pints & Pairings are pitted in a battle of the taste buds! They’re pairing both wine and beer with signature dishes–and you determine the outcome! Read More »

Nov 29, 2014 at Star of Wonder" 5:30 p.m., "Laser Holidays" 6:30

The Virginia Living Museum Planetarium presents “Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star,” an immersive look at the journey of the Magi, as we examine the latest clues and seek once more to understand the Star of Bethlehem. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Then, get into the holiday spirit with the music of […] Read More »

Nov 29, 2014 at 11am-2pm

Ne’Qwa Art’s demonstration artist, Trieste, will answer questions about Ne’Qwa Art and its line of reverse-painted glass ornaments. Don’t miss this chance to have a Ne’Qwa Art ornament signed and personalized for your friends and family! Read More »

Nov 30, 2014 at Varies. 3:30 & 5 p.m. on most days with 12:30 p.m. show some days. See website.

Enjoy a hilarious 30-minute street theater production of the Christmas classic from the Virginia Theatre Machine. Back for a 7th year! Exclusively in Merchants Square. Weather-permitting. See website for weather-related rescheduling. Read More »

Dec 1, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily . Closed Christmas and New Year’s days.

Holiday traditions of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia are recalled through special interpretive programs and, December 26-31 and January 2-4, musical entertainment of the period. A Jamestown Settlement holiday film and guided tours compare and contrast English Christmas customs of the period with how the season may have been observed in the difficult early years of […] Read More »

Dec 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014 at HOURS Mon- Sat 9:30am - 5:30pm | Sun noon-5:00pm

Come see the works of local artist Fussell Turnage on display all month. Mr. Turnage is a local ceramic artist specializing in pottery. Touch of Earth is an award winning gallery celebrating 34 years, offering a collection of the very finest in American crafts and art by regional as well as nationally prominent contemporary working American […] Read More »

Dec 1, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015 at 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Holiday traditions of the 17th- and 18th-centuries are recalled through special interpretive programs and, from Dec. 26-31 and Jan. 2-5, musical entertainment of the period. A Jamestown Settlement holiday film compare and contrast English Christmas customs of the period with how the season may have been observed in the difficult early years of the Jamestown […] Read More »

Dec 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014 at During the month of December

New work by ceramic artist, Russell Turnage . Exquisite and functional pieces for everyday use and special occasions. Read More »

Dec 1, 2014 at 10:00am - 10:30am

All are welcome to join us for a recital on the historic 18th-century organ in the Wren Chapel. Recitals last a half-hour and are free and open to the public. All recitals this December are Christmas or Advent themed. Organists: Dec. 1, 5, 6 – Rebecca Davy, Dec. 4 – Tom Marshall Read More »

Dec 1, 2014 to Dec 18, 2014 at Afternoon or Evening - Weekly Recurring

Come enjoy holiday music in New Town! We will have various groups performing throughout the month. Visit the website to see the full schedule! Read More »

Dec 2, 2014 to Dec 4, 2014 at 5-8pm - Weekly Recurring

Get a chance to win $50 to your favorite New Town establishment! All you have to do is locate the special poster somewhere in New Town – you tell us where it is, and you can enter into the drawing! The details of what to look for in New Town will be posted at the […] Read More »

Dec 4, 2014 to Dec 7, 2014 at 8:00a.m. to 5:30pm

Annie’s Needle Arts Festival is a four-day cross-stitch and needle art event sponsored by Just CrossStitch magazine. Attendees take classes and get personal instruction on stitching exclusive projects by top instructors, shop a richly-stocked on-site needlecraft boutique and start each day with a surprise attendee-only gift!     Read More »

Dec 4, 2014 at 2 PM to 4:30 PM

Etching glass is easier than you think and makes the perfect gift! In this one day workshop, you will design it, create it, and leave with a finished product that is food save, oven/microwave safe, refrigerator/freezer safe, and dishwasher safe! Read More »

Dec 4, 2014 to Dec 6, 2014 at 10:00am - 10:30am

All are welcome to join us for a recital on the historic 18th-century organ in the Wren Chapel. Recitals last a half-hour and are free and open to the public. All recitals this December are Christmas or Advent themed. Organists: Dec. 1, 5, 6 – Rebecca Davy, Dec. 4 – Tom Marshall Read More »

Dec 5, 2014 at 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Join us to explore the wonderful world of Living Wreaths – perfect for the Holidays! Choose from many live leaves, flowers, fruits, berries, and other natural elements – along with ribbons and trims to create your own 24″ wreath – the perfect size for your door or over the mantle Read More »

Dec 5, 2014 at Varies. 3:30 & 5 p.m. on most days with 12:30 p.m. show some days. See website.

Enjoy a hilarious 30-minute street theater production of the Christmas classic from the Virginia Theatre Machine. Back for a 7th year! Exclusively in Merchants Square. Weather-permitting. See website for weather-related rescheduling. Read More »

Dec 5, 2014 to Dec 6, 2014 at During business hours

Start off your holiday shopping in New Town! Participating businesses promise something a little extra for their customers. Visit and see what goodies, freebies, and discounts you can get you in the holiday spirit! Read More »

Dec 5, 2014 to Dec 13, 2014

With an annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Market on Main Street, Lighted Boat Parade, Cookies with Santa, Yorktown Market Days and Toyland Parade, and Breakfast with Santa. For more information, including event details, times and fees, visit the website event calendar at www.visityorktown.org or call the York County Parks, Recreation & Tourism Office at 757-890-3500.  Dates, […] Read More »

Dec 5, 2014 at 6:30-8:30

Holiday Snowman Wine Bottle Painting Project. You must register and pay online for this special class. We will be using our regular acrylic paints and also textured paints too. All supplies are included. You will be able to choose your color of wine bottle, blue or green. Lights are included too. Adults only!!!! Read More »

Dec 5, 2014 at 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring the family and ring in the Holidays in New Town. Enjoy the Alumni Fife and Drum Corps of Colonial Williamsburg from 530-6 followed by the DOG Street Rhythm Kings near the fountain on Main Street til 7:30. At 7:30. the lights will come on welcoming the Holiday Season. Treats and hot drinks will be […] Read More »

Dec 5, 2014 at 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

A tradition that began in 1945 continues with the Yorktown Christmas Tree Lighting. Evening highlights include a 7 pm performance by The Fifes and Drums of York Town at the Victory Monument, festive music at Riverwalk Landing, the procession of lights through the historic village, and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Free. Read More »

Dec 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

The excitement of Radio City Music Hall comes to Williamsburg in a festive experience for the entire family. This lively musical revue features precision kick line dancers and holiday favorites from yesterday and today. You’ll take home some special memories from this evening with the Hurrah Players, Virginia’s leading family theater company. Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 at 7 pm

Festively decorated sail and power boats compete for “Best in Show.” The Yorktown waterfront is bedazzled with holiday sights and sounds, including a spectacular floating parade of lights starting at 7pm, caroling around a roaring beach bonfire, musical performances and complimentary hot cider. Yorktown Waterfront. Free.   Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm- 4:30 pm

Join Executive Chef Rhys H. Lewis for a flavorful study of sherry, port, and madeira. You’ll sample some of the world’s greatest wines paired with some of the best products from local farmers and artisan food crafters Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Delight in an entertaining evening of Celtic music and fun. Popular local group Poisoned Dwarf performs solely on acoustic instruments for their own brand of Irish traditional music. The Band will be joined by special guests Fellswater, from Boston, MA. Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 at 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

The 55th Annual Christmas Homes Tour, presented by the Green Spring Garden Club, Inc., will take place on Saturday, December 6, and features houses decorated with holiday florals. All are located in and around The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s Revolutionary City. Tour tickets are available only through the Green Spring Garden Club. Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Begin your afternoon touring the 1726 manor house, beautifully decorated with fresh arrangements and wreaths cut from Berkeley’s boxwood, cedar and holly trees. Following the tour gather for a wreath-making workshop creating your own Berkeley wreath. Refreshments served. 1:00 PM. Reservations required Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Whether you are searching for a holiday gift for family, friends, or as a treat to yourself, you’re sure to find it at the Christmas Market on Main. The market features arts and crafts vendors, strolling musical entertainment, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 at 9:00am – 12:00pm or 12:30 – 3:30pm

Come join Artist Valerie Johnson of Flying Cow Creations to create a needle felted 3D Santa Head just in time for the Holidays. Learn the basics of needle felting while creating this character head. Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 to Dec 7, 2014 at 10-11 a.m. (12/6/14 & 12/13/14), 1-2 p.m. (12/7/14 & 12/14/14)

Everybody likes homemade gifts for Christmas! This class for youth in Grades 1-5 will show them how to how to use clay to make their own ornaments. Students will be given 3lbs of clay to make as many ornaments as time and their materials allow. Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 to Dec 7, 2014 at Generally 2:30-6 p.m. Saturdays & 3:30-5:30p.m. Sundays.

Greet Father Christmas in the Square on weekends throughout the season. Find him at the Christmas tree outside from the Precious Gem from 4-5 p.m. each day. See website for specific strolling hours on each day.     Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 at Visit website for start time

Begin your afternoon touring the 1726 manor house, beautifully decorated with fresh arrangements and wreaths cut from Berkeley’s boxwood, cedar and holly trees. Following the tour gather for a wreath-making workshop creating your own Berkeley wreath. 1:00 Refreshments served. The cost is $35.00 per person and reservations are required. To make reservations call 1-888-466-6018. Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 to Dec 7, 2014 at 11am-6pm

Create a blown-glass holiday heirloom with the help of the Chrysler Museum Mobile Glassblowing Studio Team. Choose the colors you want and inflate a glass bubble into your own personalized ornament. This is a wonderful gift that forever holds your breath! Price: $25 presale/per person, $30 per person for Walk-Ins Slots are limited. 3 people […] Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 to Jan 1, 2015 at 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The elegant 1726 mansion will be beautifully decorated with fresh greenery from Berkeley’s gardens. Costumed guides will add a special touch to your holiday season with stories of Christmas at Berkeley through four centuries of history. Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 at 3:15 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Break away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and let your imagination travel back to a by-gone era. Partake in a progressive candlelight tour of Edgewood, Shirley and Berkeley Plantations. Enjoy the famous hospitality at these three historic homes with Christmas celebrations through four centuries of history. The tour begins at 3:15 p.m. […] Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 to Dec 7, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

 The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Holiday Pops, all your favorite music of this festive season. The Symphonia is conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, in her 11th season on the podium. At the Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square. Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 at 9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Join the Colonial Williamsburg Chefs for a delicious buffet breakfast and a spirited four-course cooking demonstration. Our Culinary Team will show you, step by step, how to prepare a delicious four-course meal that you can call your own. Recipes, techniques, and samples will be offered along with plenty of “Chef” fun and entertainment. You will […] Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 at 8:30

This years Christmas Parade theme: A Storybook Christmas.  Our community parade promises to be a great family event featuring floats, bands a ménage of animals and the jolly ole Elf himself, Santa Claus! Join locals and visitor alike to cheer on our local bands, clubs and businesses as they compete for ribbons for best float, or band. It’s  a […] Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 to Jan 1, 2015 at Christmas tours are conducted daily from 9:30 until 4:30

The elegant 1726 mansion will be beautifully decorated with fresh greenery from Berkeley’s gardens. Costumed guides will add a special touch to your holiday season with stories of Christmas at Berkeley through four centuries of history. Christmas tours are conducted daily from 9:30 until 4:30. The cost is $11 per person. Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 at 1:00 until 3:00 p.m.

Sing carols and holiday songs with members of the Williamsburg Choral Guild, accompanied by a brass quartet and under the direction of Artistic Director/Conductor Jay BeVille. Bring family and friends to Merchants Square, Williamsburg’s bustling center of festive events, where they will join Guild singers in a delightful musical welcome of the season. For more […] Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 at 12:00 to 3:00

Our annual Oyster Roast is a tradition on Yorktown Waterfront. Reminiscent of Cheasapeake Bay’s Golden Days, when our shores contained billions of oysters, our old-time roast is attended by hundreds thoughout the Tidewater region. We offer all-you-can-eat fresh oysters from local sources. Alternate menu selections available for non-seafood eaters. Read More »

Dec 7, 2014 to Dec 9, 2014

Hosted by Virginia Legacy Soccer Club. December 7-9, 2014 atWarhill Sports Complex Teams are invited to register for the 2014 CCL College Showcase.  The Club Champions League Showcase features the top boys teams from the mid-Atlantic region and 15 of the top clubs in Virginia and Maryland. On show will be players that have not only […] Read More »

Dec 7, 2014 at 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm

Gather around our table for a sumptuous supper before our Grand Illumination Celebration lights up the night. The Chefs of Colonial Williamsburg have planned a hearty holiday meal as memorable as the evening’s main event. As you dine, enjoy live musical performances sure to get you into the holiday spirit. It’s a grand way to […] Read More »

Dec 7, 2014 at 10am-7pm

Join Yankee Candle Village as we light up the holidays! Sing along with Christmas carolers as Santa lights the Village Christmas Tree at 5pm – 6pm. • 25% off Select Oraments • FREE Ornament Personalization • FREE Holiday Food Sampling • FREE Cupcakes and Marva Maid Milk Read More »

Dec 7, 2014

Light Up Your Evening In the 18th century, a special occasion was celebrated with fireworks, bonfires, and the lighting of candles in the windows or cupolas of public buildings and private homes. Today, this tradition lives on. Celebrate as live musical performances and a dazzling display of fireworks cap off a weekend of holiday events. Read More »

Dec 7, 2014 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Christmas is alive at York Hall where children and parents can visit with Santa Claus, enjoy some tasty treats, and shop for holiday gifts in the Gallery at York Hall. Cameras are encouraged. Read More »

Dec 7, 2014 at Varies. 3:30 & 5 p.m. on most days with 12:30 p.m. show some days. See website.

Enjoy a hilarious 30-minute street theater production of the Christmas classic from the Virginia Theatre Machine. Back for a 7th year! Exclusively in Merchants Square. Weather-permitting. See website for weather-related rescheduling. Read More »

Dec 8, 2014 to Dec 9, 2014 at 10:00am - 10:30am - Weekly Recurring

All are welcome to join us for a recital on the historic 18th-century organ in the Wren Chapel. Recitals last a half-hour and are free and open to the public. All recitals this December are Christmas or Advent themed. Organists: Dec. 8, 12, 13 – Rebecca Davy, Dec. 9 – Sarah Bland, Dec. 11 – […] Read More »

Dec 8, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014

Holiday Entertainment each weekend in December, and daily beginning December 8. Merchants Square will again host festive holiday entertainment, including strolling musicians, Santa Claus and Father Christmas, and the family favorite “A Christmas Carol” in 30 minutes performed by the VA Theatre Machine.  Santa at the W&M Bookstore, Strolling Father Christmas, Strolling Carolers & Balladeers , Virginia […] Read More »

Dec 9, 2014 to Dec 11, 2014 at 5-8pm - Weekly Recurring

Get a chance to win $50 to your favorite New Town establishment! All you have to do is locate the special poster somewhere in New Town – you tell us where it is, and you can enter into the drawing! The details of what to look for in New Town will be posted at the […] Read More »

Dec 10, 2014 at 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Join us for our Tinseltown Tapas Luncheon! It’s the perfect community holiday party for local businesses and organizations with a small office or small budget. Come out and enjoy delicious “small plates,” a DJ, dance floor, cash bar, and door prizes. For more information or to register, contact Bailee Keaton Read More »

Dec 11, 2014 at 2 PM to 4:30 PM

Etching glass is easier than you think and makes the perfect gift! In this one day workshop, you will design it, create it, and leave with a finished product that is food save, oven/microwave safe, refrigerator/freezer safe, and dishwasher safe! Read More »

Dec 11, 2014 to Dec 13, 2014 at 10:00am - 10:30am - Weekly Recurring

All are welcome to join us for a recital on the historic 18th-century organ in the Wren Chapel. Recitals last a half-hour and are free and open to the public. All recitals this December are Christmas or Advent themed. Organists: Dec. 8, 12, 13 – Rebecca Davy, Dec. 9 – Sarah Bland, Dec. 11 – […] Read More »

Dec 12, 2014 at 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Join us to explore the wonderful world of Living Wreaths – perfect for the Holidays! Choose from many live leaves, flowers, fruits, berries, and other natural elements – along with ribbons and trims to create your own 24″ wreath – the perfect size for your door or over the mantle Read More »

Dec 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm

Celebrate the 99th anniversary of the birth of “Ol’ Blue Eyes” with dinner and entertainment in true Sinatra style. Williamsburg Inn Executive Chef Travis Brust has created a four-course menu that would make Frank smile–complete with wine and dishes from his favorite places. Tribute entertainer Sean Reilly, vocalist in the Sinatra style, will perform “The […] Read More »

Dec 13, 2014 at 4:00 a 6:30 pm

Join our church community for a unique, multisensory Christmas family event called “The Miracle of Jesus!” Your families will step back in time to Bible-times Bethlehem, exploring Jesus’ miraculous love in an interactive marketplace setting. Kids and adults will be placed in a fully immersive experience where you interact with shopkeepers and discover surprising details […] Read More »

Dec 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm- 4:30 pm

Enjoy a fun holiday tasting of French wines paired with artisan cheeses. Executive Chef Rhys H. Lewis will guide you through this interactive and informative session of Wine, Wit & Wisdom. Read More »

Dec 13, 2014 at 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Enjoy shopping, dining and visiting the downtown area all day on Saturday, December 13 without time restrictions! For one special day, the Prince George Parking Garage and the S. Henry parking lot will be open and free for Merchants Square visitors. Enjoy Merchants Square’s decorations, shopping, dining, events – and park as long as you […] Read More »

Dec 13, 2014 at 2:00-4:00

Description: Art Buzz Kids Class. You must register and pay online for this event. Class starts at 2:00. Ages 5 and up. What a wonderful treasure to keep for yourself or give as a gift to a grandparent Read More »

Dec 13, 2014 at 8:30 AM -12:30 PM

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat’s milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the […] Read More »

Dec 13, 2014 at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

  Sir George Yeardley, Virginia’s governor in 1620, invites you to a special evening at Historic Jamestowne. From the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center, travel by bus along the Colonial Parkway and learn of early English Christmas traditions and what the earliest Jamestown settlers expected during their Christmastide. At Historic Jamestowne, the Captain of the […] Read More »

Dec 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Come to Historic Berkeley Plantation and learn how the Harrison family celebrated Christmas during the 18th century with colonial music, Christmas stories and decorations of fresh greenery and natural arrangements.  Refreshments served. Reservations required. Read More »

Dec 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Decorate a stroller, wagon, yourself, or even a pet and join in the 1:30 pm parade. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to greet the guests. The Fifes and Drums of York Town will lead the parade, and as an added treat, the Polar Express will be chugging along through Riverwalk Landing. All […] Read More »

Dec 13, 2014 at 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

The market will operate with extended hours and offer items unique to the holiday season, in addition to the usual array of fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, quality art, and more. Free. Read More »

Dec 13, 2014 at Varies. 3:30 & 5 p.m. on most days with 12:30 p.m. show some days. See website.

Enjoy a hilarious 30-minute street theater production of the Christmas classic from the Virginia Theatre Machine. Back for a 7th year! Exclusively in Merchants Square. Weather-permitting. See website for weather-related rescheduling. Read More »

Dec 13, 2014 at 7:30am-10:30am

Ticket Price Includes: Breakfast Buffet, Complementary Family Picture with Santa, Kids Crafts, and Entertainment. Proceeds benefit local non-profits. To purchase tickets and reserve seats visit http://www.williamsburgjuniors.org/ Read More »

Dec 13, 2014 at 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Join Santa and Mrs. Claus, our special guests from the North Pole, for this once-a-year, family-oriented breakfast. Experience the enchantment on the children’s faces as they relay their Christmas wishes to Santa. Special treats for the kids. Seating is limited. Tickets Required. $. Read More »

Dec 13, 2014 at sunset, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 10 & 11:30 p.m.

Free sky observing begins at sunset at the Virginia Living Museum. Enjoy the planetarium shows “Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star” at 6:30 p.m. and “Virginia Skies” at 7:30. Then the VLM planetarium presents the laser-light-and-music shows “Laser Holidays” (family) at 8:30, “Laser Metallica” at 10, and “The Vision Bell” at 11:30. Read More »

Dec 13, 2014 to Dec 14, 2014 at Dec. 13 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 14 at 2:30 p.m.

The entire family will want to experience those magical moments of Christmas Eve, just before bedtime when children everywhere are wondering, wishing, and wanting just a glimpse of the magic of Christmas. This performance by The Institute for Dance is a unique Williamsburg tradition that continually evolves and showcases the community’s best. Read More »

Dec 13, 2014 to Dec 14, 2014 at Generally 2:30-6 p.m. Saturdays & 3:30-5:30p.m. Sundays.

Greet Father Christmas in the Square on weekends throughout the season. Find him at the Christmas tree outside from the Precious Gem from 4-5 p.m. each day. See website for specific strolling hours on each day. Read More »

Dec 13, 2014 to Dec 14, 2014 at 10-11 a.m. (12/6/14 & 12/13/14), 1-2 p.m. (12/7/14 & 12/14/14)

Everybody likes homemade gifts for Christmas! This class for youth in Grades 1-5 will show them how to how to use clay to make their own ornaments. Students will be given 3lbs of clay to make as many ornaments as time and their materials allow Read More »

Dec 13, 2014 at visit website for starting times

Come to Historic Berkeley Plantation and learn how the Harrison family celebrated Christmas during the 18th century with colonial music, Christmas stories and decorations of fresh greenery and natural arrangements. Refreshments served in the manor house following the tour. The cost is $15.75 per adult and $12.00 per child (ages 6-12) The tour begins at […] Read More »

Dec 14, 2014 at 12 until 4

Linda Miller is a local artist who paints exquisite, contemporary botanical watercolors. She is a specialist and a naturalist. Several of her new paintings are being shown at A Touch of Earth and she will be in on Sunday, Dec. 14th to meet customers and show her work. Read More »

Dec 14, 2014 at Varies. 3:30 & 5 p.m. on most days with 12:30 p.m. show some days. See website.

Enjoy a hilarious 30-minute street theater production of the Christmas classic from the Virginia Theatre Machine. Back for a 7th year! Exclusively in Merchants Square. Weather-permitting. See website for weather-related rescheduling. Read More »

Dec 14, 2014 at 11:00am - 5:00pm

Featuring  over 60 varied artisans & 2 stages of live music. Festival presented each month by the Blue Talon Bistro. Be sure to check out all of the artists coming to Prince George Street  for 2nd Sundays.  Click here! /upcoming-festival.html Read More »

Dec 15, 2014 to Dec 19, 2014 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Treat your staff or family to a holiday buffet at Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg. Come and enjoy the feel of a big holiday party for a small holiday price. Reserve for an office of 1-2 people or reserve a table for a party of 10. All guests will receive an exclusive “Splash Pass” for two […] Read More »

Dec 15, 2014 to Dec 16, 2014 at 10:00am - 10:30am - Weekly Recurring

All are welcome to join us for a recital on the historic 18th-century organ in the Wren Chapel. Recitals last a half-hour and are free and open to the public. All recitals this December are Christmas or Advent themed. Organists: Dec. 15, 18, 20 – Rebecca Davy, Dec. 16 – Thomas Marshall, Dec. 19 – […] Read More »

Dec 16, 2014 at 6-8 p.m. (16DEC14)

Make your own, unique mixed media painting! In a two-hour class, you will learn the basics of mixed media painting and create your own piece of art! Visit our website for details and to register. Read More »

Dec 16, 2014 to Dec 18, 2014 at 5-8pm - Weekly Recurring

Get a chance to win $50 to your favorite New Town establishment! All you have to do is locate the special poster somewhere in New Town – you tell us where it is, and you can enter into the drawing! The details of what to look for in New Town will be posted at the […] Read More »

Dec 16, 2014 to Dec 17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Swing to an evening of holiday classics from the 1930s and 1940s featuring The Williamsburg Classic Swing Orchestra. We’ll feature arrangements of the Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, and Duke Ellington orchestras as well as other seasonal favorites of the Big Band era. Read More »

Dec 17, 2014 to Dec 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Enjoy a holiday dinner celebrating traditions originating in Victorian Britain. Dine on an elegant meal, prepared by Williamsburg Inn Executive Chef Travis Brust, and savor the included wine. Throughout the evening, Meakin, an English butler, will share period traditions, party games, and decorations Read More »

Dec 17, 2014 to Dec 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm- 4:30 pm

There’s nothing like a Victorian Christmas with its party games, delightful decorations, and fragrant food and drink. Travel back in time and learn how these wonderful traditions developed. Meakin, an English butler, will share these traditions with you during this special English tea. Read More »

Dec 18, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014 at 10:00am - 10:30am - Weekly Recurring

All are welcome to join us for a recital on the historic 18th-century organ in the Wren Chapel. Recitals last a half-hour and are free and open to the public. All recitals this December are Christmas or Advent themed. Organists: Dec. 15, 18, 20 – Rebecca Davy, Dec. 16 – Thomas Marshall, Dec. 19 – […] Read More »

Dec 18, 2014 at 6-8 p.m.

Taught by our artist-in-residence, this two-hour class is an introduction to the basics of making ceramics by both the slab building and coil building methods. Read More »

Dec 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m

Steinway Artist Don Irwin brings his annual Christmas show to the Kimball Theatre. The perfect blending of piano virtuosity and technique, coupled with heart and emotion, bringing your favorite holiday music to life. Celebrate this festive time of year with the beautiful music of the season performed by one of the world’s most gifted pianists. Read More »

Dec 19, 2014 at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

  Sir George Yeardley, Virginia’s governor in 1620, invites you to a special evening at Historic Jamestowne. From the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center, travel by bus along the Colonial Parkway and learn of early English Christmas traditions and what the earliest Jamestown settlers expected during their Christmastide. At Historic Jamestowne, the Captain of the […] Read More »

Dec 20, 2014 at 10 am- 12 pm

Eggnog just isn’t for drinking! Williamsburg Inn Executive Travis Brust will demonstrate how to make a number of unexpected desserts that feature his delicious eggnog recipe. Discover the decadent taste of Bourbon ice-cream with bruleed eggnog meringue and some of Chef’s other creations. Along the way, you’ll learn something of the history of this holiday […] Read More »

Dec 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm- 4:30 pm

Join Executive Chef Rhys H. Lewis for an interactive, educational, and fun wine tasting. Explore the grapes and the wines of Italy’s most celebrated wine regions paired with some of the best products from local farmers and artisan food crafters Read More »

Dec 20, 2014 to Dec 21, 2014 at Generally 2:30-6 p.m. Saturdays & 3:30-5:30p.m. Sundays.

Greet Father Christmas in the Square on weekends throughout the season. Find him at the Christmas tree outside from the Precious Gem from 4-5 p.m. each day. See website for specific strolling hours on each day. Read More »

Dec 20, 2014 at Varies. 3:30 & 5 p.m. on most days with 12:30 p.m. show some days. See website.

Enjoy a hilarious 30-minute street theater production of the Christmas classic from the Virginia Theatre Machine. Back for a 7th year! Exclusively in Merchants Square. Weather-permitting. See website for weather-related rescheduling Read More »

Dec 20, 2014 at "Star of Wonder" 6:30 p.m., "Laser Holidays" 7:30

The Virginia Living Museum Planetarium presents “Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star,” an immersive look at the journey of the Magi, as we examine the latest clues and seek once more to understand the Star of Bethlehem. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Then, get into the holiday spirit with the music of […] Read More »

Dec 20, 2014 at 3:15 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Break away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and let your imagination travel back to a by-gone era. Partake in a progressive candlelight tour of Edgewood, Shirley and Berkeley Plantations. Enjoy the famous hospitality at these three historic homes with Christmas celebrations through four centuries of history. The tour begins at 3:15 p.m. […] Read More »

Dec 21, 2014 at Varies. 3:30 & 5 p.m. on most days with 12:30 p.m. show some days. See website.

Enjoy a hilarious 30-minute street theater production of the Christmas classic from the Virginia Theatre Machine. Back for a 7th year! Exclusively in Merchants Square. Weather-permitting. See website for weather-related rescheduling. Read More »

Dec 21, 2014 at 10a.m.-2p.m. Fri 11/28 and Saturdays; Noon - 3 p.m. Sundays

Visit Santa in his sleigh at the W&M Bookstore and Café. Fans from age 2 to 102 will love this special, magical experience in the relaxed atmosphere of the bookstore café. A professional photographer will be on site for custom holiday photos. Read More »

Dec 22, 2014 to Dec 24, 2014 at 10:00am - 10:30am - Weekly Recurring

All are welcome to join us for a recital on the historic 18th-century organ in the Wren Chapel. Recitals last a half-hour and are free and open to the public. All recitals this December are Christmas or Advent themed. Organists: Dec. 22, 24, 27 – Rebecca Davy, Dec. 23 – Thomas Marshall, Dec. 26 – […] Read More »

Dec 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Celebrate Christmas Eve with a feast of locally inspired cuisine. Our garden-to-guest menu will feature signature soups, late harvest salads, and regional entree selections from our open kitchen. And, be sure to save room for the bounty of our holiday dessert buffet. Reservations required Read More »

Dec 25, 2014 at Two seatings 1:30 and 2:00 PM.

Four-Course Dinner. $100 inclusive of tax & gratuity plus $25 for wine-pairing. Two seatings 1:30 and 2:00 pm. Special wine list available for bottle purchases. Menu Coming Soon! Reservations required. Please call 757-941-0317. Read More »

Dec 25, 2014 at 10:00 am- 2:00 pm

Gather the family to enjoy a sumptuous buffet featuring seafood treasures of the Atlantic, shrimp cocktail, and house-smoked salmon. Feast on holiday roast and freshly prepared omelets and pasta dishes as well as artisan cheese, antipasto selections, and marinated salads. Save room for the spectacular desserts and the chocolate fountain! Reservations required. $52 adults, $26 […] Read More »

Dec 26, 2014 to Dec 27, 2014 at 10:00am - 10:30am - Weekly Recurring

All are welcome to join us for a recital on the historic 18th-century organ in the Wren Chapel. Recitals last a half-hour and are free and open to the public. All recitals this December are Christmas or Advent themed. Organists: Dec. 22, 24, 27 – Rebecca Davy, Dec. 23 – Thomas Marshall, Dec. 26 – […] Read More »

Dec 26, 2014 to Dec 28, 2014 at 8:00 p.m

Enjoy an evening of humor and nostalgia as Dreamers Productions presents Same Time, Next Year. This romantic comedy by Bernard Slade follows the touching 25-year love affair of a couple who rendezvous once a year. In six scenes, the play captures the moods of America from the 1950s to the 1970s. Adult language PG-13 Read More »

Dec 27, 2014 at 10 am- 12 pm

Ring in the new year with a demonstration and tasting of some classic holiday treats. Executive Pastry Chef Rodney Diehl has searched Colonial Williamsburg’s recipe archives and found some favorite chocolate desserts you’ll want to try. Read More »

Dec 27, 2014 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Celebrate the traditional flavors of the holiday season with Beer Barons Anthony Frank and Ken Clasen. Discover some tasteful pairings of exceptional beers from Virginia’s breweries with products from local farmers and artisan food crafters. Must be 21 or older to purchase tickets and attend this event. Valid ID is required. (No infants or strollers […] Read More »

Dec 27, 2014 at 3:15 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Break away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and let your imagination travel back to a by-gone era. Partake in a progressive candlelight tour of Edgewood, Shirley and Berkeley Plantations. Enjoy the famous hospitality at these three historic homes with Christmas celebrations through four centuries of history. The tour begins at 3:15 p.m. […] Read More »

Dec 29, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014 at 10:00am - 10:30am

All are welcome to join us for a recital on the historic 18th-century organ in the Wren Chapel. Recitals last a half-hour and are free and open to the public. All recitals this December are Christmas or Advent themed. Organists: Dec. 29 – Thomas Marshall, Dec. 30 – Sarah Bland, Dec. 31 – Rebecca Davy Read More »

Dec 31, 2014 at 6:00 pm- 9:30 pm

Traditions rings in the new year with 2014 favorites. Menu includes a four-course prix fixe dinner and a champagne toast. Reservations recommended. $49 plus tax and gratuity Read More »

Dec 31, 2014

Toast the New Year at Wessex Hundred. More details to come… Read More »

Dec 31, 2014 at 2:00 pm- 4:30 pm

Celebrate the end of the year with a sparkling study of wine during this holiday edition of Wine, Wit & Wisdom. You’ll sample some of the world’s greatest wines paired with some of the best products from local farmers and artisan food crafters. Read More »

Jan 1, 2015 at 11:00 am- 2:00 pm

Celebrate the New Year with the Regency Room’s New Year’s Day Brunch Buffet Feast. Enjoy a wide selection of enticing table displays, chef action stations, and our Pastry Chef’s New Year’s Day dessert table. Live entertainment coupled with an incredible atmosphere and gorgeous views make this a memorable event. $75 adults, $37.50 children ages 6-12; […] Read More »

Jan 6, 2015 at 10a.m.-12 p.m.

Make your own, unique mixed media painting! In a two-hour class, you will learn the basics of mixed media painting and create your own piece of art! Visit our website for details and to register. Read More »

Jan 15, 2015 to Jan 31, 2015 at Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7:30 PM & Sat, Sun at 2:00 PM (subject to channge)

A taxi driver gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his irregular working schedule. Complication is piled upon complication as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding! This superb example of the British farce had audiences rolling in the aisles in London and New York! Written […] Read More »

Jan 15, 2015 at 6-8 p.m.

Taught by our artist-in-residence, this two-hour class is an introduction to the basics of making ceramics by both the slab building and coil building methods. Read More »

Jan 17, 2015 at 9:00am – 12:00pm

 Come join Artist Barb Risucci in this interesting workshop that covers the basics of wet felting and sculpting wet felt into a beautiful three-dimensional flower. Read More »

Jan 17, 2015 at 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Come join Artist Barb Risucci to create your own one-of-a-kind wet felted purse where we explore adding texture with other fibers and fabrics such as silk, yarn, and/or cheesecloth. No experience required. Come and get your creativity fix! Read More »

Jan 18, 2015 at 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Come join Artist Barb Risucci to create your own one-of-a-kind wet felted purse where we explore adding texture with other fibers and fabrics such as silk, yarn, and/or cheesecloth. No experience required. Come and get your creativity fix! Read More »

Jan 24, 2015 at 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Come join Artist Valerie Johnson of Flying Cow Creations to make your own Accordion Animal Book with 2 action slide pictures you choose.  While choosing from a wide variety of papers stamps and materials create your unique animal tale. Read More »

Jan 24, 2015 at 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Come join Artist Valerie Johnson of Flying Cow Creations to make your own pop-up love story for your sweetheart or daughter, son, husband, sister, etc. Learn some basic pop up mechanics and construction while choosing  from a wide variety of papers, stamps and materials to create your one-of-a-kind book. Read More »

Jan 31, 2015 at 11:00 am

A fast-paced adventure through the remarkable people and events that have shaped this part of American History. The show opens the door to 400 years of Black History in America. Nearly 20 historical figures and events unfold in this production, while audience volunteers join our actors on-stage to do everything from help Mae Jemison travel […] Read More »

Jan 31, 2015 at 9:00am – 1:00pm

Come join Artist Valerie Johnson of Flying Cow Creations to create a custom fitted pair of slippers. Custom pattern will be drawn and then wool will be laid out wet felted. The slippers will be finished up with a felted flower embellishment that will be sewn on. You will get an upper body workout during […] Read More »

Jan 31, 2015 at 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Come join Artist Valerie Johnson with Flying Cow Creations in this workshop that covers the basics of wet felting and sculpting wet felt into a beautiful three-dimensional rose, with the addition of a sewn on pin backing, the perfect accessory.   Read More »

Feb 4, 2015 to Feb 25, 2015 at 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Come join Artist Stephany Elsworth Pierce to learn fun pen and ink drawing techniques in this series of classes. Please bring disposable drawing pens with nib size of .02 or .03 (Sakura Micron), Mechanical pencil, white rubber eraser, sketch paper, heavy duty smooth paper (vellum, Bristol). Lession 1 – Shading Techniques – Learn hatching, cross […] Read More »

Feb 7, 2015 at 10:00am – 1:00pm

Come join Artist Barb Risucci and create a metal clasp purse. Small projects are all about using new tools and learning new skills.  In this class explore free form machine quilting.  Lots of options available including embellishing with beads, hand embroidery, or simply trying out new threads like metallics.  Bring your sewing machine and basic […] Read More »

Feb 14, 2015 to Feb 15, 2015 at Sat - 8am - 7pm / Sun - 8am - 5pm

 Soccer tournament for Boys and Girls ages 10-18. Over 150 teams will be in attendance from VA, NC, PA, MD, NJ, NY, DE and more Read More »

Feb 15, 2015 at 1:00pm – 4:00pm

 Come join Artist Barb Risucci and create your own one-of-a-kind fabric using dyed raw silk fibers (piece will complete drying after class).  Then experiment with free form machine embroidery/quilting on cotton fabric and learn tips and tricks to open up new doors to working with fabric, machine and thread.  Bring your sewing machine and several […] Read More »

Feb 20, 2015 to Feb 22, 2015 at Fri 5-9pm / Sat 9-8pm / Sun 9-6pm

Soccer Tournament for Boys and Girls ages 13-17 from State Associations. VA, PA, NJ, NY, NC, MD and others are represented for this 3 day event with some of the best players from the Northeast region Read More »

Feb 21, 2015 at 10:00am – 12:00pm

Come join Artist Valerie Johnson of Flying Cow Creations to craft your own whimsical world situated in a tea cup for your enjoyment anytime. Learn the basics of needle felting while sculpting in a teacup. Read More »

Feb 25, 2015 to Feb 26, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

The Williamsburg Symphonia Masterworks Concert #3 –   Centuries of Musical Innovations, with guest soloist Paul Neubauer, viola. Featured music includes compositions by Haydn and Brahms. The Symphonia is conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, in her 11th season on the podium.   Read More »

Mar 7, 2015 at 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Come join Artist Barb Risucci to create your own one-of-a-kind wet felted purse where we explore adding texture with other fibers and fabrics such as silk, yarn, and/or cheesecloth. No experience required. Come and get your creativity fix! Read More »

Mar 7, 2015 at 9:00am – 12:00pm

Come join Artist Barb Risucci in this interesting workshop that covers the basics of wet felting and sculpting wet felt into a beautiful three-dimensional flower. Read More »

Mar 12, 2015 to Mar 28, 2015 at Thursday, Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 pm | Saturday & Sunday @ 2:00 pm (subject to change)

Inspired by Hitchcock’s classic tale, this romantic thriller is a fast-paced ride through the signature world of the Master of Suspense. Richard Hannay is visiting 1930′s London when he meets Annabella Smith, who is on the run from foreign agents after a disturbance at a music hall. Later that night, Annabella is murdered and Hannay […] Read More »

Mar 15, 2015 at 7:00 am

Take a tour of Newport News….marathon style! The inaugural Newport News One City Marathon takes to the streets on March 15, 2015. Runners will begin their journey in the stunning setting of Newport News Park where they will enjoy the allure of spring in a landscape as historical as it is beautiful. Event Details: The […] Read More »

Mar 21, 2015 at 11:00 am

This show contains the most hilarious renditions of some of the best from the Grimm Brothers iconic works. In this adventure, the engaging performers bring to life Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumplestiltskin and The Elves and the Shoemaker. This fairy-tale inspired production is loaded with audience participation and an endless stream of laughs – […] Read More »

Mar 30, 2015 to Mar 31, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Masterworks Concert #4, Transitions to Jazz, featuring works by Bernstein, Schubert and Kurt Weill. The Symphonia is conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, in her 11th season on the podium. Read More »

Apr 18, 2015 at Noon - 6:00PM

Absolut Solutions, LLC proudly announces the first Williamsburg Music & Wine Festival on Saturday April 18, 2015 from Noon – 6:00PM. It will be held on the grounds of the Williamsburg Moose Lodge in Williamsburg, VA We are pleased to be hosting food vendors, artists, crafters and musicians alongside nearly a dozen regional wineries showcasing […] Read More »

Apr 26, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Side-by-Side, a joint concert with members of the Williamsburg Youth Orchestras, under the direction of Music Director Janna Hymes. This is a unique mentoring experience that provides an opportunity for young musicians to work and perform with the Symphonia’s professional musicians. Read More »

May 4, 2015 to May 5, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

 The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Masterworks Concert #5, The Exquisite Artistry of Zuill Bailey, cellist, who will perform Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor. Also on the program are works by Stravinsky and Mozart. The Symphonia is conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, completing her 11th season. Read More »

May 9, 2015 at 6:30 am to 4:30 pm

Help the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation make the Virginia Capital Trail a world-class adventure by joining us for the tenth anniversary of the Capital to Capital Bike Event. Distances include Quarter-, Half-, and Full-Century rides, plus a 15-Mile Fun Ride. Visit our website for full details and to register today! Read More »

May 28, 2015 to Jun 13, 2015 at Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7:30 PM & Sat, Sun at 2:00 PM (subject to change)

Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy — considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy — soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight “mission doll,” out […] Read More »

May 30, 2015 at 11:00 am

Experience the thrill of man’s first powered flight as Rainbow Puppet Productions presents The Wright Brothers. We will follow the brothers from early childhood until the moment they make their first powered flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. It’s such a wonderful story with a very important lesson. Orville and Wilbur were successful because they […] Read More »

May 30, 2015 to May 31, 2015

Half-Marathon, 8K and Fun Run. Make the Run for the Dream weekend a true family experience. Williamsburg and the rest of the Historic Triangle offer numerous opportunities for exploration and fun! Read More »

Jun 6, 2015 at 7:30AM - 4:00PM

The Jamestown Gran Fondo has Century, Metric Century and 30 mile options. Each distance is fully supported with mechanics and well stocked aid stations. The Century starts at 7:30AM, the Metric Century at 8:30AM, and the 30 miler at 9AM. Each of these rides is mostly flat but has some long, gradual climbs (max 125 […] Read More »

Jun 7, 2015 at 7AM-11AM

Swim, Bike & Run through Williamsburg and James City County then explore all that the area has to offer. 1500 meter swim, 24 mile bike, 6.2 mile run Read More »

Jun 13, 2015 at 7:00am-4:00pm

This will be an Olympic and Half distance triathlon. The swim takes place in the Jamestown River, the bike is though out Williamsburg and the run is on the trails near the Warhill Sports Complex. Read More »

Jun 19, 2015 at 7:00 - 10:00pm

Stars aren’t the only things that shine at night—REV3 Glow runners do too! Come on out for an evening of family fun, where you can take part in a 5K or 1-mile fun run dressed to the hilt with glow sticks and all things bright and shiny. Flash and sparkle your way around the course […] Read More »

Jun 19, 2015 at 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Stars aren’t the only things that shine at night—REV3 Glow runners do too! Come on out for an evening of family fun, where you can take part in a 5K or 1-mile fun run dressed to the hilt with glow sticks and all things bright and shiny. Flash and sparkle your way around the course […] Read More »

Sep 12, 2015 to Sep 13, 2015 at 7AM-3PM

In it’s 9th year, The Patriots Triathlon is a extremely popular fast and flat course. Chose from Half Iron, International and Sprint Distance races then spend the rest of your weekend exploring all that the Historic Triangle has to offer! Read More »

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