Seasonal Events

Visit Williamsburg has an event for every season and every taste in your travel group or family! Check out the event calendar to make sure you and yours take full advantage of what the Visit Williamsburg area has to offer!

What's Happening

E.g., 12/07/2019
E.g., 12/07/2019
Saturday, December 07, 2019
P5 Parking Lot
411 Francis St. W Williamsburg 23185
December 7, 2019, 8am - 12pm

The Williamsburg Farmers Market is relocated to the P5 Parking Lot this week for the Christmas Parade. The Market is in the heart of historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Flowerbeds and benches offer a tranquil setting for this open-air, Virginia producer-only market. Over 35 vendors offer a variety of local products, among which are fresh seasonal produce, meats, seafood, baked goods, honey, cheese, cut flowers, handmade soaps, and more.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
800 Richmond Road Williamsburg 23185
December 7, 2019, 9am - 11am

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance is excited to announce that the 54th Annual Community Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 9 a.m.!

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Colonial Heritage Clubhouse
6500 Arthur Hills Drive Williamsburg 23185
December 7, 2019, 9am - 3pm

After two extremely fun years, the Colonial Heritage HOA is very excited to bring back the Xmas Craft Fair for the third year. This is such a great venue to relax and get in the Christmas Shopping Spirit. 60 vendors with all one-of-a-kind handmade crafts and art pieces on hand to assist you with your gift needs. The Bistro will have their special buffet available starting at 11am. Be sure to make it a day of great food and shopping before the Williamsburg Illumination.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Main Street
301 Main Street Yorktown 23690
December 7, 2019, 10am - 3pm

Whether you're 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 Street! This is one of the most anticipated Yorktown events every year. More than 50 vendors line the street selling everything from nautical paintings to roasted chestnuts to Christmas wreaths! The Town Crier will ring in the market at 10 a.m., followed by a performance from the Fifes and Drums of York Town to officially open the market.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Riverwalk Landing Piers
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 7, 2019, 6pm - 8pm

If you're ready to get into the holiday spirit, you'll want to put this one on your calendar! Join us at the Yorktown Waterfront from 6-8 p.m. 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. The boats will finish out the evening, as they make their way down the river in a dazzling show of lights that starts at 7 p.m.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Brass Cannon Brewing Co.
5476 Mooretown Rd Williamsburg 23188
December 7, 2019, 6pm - 9pm

Always interested in reinventing his live performance, you can expect improvisation and layers of sound not usually heard from an acoustic performer when you come to see Matt in action. Come out and enjoy a great night in our cozy little tap room and support local music at Brass Cannon Brewing Co.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
April 20 - December 14, 2019, 8am - 12pm

Our waterfront farmers market is one of the most unique in Hampton Roads-offering spectacular views of the York River, live music, food trucks, chef cooking demonstrations, and a variety of vendors! This year, the season starts mid-April, and you can enjoy weekly markets through the end of October.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Dec 14, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
December 7, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 14, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 21, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 23, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 28, 2019, 10am - 4pm

The archaeology from inside the fort site offers evidence that local Native tribes were frequent visitors during the earliest years of the settlement. Join Daniel Firehawk Abbott of the Nanticoke people from Maryland's Eastern Shore to learn about the material culture and lifeways of the Tidewater Algonquians as well as their interactions with the settlers of Jamestown.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
December 6, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 7, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 13, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 14, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 20, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 21, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 27, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 28, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 30, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 31, 2019, 10am - 4pm

Location: Inside James Fort, weather permitting

Blacksmithing was one of the earliest trades to be practiced at Jamestown. Join Blacksmith Steve Mankowski or Blacksmith Shel Browder for demonstrations and a discussion of the types of work that went on at the site of the original James Fort Forge.

Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
November 6, 2019, 10am - 4pm
November 23, 2019, 10am - 4pm
November 29, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 4, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 7, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 18, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 21, 2019, 10am - 4pm

Location: Inside James Fort, weather permitting Join cooper Marshall Sheetz as he demonstrates traditional methods for creating buckets, barrels and casks. Coopering – the making of wooden storage containers – has existed for over 3,000 years. At Jamestown casks were to transport cargos of wine, beer, tobacco, sugar, and salt. Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Kimball Theatre
428 W. Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
December 7 - 8, 2019, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Repeats Daily.
December 7 - 8, 2019, 3pm - 4pm

Kick off your holiday season with the WSO during Grand Illumination weekend! Share in joyful holiday classics, familiar themes, and beloved carols with family and friends.Featuring the orchestra under guest conductor Silas Huff with soloist Tommy Wazelle. Tickets are $30 adults/$15 students at www.williamsburgsymphony.org.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Dec 08, 2019
Dreams Gymnastics Center
200-2 Industrial Boulevard Toano 23168
December 7, 2019, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
December 8, 2019, 8am - 4:30pm

Dreams Gymnastics Center will host Second Annual Christmas Dreams Trampoline and Tumbling Competition, December 7-8, 2019. This USA Gymnastics Sanctioned event attracts competitors from NJ, WV, PA, NC, VA and beyond. Dreams Gymnastics Center expects over 100 competitors, judges and officials including 15 -times Tumbling World Champion, National Gold Medalists, Olympians.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
4:30pm to 7:30pm
Sunday, December 08, 2019
York Hall
301 Main Street Yorktown 23690
December 8, 2019, 1pm - 4pm

The Gallery at York Hall is excited to host Cookies with Santa. Children and parents can visit with Santa, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and do some holiday shopping too! The Gallery is filled with local one-of-a-kind art in all mediums. For more information on specific exhibits, call the Gallery at York Hall. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to bring their cameras to this fun-filled family event.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
St. Martin's Episcopal Church
1333 Jamestown Rd Williamsburg 23185
December 8, 2019, 2pm - 3:30pm

We hope you'll join the Williamsburg Choral Guild for The Snow Lay on the Ground, our annual holiday celebration under the Artistic direction of Brian Isaac with accompanist Karen Areheart Ives. Arranged for choir and harp, we will be featuring Stephen Paulus's Gabriel's Message, a lyrical treatment of the well-known Basque carol, and Steve Heitzeg's Little Tree, a piece set to a poem by E.E. Cummings.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Brass Cannon Brewing Co.
5476 Mooretown Rd Williamsburg 23188
December 8, 2019, 5pm - 8pm

Join us for our annual Holiday Party Toy Drive and help us collect new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots! Lets have a blast while making someones holiday season special. There will be live music, food, craft beer, and merriment. Lets have a blast. See ya there!

Sunday, December 8, 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News, VA 23606
Every Second Sunday. Repeats Monthly.
July 14 - August 11, 2019, 5pm - 7pm
Every Second Sunday. Repeats Monthly.
September 8 - December 8, 2019, 9am - 11am

Have a family member, friend, or loved one that needs a tailored museum experience? Join us for Friendly Hours on the second Sunday of each month. Friendly Hours is an inclusive time where guests with mobility, cognitive, or physical challenges can experience the Museum in a less crowded environment with reduced sound and lighting. Space is limited, so please register in advance to let us know you are coming.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Repeats every 1 month(s), on the second Sunday of the month, ends on Aug 11, 2019
Kimball Theatre
428 W. Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
December 7 - 8, 2019, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Repeats Daily.
December 7 - 8, 2019, 3pm - 4pm

Kick off your holiday season with the WSO during Grand Illumination weekend! Share in joyful holiday classics, familiar themes, and beloved carols with family and friends.Featuring the orchestra under guest conductor Silas Huff with soloist Tommy Wazelle. Tickets are $30 adults/$15 students at www.williamsburgsymphony.org.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Dec 08, 2019
Monday, December 09, 2019
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday. Repeats Weekly.
June 24 - December 30, 2019, 10:30am - 11:30am

Maritime Mondays are fun for both children and parents! Join us every Monday morning for engaging activities with your children as they learn how we are all connected to the world’s waters with story time and a craft. This program is designed for children from 18 months to 8 years.

Monday, December 9, 2019 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, ends on Dec 30, 2019
Thursday, December 12, 2019
The Williamsburg Winery
5800 Wessex Hundred Williamsburg 23185
December 12, 2019, 6pm - 8:30pm

Join us on Thursday, December 12th in Westbury Hall to celebrate holiday cuisine from around the world! Our Wessex Hundred Culinary team will present five courses of festive international dishes paired with a variety of international and Williamsburg Winery wines. A reception with sparkling wine will begin at 6 PM and will be followed by dinner at 6:30 PM. Must be 21+. Tickets are $70 per person, $65 per wine club member.

Thursday, December 12, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Friday, December 13, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
December 6, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 7, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 13, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 14, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 20, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 21, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 27, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 28, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 30, 2019, 10am - 4pm
December 31, 2019, 10am - 4pm

Location: Inside James Fort, weather permitting

Blacksmithing was one of the earliest trades to be practiced at Jamestown. Join Blacksmith Steve Mankowski or Blacksmith Shel Browder for demonstrations and a discussion of the types of work that went on at the site of the original James Fort Forge.

Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne

Friday, December 13, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081

Sir George Yeardley, Virginia's Governor in 1620, invites you to an early-Virginia Christmas celebration complete with a seasonal bonfire, caroling, and firing of the Christmas guns! A unique opportunity to see Jamestown Island aglow with firelight, "At Christmas be mery": A Special Evening at Historic Jamestowne will be presented on December 14th at 6:00pm and 7:30pm.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
6:00am to 7:30am
Merchants Square
402 W Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
December 14, 2019, 8am - 12pm

The Williamsburg Farmers Market is located in Merchants Square in the heart of historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Flowerbeds and benches offer a tranquil setting for this open-air, Virginia producer-only market. Over 35 vendors offer a variety of local products, among which are fresh seasonal produce, meats, seafood, baked goods, honey, cheese, cut flowers, handmade soaps, and more. Enjoy chef demonstrations, listen to live music, and learn while you shop.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm

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