Events in Williamsburg, Va.

Greater Williamsburg has an event for every season. Visit us any time for year-round fun.

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Friday, December 14, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
November 16, 2018 - February 18, 2019

Enjoy a family-friend activity this holiday season on historic Duke of Gloucester St. Join us at Liberty's Ice Pavilion sponsored by Dominion. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the holidays with a few turns on the ice. Even if you don’t skate, you can still enjoy watching the skaters, sipping on a cup of American Heritage Hot Chocolate or Chowning’s hot cider and relaxing to the sounds of musical performances from many local and area choirs and music ensembles.

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Feb 18, 2019
Colonial Heritage Clubhouse
6500 Arthur Hills Drive Williamsburg 23188
May 6 - 9, 2019

Dinner Concert with the cast of Opera in Williamsburg's Magic Flute, in town rehearsing for the performance. You can get tickets to the dinner+concert ($52, choice of entree), or you can get tickets to the concert only. Cash bar available. Meet your fellow Opera-lovers and the superb artists who bring this masterpiece to us.

The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
February 3 - December 31, 2018, 9am - 5pm

This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker. Scrimshaw – carved or engraved whale ivory or walrus tusks, made by whalers – is one of the most well-known, sailor-made arts.

Friday, December 14, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Dec 31, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 27, 2018 - September 3, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Answering America's Call: Newport News in World War I chronicles the transformation of Newport News as a result of the war. Visitors will learn how Newport News supported war efforts with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company by viewing first-hand journals, letters, photographs and more. Viewers will also learn how the large influx of shipyard workers was accommodated through construction of Hilton Village. Admission to the Museum is now only $1 for all time!

Friday, December 14, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Lumber House Ticket Office
124 West Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 23, 2018 - January 1, 2019, 10am - 11am

With an 18th century resident as your guide, walk about the city and experience the spirit of the Christmastide season as they share reflections on the holiday season, the news of the day, and perhaps even a little juicy gossip! Daily tour throughout the holiday season. Open to the public; separate ticket required.

Friday, December 14, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jan 01, 2019
2200 Richmond Road Williamsburg 23185
December 12 - 24, 2018, 11am - 7pm

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus for your holiday photos! Don't forget to personalize a large jar candle of your favorite festive scent with your family photo! Professional Photos provided by Helen's Place Photography. Times: Sunday 10am-6pm
Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm

Friday, December 14, 2018 -
11:00am to 7:00pm
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
October 5, 2018, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
November 2, 2018, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
November 9, 2018, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
December 7, 2018, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
December 14, 2018, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Visit the Museum on Friday afternoons to enjoy lunch in the Mariners' Park Café and stimulating Civil War discussion with renowned historian, John Quarstein. On select Fridays through the fall, Mr. Quarstein will lead the conversation as we dive deep into a theme in Civil War history. There is no charge to participate. Lunch will be available for purchase at the café!

Friday, December 14, 2018 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Blvd. Williamsburg 23185
November 17, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
November 18, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
November 23 - 24, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
November 25, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
November 30, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 1, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 2, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 7, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 8, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 9 - 14, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 15, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 16 - 21, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 22, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 23 - 24, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 26 - 28, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 29, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 30, 2018 - January 1, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
January 4 - 5, 2019, 2pm - 9pm

Busch Gardens® Williamsburg commemorates a decade of decking the halls with its most festive Christmas Town™ celebration to date in 2018. The annual yuletide celebration begins a week early, Nov. 17, and runs 35 days through Jan. 5.

Friday, December 14, 2018 -
2:00pm to 10:00pm
The Virginia Beer Company
401 Second Street Williamsburg 23185
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
December 1, 2017 - 28, 2018, 4pm - 9pm

Every Friday at 4 pm at The Virginia Beer Company, we tap a small but potent Brewmaster's Pin. Centrally located on the bar top in our taproom, these weekly cask concoctions give our brewing team the chance to add a personal touch to our draft offerings. Only available on Friday afternoons starting at 4 pm!

Friday, December 14, 2018 -
4:00pm to 9:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Dec 28, 2018
Brass Cannon Brewing Co.
5476 Mooretown Road Williamsburg 23188
December 14, 2018, 6pm - 9pm

Julie Clark is a local award winning singer songwriter with a captivating sound that leads you willingly into her memorable, acoustic folk-pop songs. Her songwriting matches the quality of her voice - clear, direct and full of emotion. Her lyrics paint vivid images of love in its many forms, with honesty and insight.

Friday, December 14, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Stryker Center
412 N Boundary Street WIlliamsburg 23185
April 26, 2018 - 26, 2019, 7pm - 8pm

Meet the singers and the creative team of Opera in Williamsburg's The Magic Flute, in town rehearsing for the Opera! Free and open to the public, light refreshments will be served. Enjoy hearing the superb cast, and ask the creative team about their approach to this masterpiece of Mozart.

Friday, December 14, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Kimball Theatre
428 W. Duke of Gloucester St. Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
December 13 - 14, 2018, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Come and explore what it really means to celebrate Christmas in Ireland! Enjoy an evening of Irish traditions and your favorite Christmas songs while the pure energy of Irish dancers leaping through the air and tapping their feet transport you to the old village of Killarney, Ireland - where some of the most iconic Christmas traditions originated!

Friday, December 14, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Dec 14, 2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
November 16, 2018 - February 18, 2019

Enjoy a family-friend activity this holiday season on historic Duke of Gloucester St. Join us at Liberty's Ice Pavilion sponsored by Dominion. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the holidays with a few turns on the ice. Even if you don’t skate, you can still enjoy watching the skaters, sipping on a cup of American Heritage Hot Chocolate or Chowning’s hot cider and relaxing to the sounds of musical performances from many local and area choirs and music ensembles.

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Feb 18, 2019
Colonial Heritage Clubhouse
6500 Arthur Hills Drive Williamsburg 23188
May 6 - 9, 2019

Dinner Concert with the cast of Opera in Williamsburg's Magic Flute, in town rehearsing for the performance. You can get tickets to the dinner+concert ($52, choice of entree), or you can get tickets to the concert only. Cash bar available. Meet your fellow Opera-lovers and the superb artists who bring this masterpiece to us.

Merchants Square
402 W Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
October 6 - 27, 2018, 8am - 12pm
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
November 3 - 24, 2018, 8am - 12pm
December 1, 2018, 7am - 12pm
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
December 8 - 22, 2018, 8am - 12pm

Williamsburg Farmers Market accepts SNAP/EBT, credit cards, and W&M Express. Check website for available products and produce. Live music is performed from 9:00 to 11:00 am and chefs demonstrations run from 9:30 am to 11:00 am.

Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Oct 27, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
February 3 - December 31, 2018, 9am - 5pm

This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker. Scrimshaw – carved or engraved whale ivory or walrus tusks, made by whalers – is one of the most well-known, sailor-made arts.

Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Dec 31, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 27, 2018 - September 3, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Answering America's Call: Newport News in World War I chronicles the transformation of Newport News as a result of the war. Visitors will learn how Newport News supported war efforts with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company by viewing first-hand journals, letters, photographs and more. Viewers will also learn how the large influx of shipyard workers was accommodated through construction of Hilton Village. Admission to the Museum is now only $1 for all time!

Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Williamsburg 23185
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
September 14 - 21, 2018, 10am - 4pm
December 10, 2018, 10am - 4pm
December 15, 2018, 10am - 4pm
December 17, 2018, 10am - 4pm
December 21, 2018, 10am - 4pm
December 27, 2018, 10am - 4pm

Location: Inside James Fort, weather permitting

Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Sep 21, 2018
Lumber House Ticket Office
124 West Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 23, 2018 - January 1, 2019, 10am - 11am

With an 18th century resident as your guide, walk about the city and experience the spirit of the Christmastide season as they share reflections on the holiday season, the news of the day, and perhaps even a little juicy gossip! Daily tour throughout the holiday season. Open to the public; separate ticket required.

Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jan 01, 2019
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
December 8, 2018, 10am - 12pm
December 15, 2018, 10am - 12pm

Prices: $10 for Members, $12 for General Admission, children 2 and under FREE.

Enjoy a hot breakfast with Santa Claus, take your own photos, and make ornaments and other holiday crafts! Tickets include admission to the Museum for the day.

For more information please visit our website: https://www.marinersmuseum.org/event/breakfast-with-santa-3/2018-12-08/

Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
2200 Richmond Road Williamsburg 23185
December 12 - 24, 2018, 11am - 7pm

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus for your holiday photos! Don't forget to personalize a large jar candle of your favorite festive scent with your family photo! Professional Photos provided by Helen's Place Photography. Times: Sunday 10am-6pm
Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm

Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
11:00am to 7:00pm
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Blvd. Williamsburg 23185
November 17, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
November 18, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
November 23 - 24, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
November 25, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
November 30, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 1, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 2, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 7, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 8, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 9 - 14, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 15, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 16 - 21, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 22, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 23 - 24, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 26 - 28, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 29, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 30, 2018 - January 1, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
January 4 - 5, 2019, 2pm - 9pm

Busch Gardens® Williamsburg commemorates a decade of decking the halls with its most festive Christmas Town™ celebration to date in 2018. The annual yuletide celebration begins a week early, Nov. 17, and runs 35 days through Jan. 5.

Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
August 11, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
September 15, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
October 27, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
November 17, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
December 15, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
January 12, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
February 23, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
March 30, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
April 27, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
May 18, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
June 22, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
July 27, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
August 17, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
September 21, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
October 26, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
November 16, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm

Join our walking T-Rex for dinosaur parades, photo ops and a roaring good time on the Dinosaur Discovery Trail! The trail also includes a Paleo camp, dig pits for amateur paleontologists, and displays of dinosaur fossils, including an actual whale specimen from Hampton Roads.

Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
1:00pm to 1:15pm
Brass Cannon Brewing Co.
5476 Mooretown Road Williamsburg 23188
December 15, 2018, 5pm - 8pm

How about dinner and a show at the brewery? Jazz Night at The Cannon featuring George Buskey & Friends Jazz Band is happening Saturday, December 15th. Not only will there be groovy music that'll keep you dancing in your seat, we are teaming up with Buskey's Cafe to bring dinner TO YOU! Orders must be in by 6 p.m. and we will handle the rest. Bring your dancing shoes and your appetite because it's going to be an epic night!

Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

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