Busch Gardens Holiday

The holidays ignite the spirit of Williamsburg. From traditional decorations to modern light displays, the festivities abound during the most wonderful time of the year. One glimpse of Williamsburg in the holidays, and you will know why Country Living named the area one of the “Best Christmas Towns That You Need to Visit This Holiday Season.”

Ice Skating

Liberty’s Ice Pavilion offers you the opportunity to strap on skates and glide across the ice for a holiday favorite on Duke of Gloucester Street. For the non-skaters, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or warm cider as you watch.


Colonial Williamsburg brings themed-programing such as discussions on holiday traditions, walking tours on colonial decorating, and multiple live musical and theatrical performances.

Busch Gardens Holiday

Busch Gardens brings the world’s most beautiful theme park into the festive spirit with holiday theming. Park guests can stroll through the festive villages during this new, limited capacity holiday experience. Sparkling decorations, festive foods, exciting coasters, and attractions plus abundant shopping will make the spirit of the season come alive.

Adding to the holiday excitement in downtown Williamsburg is the new Williamsburg Christmas Market. This free event takes place over three weekends and includes live entertainment, over 20 vendors, and a photo opportunity with Santa.

Looking to bring home a memory from your holiday vacation in Williamsburg? Consider a keepsake ornament from Christmas Mouse or Christmas Shop.

Yorktown holiday

Yorktown is abundant in small-town charm with numerous holiday events such as a Christmas tree lighting dating back to 1945 and a holiday-themed artisan market.

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Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum steeps the season in colonial history with Christmastide in Virginia. Guests will discover 17th and 18th-century holiday traditions through special interpretive programs and musical entertainment of the period.

Combine these experiences with unique diningabundant shopping, and cozy accommodations, and your holiday in Williamsburg is genuinely magical.