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!

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Friday, November 22, 2019
Billsburg Brewery
2054 Jamestown Rd WILLIAMSBURG 23185
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
September 6 - November 22, 2019, 6pm - 9pm

The Jamestown Get Down at Billsburg Brewery brings you live music every Friday night this fall from great local and regional bands. Every Friday, Sept. 6 – Nov 22 from 6-9pm, enjoy great live music outdoors on the waterfront of the James City County Marina at your favorite local brewery, Billsburg Brewery. Our taproom opens at noon, brewhouse garage door opens at 5pm for full pours of your favorite brews.

Friday, November 22, 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Nov 22, 2019
Dominion Energy Center
600 E Grace St Richmond 23219
November 22, 2019, 8pm - 11pm
November 24, 2019, 2:30pm - 5pm

Based on the 1994 Oscar-winning film of the same title, this universal story of love longed-for and won recalls the imagined life of exiled Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, as he provides his love-struck postman, Mario, with the words to reveal his heart to the woman of his dreams.

Composed by Daniel Catán

Directed by Crystal Manich

Sung in Spanish with English Supertitles

The orchestra for this production is provided by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

Friday, November 22, 2019 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Merchants Square
402 W Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
November 23, 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, November 23, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
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, November 23, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Dec 14, 2019
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Blvd. Williamsburg 23185
November 16, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 17, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 22, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 23, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 24, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 29, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 30, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 1, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 6, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 7, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 8 - 13, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 14, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 15 - 20, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 21, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 22 - 24, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 26 - 27, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 28, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 29, 2019 - January 1, 2020, 2pm - 10pm
January 2 - 5, 2020, 2pm - 9pm

Christmas Town is a family-friendly holiday event offering more than 10 million lights, a Christmas Town Express holiday-themed train ride experience, festive food and drink, unique holiday shopping and heart-warming shows to make the spirit of the season come alive.

For more information, visit christmastown.com/va.

Unwrap the gift of Christmas Town starting Nov. 16 select days through Jan. 5, 2020. 

Saturday, November 23, 2019 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Blvd. Williamsburg 23185
November 16, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 17, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 22, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 23, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 24, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 29, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 30, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 1, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 6, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 7, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 8 - 13, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 14, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 15 - 20, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 21, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 22 - 24, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 26 - 27, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 28, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 29, 2019 - January 1, 2020, 2pm - 10pm
January 2 - 5, 2020, 2pm - 9pm

Christmas Town is a family-friendly holiday event offering more than 10 million lights, a Christmas Town Express holiday-themed train ride experience, festive food and drink, unique holiday shopping and heart-warming shows to make the spirit of the season come alive.

For more information, visit christmastown.com/va.

Unwrap the gift of Christmas Town starting Nov. 16 select days through Jan. 5, 2020. 

Sunday, November 24, 2019 -
2:00pm to 10:00pm
Monday, November 25, 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, November 25, 2019 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, ends on Dec 30, 2019
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
November 28 - 30, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Colonial Virginia foodways are featured during this three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day.

Thursday, November 28, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Nov 30, 2019
Friday, November 29, 2019
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Blvd. Williamsburg 23185
November 16, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 17, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 22, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 23, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 24, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 29, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 30, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 1, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 6, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 7, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 8 - 13, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 14, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 15 - 20, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 21, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 22 - 24, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 26 - 27, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 28, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 29, 2019 - January 1, 2020, 2pm - 10pm
January 2 - 5, 2020, 2pm - 9pm

Christmas Town is a family-friendly holiday event offering more than 10 million lights, a Christmas Town Express holiday-themed train ride experience, festive food and drink, unique holiday shopping and heart-warming shows to make the spirit of the season come alive.

For more information, visit christmastown.com/va.

Unwrap the gift of Christmas Town starting Nov. 16 select days through Jan. 5, 2020. 

Friday, November 29, 2019 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Merchants Square
402 W Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
November 30, 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, November 30, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Billsburg Brewery
2054 Jamestown Rd Williamsburg 23185
November 30, 2019, 10am - 1pm

Come out and participate or volunteer to be a part of Mettle Events Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K at Billsburg Brewery Williamsburg, VA. After numerous successful years in Down Town and a successful couple of years in New Town, we're thrilled to be working with Billsburg Brewery to expand upon our holiday tradition that provides all that you've come to expect from a Mettle Events race; a great fitness and family-oriented (stroller & dog friendly) event with something for everyone.

Saturday, November 30, 2019 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Lawn of the Dewitt-Wallace Art Museum
325 Francis St E Williamsburg 23185
November 30, 2019, 1pm - 8pm

Precarious Beer Project hosts the 2nd Annual "Field Dayz Fest"! A day of craft beer, food, music, and field days antics all wrapped up in a festival unlike any other!

Field Dayz is a precarious throwback to the best day in middle school, Field Day! Located on the Lawns of the Colonial Williamsburg Art Museum, enjoy some amazing craft beer, bites, music and jovial antics, all to benefit the kids at CHKD!

Saturday, November 30, 2019 -
1:00pm to 8:00pm
The Williamsburg Winery
5800 Wessex Hundred Williamsburg 23185
November 30, 2019, 3pm - 5pm

Begin the holidays on a high note, listening to the sounds of Grammy-award winning composer Chris Botti while sipping smooth red and white varietals at the Williamsburg Winery. On November 30, Newsradio WRVA will broadcast live with Uncorked and Unplugged – Holiday Edition, bringing hundreds of enthusiastic like-minded folks together in a beautiful vineyard backdrop.

Saturday, November 30, 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
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, November 30, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Dec 14, 2019
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Blvd. Williamsburg 23185
November 16, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 17, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 22, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 23, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 24, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 29, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 30, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 1, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 6, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 7, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 8 - 13, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 14, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 15 - 20, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 21, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 22 - 24, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 26 - 27, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 28, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 29, 2019 - January 1, 2020, 2pm - 10pm
January 2 - 5, 2020, 2pm - 9pm

Christmas Town is a family-friendly holiday event offering more than 10 million lights, a Christmas Town Express holiday-themed train ride experience, festive food and drink, unique holiday shopping and heart-warming shows to make the spirit of the season come alive.

For more information, visit christmastown.com/va.

Unwrap the gift of Christmas Town starting Nov. 16 select days through Jan. 5, 2020. 

Saturday, November 30, 2019 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, December 01, 2019
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Blvd. Williamsburg 23185
November 16, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 17, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 22, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 23, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 24, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 29, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 30, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 1, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 6, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 7, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 8 - 13, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 14, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 15 - 20, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 21, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 22 - 24, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 26 - 27, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 28, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 29, 2019 - January 1, 2020, 2pm - 10pm
January 2 - 5, 2020, 2pm - 9pm

Christmas Town is a family-friendly holiday event offering more than 10 million lights, a Christmas Town Express holiday-themed train ride experience, festive food and drink, unique holiday shopping and heart-warming shows to make the spirit of the season come alive.

For more information, visit christmastown.com/va.

Unwrap the gift of Christmas Town starting Nov. 16 select days through Jan. 5, 2020. 

Sunday, December 1, 2019 -
2:00pm to 10:00pm
Monday, December 02, 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 2, 2019 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, ends on Dec 30, 2019
Friday, December 06, 2019
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 6, 2019, 6:30pm - 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. The York County Historical Committee works hard to keep this ritual going!

Friday, December 6, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Blvd. Williamsburg 23185
November 16, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 17, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 22, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 23, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 24, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 29, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 30, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 1, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 6, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 7, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 8 - 13, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 14, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 15 - 20, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 21, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 22 - 24, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 26 - 27, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 28, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 29, 2019 - January 1, 2020, 2pm - 10pm
January 2 - 5, 2020, 2pm - 9pm

Christmas Town is a family-friendly holiday event offering more than 10 million lights, a Christmas Town Express holiday-themed train ride experience, festive food and drink, unique holiday shopping and heart-warming shows to make the spirit of the season come alive.

For more information, visit christmastown.com/va.

Unwrap the gift of Christmas Town starting Nov. 16 select days through Jan. 5, 2020. 

Friday, December 6, 2019 -
2:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, December 07, 2019
P5 Parking Lot
411 Francis St. W Williamsburg 23185
December 7, 2019, 8am - 12pm

The Williamsburg Farmers Market is relocated to the P5 Parking Lot this week for the Christmas Parade. The Market is 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.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Main Street
301 Main Street Yorktown 23690
December 7, 2019, 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. More than 50 vendors line the street selling everything from nautical paintings to roasted chestnuts to Christmas wreaths! The Town Crier will ring in the market at 10 a.m., followed by a performance from the Fifes and Drums of York Town to officially open the market.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Riverwalk Landing Piers
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 7, 2019, 6pm - 8pm

If you're ready to get into the holiday spirit, you'll want to put this one on your calendar! Join us at the Yorktown Waterfront from 6-8 p.m. Pre-parade festivities start at 6 and include caroling around a beach bonfire, a musical performance by the Fifes & Drums of Yorktown, and complimentary hot cider. The boats will finish out the evening, as they make their way down the river in a dazzling show of lights that starts at 7 p.m.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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 7, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Dec 14, 2019
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Blvd. Williamsburg 23185
November 16, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 17, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 22, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 23, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 24, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 29, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 30, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 1, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 6, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 7, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 8 - 13, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 14, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 15 - 20, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 21, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 22 - 24, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 26 - 27, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 28, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 29, 2019 - January 1, 2020, 2pm - 10pm
January 2 - 5, 2020, 2pm - 9pm

Christmas Town is a family-friendly holiday event offering more than 10 million lights, a Christmas Town Express holiday-themed train ride experience, festive food and drink, unique holiday shopping and heart-warming shows to make the spirit of the season come alive.

For more information, visit christmastown.com/va.

Unwrap the gift of Christmas Town starting Nov. 16 select days through Jan. 5, 2020. 

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm

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