At Christmas Be Mery: A Special Evening at Historic Jamestowne

May 23, 2018 - 06:00 pmMay 23, 2018 - 10:33 pmDecember 15, 2018, 6pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway
Jamestown, VA 23081
United States 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 aglow with firelight, "At Christmas be mery" will be presented at 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 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 1608 Church. Governor Yeardley will then offer a welcome before inviting everyone to sing carols. Afterwards herald in the season by a bonfire with remembrances of "Yule times" past, dancing, and the firing of the Christmas guns!