“At Christmas Be Mery”: A Special Evening at Historic Jamestowne

Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway
Jamestown, VA 23081
United States 1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081


  • At Christmas be Mery Adult: $20.00
  • At Christmas be Mery Youth: $10.00

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.

Join us for this special program offering insights into early-English Christmas traditions. After a brief introduction to what the Jamestown settlers expected during their Christmastide, the Captain of the Guard will escort the "new arrivals" along a cresset-lit path to the Memorial Church. Governor Yeardley will then offer a welcome before inviting everyone to sing carols. Afterwards go outside to herald in the season by a bonfire with remembrances of "Yule times" past, dancing, and the firing of the Christmas guns! Tickets, which go on sale November 1st & are $20.00 each, are limited and must be bought in advance.