Meeting Santa at Yankee Candle
Meeting Santa at Yankee Candle
Santa Claus
Santa Claus

See Santa in Williamsburg This Christmas

Below are just a few places you can spot the big man himself — Santa Claus — in America's Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown, Virginia.

Busch Gardens

Santa’s Fireside Feast (select dates November 25 - January 2)
The grand dining room of Castle O’Sullivan springs to life as Santa and Mrs. Claus host the most intimate and exclusive event of the season, Santa’s Fireside Feast. Guests gather cozily around the majestic castle as Santa captures the attention of the entire family while recounting a classic Christmas story. Enjoy a scrumptious buffet prepared by expert elves under the direction of Mrs. Claus as she dazzles the dining room, passing the cookie tray and spreading holiday cheer. This is one dinner children of all ages will not soon forget. Join Santa for the 1:30 p.m. lunchtime and enjoy early entry into Christmas Town.

Santa’s Workshop (select dates November 25 - January 2)
Create memories that will last a lifetime at Christmas Town. Catch a sneak peek of Santa and Mrs. Claus through the snow-covered windows of his North Pole workshop. Excitement builds as families peer through a paned window into Santa’s study nestled between two reindeer stables. Children are greeted by elf attendants who guide them inside as they eagerly await a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Children are invited to sit on Santa’s lap and pose for a photo that will forever capture the memory of this experience.

Historic Yorktown

Christmas Tree Lighting
Evening highlights include a performance by the Fifes and Drums of York Town, festive music and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Christmas Market on Main
The market features arts and crafts, demonstrations, roasted chestnuts and hot cider, entertainment, and much more.

Cookies with Santa
Children and parents can visit with Santa at York Hall!  Enjoy tasty treats. Free.

Breakfast with Santa
Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for this once-a-year family-oriented breakfast at Riverwalk Restaurant. Call 757-875-1522 for more info.

Yorktown Market Days and Toyland Parade
Special holiday market, plus a toyland parade. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to greet the guests!

Merchants Square

Williamsburg Christmas Parade (December 3, 8:30 am)
This year’s theme is Our Golden Christmas! The parade culminates in Santa's arrival. 

Milk & Cookies and Stories with Santa
Santa brings special treats to the young early birds! Visit Santa between 9 and 10 am on November 29 and December 14. Enjoy milk & cookies and a special story time upstairs in the café of the William & Mary bookstore.

Meet Father Christmas 
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 schedule.

Yankee Candle

See Santa daily at Yankee Candle for photos and more. Plus, don't miss the Christmas Tree Lighting (December 6) as Santa lights the Yankee Candle Christmas Tree. See website for complete information.