At Christmas Be Mery: A Special Evening at Historic Jamestowne

May 23, 2018 - 06:00 pmMay 23, 2018 - 10:33 pmDecember 15, 2018, 6pm
Venue: 
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!