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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E.g., 10/15/2019
E.g., 10/15/2019
Saturday, December 07, 2019
Kimball Theatre
428 W. Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
December 7 - 8, 2019, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Repeats Daily.
December 7 - 8, 2019, 3am - 4pm

Kick off your holiday season with the WSO during Grand Illumination weekend! Share in joyful holiday classics, familiar themes, and beloved carols with family and friends.Featuring the orchestra under guest conductor Silas Huff with soloist Tommy Wazelle. Tickets are $30 adults/$15 students at www.williamsburgsymphony.org.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Dec 08, 2019
Sunday, December 08, 2019
York Hall
301 Main Street Yorktown 23690
December 8, 2019, 1pm - 4pm

The Gallery at York Hall is excited to host Cookies with Santa. Children and parents can visit with Santa, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and do some holiday shopping too! The Gallery is filled with local one-of-a-kind art in all mediums. For more information on specific exhibits, call the Gallery at York Hall. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to bring their cameras to this fun-filled family event.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News, VA 23606
Every Second Sunday. Repeats Monthly.
July 14 - August 11, 2019, 5pm - 7pm
Every Second Sunday. Repeats Monthly.
September 8 - December 8, 2019, 9am - 11am

Have a family member, friend, or loved one that needs a tailored museum experience? Join us for Friendly Hours on the second Sunday of each month. Friendly Hours is an inclusive time where guests with mobility, cognitive, or physical challenges can experience the Museum in a less crowded environment with reduced sound and lighting. Space is limited, so please register in advance to let us know you are coming.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Repeats every 1 month(s), on the second Sunday of the month, ends on Aug 11, 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 8, 2019 -
2:00pm to 10:00pm
Monday, December 09, 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 9, 2019 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, ends on Dec 30, 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. 

Monday, December 9, 2019 -
2:00pm to 10:00pm
Tuesday, December 10, 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. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 -
2:00pm to 10:00pm
Wednesday, December 11, 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. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 -
2:00pm to 10:00pm
Thursday, December 12, 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. 

Thursday, December 12, 2019 -
2:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday, December 13, 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, December 13, 2019 -
2:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
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 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.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
6:00am to 7:30am
Merchants Square
402 W Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
December 14, 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, December 14, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Riverwalk Restaurant
323 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 14, 2019, 8:30am - 11am

Create special memories and start new family traditions during Riverwalk Restaurant's annual Breakfast with Santa.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
8:30am to 11:00am
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 14, 2019, 9am - 3pm

The holiday shopping season has officially kicked off in Yorktown! Browse the market for chowders and soups; baked goods including an assortment of cakes, breads, brownies, fudge, cookies; jams, jellies, and honey; holiday wreaths and garland; candles and soaps; and local quality art! Look for colonial crafts and games, holiday music, and other hands-on activities.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
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 14, 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 14, 2019 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, December 15, 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 15, 2019 -
2:00pm to 10:00pm
Monday, December 16, 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 16, 2019 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, ends on Dec 30, 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. 

Monday, December 16, 2019 -
2:00pm to 10:00pm
Tuesday, December 17, 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. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 -
2:00pm to 10:00pm
Wednesday, December 18, 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. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 -
2:00pm to 10:00pm
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Colonial WIlliamsburg - Market Square
West Duke of Gloucester St. Williamsburg 23185

Make this annual community event part of your Christmas tradition. Gather for a special reading of "The Night Before Christmas" and learn about the first Christmas tree in the United States. Join in singing classic Christmas carols and watch as the large evergreen tree on Market Square is lighted. Cosponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg and Colonial Williamsburg.The event is Thursday, December 19th from 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST.

Thursday, December 19, 2019 -
5:00am to 5:30am
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. 

Thursday, December 19, 2019 -
2:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday, December 20, 2019
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
200 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 20 - 31, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Christmastide in Virginia at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown recalls 17th- and 18th-century holiday traditions through special interpretive programs and musical entertainment of the period.

Friday, December 20, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm

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