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From in-studio artist demonstrations and art fairs to museum exhibitions and concert series, make an arts event part of your Williamsburg vacation. Stroll through Colonial Williamsburg and browse the plentiful antique shops and boutiques. Along Riverwalk Landing you can find live music and good dancing during the summertime. Each spring, alongside the many galleries, the Virginia Arts Festival is hosted in Williamsburg, showcasing local artists and their work. Take a break from the dancing and head over to one of the many museums in Williamsburg to expand your mind. 

E.g., 11/13/2018
E.g., 11/13/2018
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Williamsburg Regional Library
105 Scotland Street Williamsburg 23188
October 9, 2018, 8am - 10am
November 13, 2018, 8pm - 10pm

The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg presents the acclaimed Schumann Quartett, Tuesday evening, November 13, 2018 at 8:00 PM in the Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre. 

Originally from Cologne, Germany, the Schumann consists of three brothers – violinists Erik and Ken, and cellist Mark and the Estonian-born violist Liisa Randalu. Formally in residence at Schloss Esterházy in Austria, they now have a residency at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Linda Matney Gallery
5435 Richmond Rd Williamsburg 23188
Every Thursday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
October 13 - November 17, 2018, 11am - 5pm

KRISTEN PEYTON: THE FUNCTION OF LIGHT. OUR EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT OCTOBER 13- NOVEMBER 26, 2018 Color in essence is a function of light. Where light exist, color follows-illuminating space and form. "What holds the work together as a body in The Function of Light is not so much a common subject matter, but an exploration of color and color's shape.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Nov 17, 2018
Linda Matney Gallery
5435 Richmond Rd Williamsburg 23188
Every Thursday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
October 13 - November 17, 2018, 11am - 5pm

An Exhibition Exploring Color and Form in our Newly Configured Main Gallery. Color in essence is a function of light. Where light exist, color follows-illuminating space and form. "What holds the work together as a body in The Function of Light is not so much a common subject matter, but an exploration of color and color's shape. Much of my work lacks figure or set-up, as I find myself more inclined to search for painting possibilities in the visual experiences of my everyday surroundings.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Nov 17, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
Linda Matney Gallery
5435 Richmond Rd Williamsburg 23188
Every Thursday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
October 13 - November 17, 2018, 11am - 5pm

KRISTEN PEYTON: THE FUNCTION OF LIGHT. OUR EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT OCTOBER 13- NOVEMBER 26, 2018 Color in essence is a function of light. Where light exist, color follows-illuminating space and form. "What holds the work together as a body in The Function of Light is not so much a common subject matter, but an exploration of color and color's shape.

Friday, November 16, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Nov 17, 2018
Linda Matney Gallery
5435 Richmond Rd Williamsburg 23188
Every Thursday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
October 13 - November 17, 2018, 11am - 5pm

An Exhibition Exploring Color and Form in our Newly Configured Main Gallery. Color in essence is a function of light. Where light exist, color follows-illuminating space and form. "What holds the work together as a body in The Function of Light is not so much a common subject matter, but an exploration of color and color's shape. Much of my work lacks figure or set-up, as I find myself more inclined to search for painting possibilities in the visual experiences of my everyday surroundings.

Friday, November 16, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Nov 17, 2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Historic Yorktown
325 Water Street Yorktown 23690
November 17 - 18, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Historic Yorktown welcomes locals and tourists alike during its annual Open House Weekend. Several museums, restaurants, shops, and galleries will welcome visitors with refreshments and special sales and discounts. 

Saturday, November 17, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Riverwalk Landing
425 Water Street Yorktown 23690
November 17, 2018, 9am - 3pm

It's the weekend local residents look forward to all year! Historic Yorktown will kick off the Christmas season early, during its annual Holiday Open House Weekend, starting with Yorktown Market Days.

Stock up on seasonal produce, fresh meat, seafood, baked goods and local art during our extended market hours. Enjoy live music and cooking demonstrations from a local chef.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Linda Matney Gallery
5435 Richmond Rd Williamsburg 23188
Every Thursday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
October 13 - November 17, 2018, 11am - 5pm

KRISTEN PEYTON: THE FUNCTION OF LIGHT. OUR EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT OCTOBER 13- NOVEMBER 26, 2018 Color in essence is a function of light. Where light exist, color follows-illuminating space and form. "What holds the work together as a body in The Function of Light is not so much a common subject matter, but an exploration of color and color's shape.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Nov 17, 2018
Linda Matney Gallery
5435 Richmond Rd Williamsburg 23188
Every Thursday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
October 13 - November 17, 2018, 11am - 5pm

An Exhibition Exploring Color and Form in our Newly Configured Main Gallery. Color in essence is a function of light. Where light exist, color follows-illuminating space and form. "What holds the work together as a body in The Function of Light is not so much a common subject matter, but an exploration of color and color's shape. Much of my work lacks figure or set-up, as I find myself more inclined to search for painting possibilities in the visual experiences of my everyday surroundings.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Nov 17, 2018
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Historic Yorktown
325 Water Street Yorktown 23690
November 17 - 18, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Historic Yorktown welcomes locals and tourists alike during its annual Open House Weekend. Several museums, restaurants, shops, and galleries will welcome visitors with refreshments and special sales and discounts. 

Sunday, November 18, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, November 19, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
November 19, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
November 26, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
December 3, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
December 10, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
December 17, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am

FREE with $1 admission.

Maritime Mondays! Fun for Children! Join us Monday mornings for engaging learning activities for children that include story time and a craft! Designed for children ages 18 month to age 8.

Visit our website for more information: https://www.marinersmuseum.org/event/maritime-mondays-12/2018-11-19/

Monday, November 19, 2018 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Governor's Palace Stage
300 Palace Green Street Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Thursday, Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 22 - December 10, 2018, 10:30am - 11:15am

Among many Native communities in the Eastern Woodlands, storytelling takes place in the fall and winter, when domestic activities are mostly indoors and men are out hunting. Come hear the stories and traditions of tribes that frequented Williamsburg in the 18th century.

Thursday, November 22, 2018 -
10:30am to 11:15am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, ends on Dec 10, 2018
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Governor's Palace Stage
300 Palace Green Street Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Thursday, Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 22 - December 10, 2018, 10:30am - 11:15am

Among many Native communities in the Eastern Woodlands, storytelling takes place in the fall and winter, when domestic activities are mostly indoors and men are out hunting. Come hear the stories and traditions of tribes that frequented Williamsburg in the 18th century.

Sunday, November 25, 2018 -
10:30am to 11:15am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, ends on Dec 10, 2018
Monday, November 26, 2018
Governor's Palace Stage
300 Palace Green Street Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Thursday, Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 22 - December 10, 2018, 10:30am - 11:15am

Among many Native communities in the Eastern Woodlands, storytelling takes place in the fall and winter, when domestic activities are mostly indoors and men are out hunting. Come hear the stories and traditions of tribes that frequented Williamsburg in the 18th century.

Monday, November 26, 2018 -
10:30am to 11:15am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, ends on Dec 10, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
November 19, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
November 26, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
December 3, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
December 10, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
December 17, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am

FREE with $1 admission.

Maritime Mondays! Fun for Children! Join us Monday mornings for engaging learning activities for children that include story time and a craft! Designed for children ages 18 month to age 8.

Visit our website for more information: https://www.marinersmuseum.org/event/maritime-mondays-12/2018-11-19/

Monday, November 26, 2018 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Watermen's Museum
309 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Every Fourth Monday. Repeats Monthly.
January 22, 2018 - 28, 2019, 7pm - 8:30pm

Story tellers come together at the Yorktown Story Slam every fourth Monday of the month to share their true personal tales about a monthly theme.  7 PM - Storytellers Presentation.  8 to 8:30 PM - Audience Stories.

Monday, November 26, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Repeats every 1 month(s), on the fourth Monday of the month, ends on Jan 28, 2019
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Governor's Palace Stage
300 Palace Green Street Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Thursday, Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 22 - December 10, 2018, 10:30am - 11:15am

Among many Native communities in the Eastern Woodlands, storytelling takes place in the fall and winter, when domestic activities are mostly indoors and men are out hunting. Come hear the stories and traditions of tribes that frequented Williamsburg in the 18th century.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 -
10:30am to 11:15am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, ends on Dec 10, 2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Governor's Palace Stage
300 Palace Green Street Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Thursday, Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 22 - December 10, 2018, 10:30am - 11:15am

Among many Native communities in the Eastern Woodlands, storytelling takes place in the fall and winter, when domestic activities are mostly indoors and men are out hunting. Come hear the stories and traditions of tribes that frequented Williamsburg in the 18th century.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 -
10:30am to 11:15am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, ends on Dec 10, 2018
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Governor's Palace Stage
300 Palace Green Street Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Thursday, Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 22 - December 10, 2018, 10:30am - 11:15am

Among many Native communities in the Eastern Woodlands, storytelling takes place in the fall and winter, when domestic activities are mostly indoors and men are out hunting. Come hear the stories and traditions of tribes that frequented Williamsburg in the 18th century.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 -
10:30am to 11:15am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, ends on Dec 10, 2018
Friday, November 30, 2018
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street,, Yorktown Yorktown 23690
November 30, 2018, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

The holiday fun kicks off with Yorktown's annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. This community tradition goes all the way back to 1945. That's the year that Reverend Claud G. Barkley, Pastor of Yorktown Baptist Church, and staff from the County Clerk's office, decorated a cedar tree that stood at the corner of Main and Ballard Streets.

Friday, November 30, 2018 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, December 01, 2018
Multiple Locations - See Website for Details Williamsburg 23185
December 2, 2017, 9:30am - 5:30pm
December 1, 2018, 9:30am - 5:30pm

The 58th annual Christmas Homes Tour, presented by the Green Spring Garden Club, Inc. will take place on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. This year's Homes Tour will feature six homes, which will be beautifully decorated with seasonal floral arrangements. Three homes will be located in the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Historic Area: the Nelson-Galt House, Edinburgh Castle Tavern, and Benjamin Waller House.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
9:30am to 5:30pm
Main Street
301 Main Street Yorktown 23690
December 1, 2018, 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.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Williamsburg Presbyterian Church
215 Richmond Road Williamsburg 23185
December 1, 2018, 1:30pm - 2:25pm
December 1, 2018, 3pm - 3:55pm
December 2, 2018, 2:30pm - 3:25pm
December 2, 2018, 4pm - 4:55pm

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra presents its annual Holiday Pops Concerts during Grand Illumination. Music Director,Janna Hymes will conduct this festive program of holiday favorites featuring soloist Emmanuel Atiyeh and choirs from Bruton Parish Church and Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. 

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
1:30pm to 2:25pm

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