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., 12/10/2019
E.g., 12/10/2019
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
Riverwalk Restaurant
323 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 14, 2019, 8:30am - 11am

Create special memories and start new family traditions during Riverwalk Restaurant's annual Breakfast with Santa.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
8:30am to 11:00am
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 14, 2019, 9am - 3pm

The holiday shopping season has officially kicked off in Yorktown! Browse the market for chowders and soups; baked goods including an assortment of cakes, breads, brownies, fudge, cookies; jams, jellies, and honey; holiday wreaths and garland; candles and soaps; and local quality art! Look for colonial crafts and games, holiday music, and other hands-on activities.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Brass Cannon Brewing Co.
5476 Mooretown Rd Williamsburg 23188
December 14, 2019, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Kim and Lana are recognized nationally for their award winning songwriting, unique vocal styles, harmonies and musicianship. Kim is an accomplished finger style acoustic guitarist and pianist. Lana adds rhythm acoustic guitar and for special shows incorporates the pedal steel guitar into their performance. Kim and Lana have produced, recorded and released four very successful products of their own music for Cimirron/Rainbird Records, Inc.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
4:30pm to 7:30pm
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 14, 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 14, 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 14, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Monday, December 16, 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 16, 2019 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, ends on Dec 30, 2019
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
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

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Colonial WIlliamsburg - Market Square
West Duke of Gloucester St. Williamsburg 23185

Make this annual community event part of your Christmas tradition. Gather for a special reading of "The Night Before Christmas" and learn about the first Christmas tree in the United States. Join in singing classic Christmas carols and watch as the large evergreen tree on Market Square is lighted. Cosponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg and Colonial Williamsburg.The event is Thursday, December 19th from 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST.

Thursday, December 19, 2019 -
5:00am to 5:30am
Friday, December 20, 2019
Williamsburg Inn
136 East Francis St Williamsburg 23185
December 20, 2019, 5:30pm - 9pm

As the treetops glisten and children are listening for the sleigh bells, the magic of the holiday season shines brighter at the iconic Williamsburg Inn. Get ready to experience Broadway in Williamsburg Holiday Dinner and Show, sing along and enjoy the festivities with your family and friends. This cabaret show will feature your favorite Broadway holiday songs, is a heartwarming affair not to be missed.

Friday, December 20, 2019 -
5:30pm to 9:00pm
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
200 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 20 - 31, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Christmastide in Virginia at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown recalls 17th- and 18th-century holiday traditions through special interpretive programs and musical entertainment of the period.

Friday, December 20, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
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

Friday, December 20, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
December 20, 2019, 2pm - 4pm
December 26, 2019, 2pm - 4pm
December 28, 2019, 2pm - 4pm
December 30, 2019, 2pm - 4pm

Drop in and enjoy an afternoon conversation with Doctor Walter Russell, the first doctor at Jamestown. Offering the difference between a "chirurgian" and a Doctor, he will explain in the greatest detail the intrigues of "Humoral Theory". And should you suffer from any aches, pains, fevers, swellings, fluxes or chills, he has been known to vet out free advices and administer blisters, purgatives, emetics and vomits to get you back to good health! Dr.

Friday, December 20, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Merchants Square
402 W Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
December 21, 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 21, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Brass Cannon Brewing Co.
5476 Mooretown Rd Williamsburg 23188
December 21, 2019, 6pm - 9pm

Troy Breslow has been performing country music his whole life, with the same enthusiasm to audiences both large and small at any given venue. Starting in local coffee shops and school functions, Troy has performed at any kind of venue imaginable, including dive bars, dance halls, brewpubs, opry houses, local theaters and festivals.

Saturday, December 21, 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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