Christmas Dining in Williamsburg

Christmas is a magical time in Williamsburg — and one of the best parts of the holidays is the holiday food. From Thanksgiving dinner to Cookies with Santa, there’s a special dining event just for you!​

Christmas/Christmas Eve Dining

Christmas Dinner at Campbell's Tavern
December 25, 1 - 7:30 pm

Ring in Christmas in 18th-century style while savoring traditional three course holiday fare and 18-century music. Reservations required. $70.95 adults & $24.95 children 6-12; includes tax and gratuity

Christmas Eve/Day at The Whaling Company
December 24, 4 - 9 pm
December 25, 4 - 8 pm

Christmas Eve at The Trellis
December 24, 4 - 8 pm

Menu items include Acorn Squash Soup, Seared Pork Medallions, Pumpkin Praline Tart, and more!

New Year’s Dining

New Years Eve/Day at The Whaling Company
December 31, 4 - 10 pm 
January 1, 4 - 8 pm

Aberdeen Barn
December 31 & January 1

Open for regular business hours. 

New Years Eve at The Trellis
December 31, 5 - 10 pm

We are VERY HAPPY to announce that The Hark will be back with us once again for a fantastic New Year’s Eve celebration! The Hark will start the first of three sets of live music at 8:30 PM with an acoustic set. At 10 PM the full band will play straight through until 2016.Call The Trellis for reservations.

Special Events

Busch Gardens – General Dining
November 21 – December 31 (Select Dates)

Busch Gardens offer a variety of holiday dining options, including a traditional turkey dinner, hot chocolate, festive confectioneries and so much more!  See website.

Mrs. Campbell's Holiday Tea
November 27 & 28, December 5, 6, 12 & 19, 2 - 3 pm

Join Mrs. Campbell and her contemporaries for entertaining discussions of 18th-century holiday traditions accompanied by afternoon tea. Enjoy savory bites, breads, and sweets, while melodies on the harp set the holiday mood.

Williamsburg Lodge Gingerbread Village
November 28, 10:30 am - 12 pm

Have you ever looked at a gingerbread house and wondered, "How do they do that?" Gather 'round as the Williamsburg Lodge chefs and their pastry elves construct the Williamsburg Lodge's gingerbread village. Watching can be thirsty work; warm apple cider, hot chocolate, and cookies will be available for purchase. Open to the public; no event ticket required.

Williamsburg Inn Holiday Tea
December 1 - 5, & 7,  3 - 4:30 pm

Celebrate the season with a festive holiday tea in the elegance of the Williamsburg Inn. Sample the Inn's special holiday blend and enjoy cookies and pastries. Reservations are required. 

Holiday Breakfast - King's Arms Tavern
December 5 & 12 (see website for times)

Begin your historic day with fellow patriots and enjoy delicious fare, spirited conversation, and 18th-century music.

Grand Illumination Dinner - Chowning's Tavern
December 4, 4:15 - 8:15 pm

A wonderful way to begin a spectacular evening! Join us for traditional tavern fare and 18th-century entertainment. Reservations required. $70.95 adults & $24.95 children 6-12; includes tax and gratuity.

Grand Illumination Dinner - Shields Tavern
December 4, 4:15 - 8:15 pm

A wonderful way to begin a spectacular evening! Join us for traditional tavern fare and 18th-century entertainment. Reservations required. $70.95 adults & $24.95 children 6-12; includes tax and gratuity.

Grand Illumination Dinner - King's Arms Tavern
December 4, 4:15 - 8:15 pm

A wonderful way to begin a spectacular evening! Join us for traditional tavern fare and 18th-century entertainment. Reservations required. $70.95 adults & $24.95 children 6-12; includes tax and gratuity.

Grand Illumination Dinner - Campbell's Tavern
December 4, 4:15 - 8:15 pm

A wonderful way to begin a spectacular evening! Join us for traditional tavern fare and 18th-century entertainment. Reservations required. $70.95 adults & $24.95 children 6-12; includes tax and gratuity.

An Evening with Charles Dickens at the Williamsburg Inn
December 13 & 14, 7:00 pm  
Unique entertainment highlights an unforgettable dining experience. Join Gerald Charles Dickens, great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, as he presents an energetic, one-man retelling of the classic "A Christmas Carol." Staged during an elegant banquet featuring world-class cuisine, this event has become a Colonial Williamsburg holiday favorite.

 

Wine, Beer & Spirits

Ring in the Holidays with Riesling
December 5, 2 - 4 pm

The holidays are a time for sweets and a great time to try Riesling, one of the world’s favorite sweeter wines. Join Executive Chef Rhys H. Lewis for an interactive, educational, and fun holiday wine tasting complemented by small bites featuring local, artisan-produced ingredients.

For a list of all area restaurants, click here.