Christmas Dining in Williamsburg

Christmas is a magical time in Williamsburg — and one of the best parts of the holidays is the holiday food. From Thanksgiving dinner to Cookies with Santa, there’s a special dining event just for you!​


Christmas/Christmas Eve Dining

Christmas Dinner at Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Taverns Campbell’s King’s Arms, Shield’s & Chowning’s 
December 25, 1 - 7:30 pm

Ring in Christmas in 18th-century style while savoring traditional three course holiday fare and 18-century music. Take your pick among the Historic Area’s four Taverns for an equally merry and delicious experience. Reservations required. $70.95 adults & $24.95 children 6-12; includes tax and gratuity.

Tavern Christmas Breakfast @ King’s Arms & Shield’s 
December 25, seating 8:45-9:15, limited 

Celebrate Christmas morning with a delightful breakfast in an 18th-century atmosphere. $25.95 adults & $15.95 children 3-10; includes tax and gratuity. 
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 1-855-711-0885.

Christmas Day Brunch - Williamsburg Lodge, Virginia Room 
December 25, 10-2PM seatings

Gather the family to enjoy a sumptuous buffet featuring seafood treasures of the Atlantic, including shrimp cocktail and house-smoked salmon. Feast on holiday roast meat and freshly prepared omelets, pasta dishes, and artisan cheeses, as well as antipasto selections, and marinated salads. Be sure to save room for the spectacular desserts!  
Reservations are required: $65.95 for adults, $36.95 for youth ages 3-10; includes tax and gratuity. Children 2 and under are free. 

Christmas Day Buffet - Williamsburg Inn, Regency Room 
December 25, 12-4PM seating

Enjoy a beautiful festive Christmas Day at the Williamsburg Inn’s Grand Regency Room. Be delighted with a wide selection of Regency favorites from the buffet with chef stations, live entertainment, beautiful views of the Golden Horseshoe Golf Course and available beverage selections for purchase.    
Dress Code: Business Casual, Reservations required: $99.95 adults, 

Christmas Eve/Day at The Whaling Company
December 24, 4 - 9 pm
December 25, hours TBD

Christmas Eve at The Trellis
December 24, 5 – 8:30 pm

Menu items include Acorn Squash Soup, Seared Pork Medallions, Pumpkin Praline Tart, and more!


New Year’s Dining

New Year’s Brunch Buffet - Williamsburg Inn, Regency Room
January 1, 2018 12-3:30 PM

Bring in the new year at the Williamsburg Inn’s Grand Regency Room. Enjoy a wide selection of Regency favorites from the Brunch buffet with chef stations, live entertainment, beautiful views of the Golden Horseshoe Golf Course and available beverage selections for purchase. Three seatings: 12PM, 12:30PM, 1PM. Dress Code: Business Casual. $99.95 adults.

New Year’s Eve/Day at The Whaling Company
December 31, 4 - 10 pm
 
January 1, 4 - 8 pm

Aberdeen Barn Williamsburg
December 31 & January 1

Open for regular business hours. 

Riverwalk Restaurant’s New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner
December 31, 5pm – 9pm

Join us for an extravaganza in Yorktown to ring in the New Year.  Seating begins at 5:00 pm and ends at 9:00 pm.  757.875.1522 

New Year’s Eve at The Trellis
December 31, 5 - 10 pm

We are VERY HAPPY to announce that The Hark will be back with us once again for a fantastic New Year’s Eve celebration! The Hark will start the first of three sets of live music at 8:30 PM with an acoustic set. At 10 PM the full band will play straight through until 2016.Call The Trellis for reservations.


Special Events

Busch Gardens Christmas Town – General Dining
November 21 – December 31 (Select Dates)

Busch Gardens offer a variety of holiday dining options, including a traditional turkey dinner, hot chocolate, festive confectioneries and so much more!  See website.

Busch Gardens Christmas Town – Dine with Rudolph & Friends 
November 21 – December 31 (Select Dates)

This buffet lunch located at Dasher's Diner™ in Holiday Hills™ offers a carving station, pasta and salad bar, kid-friendly foods and other holiday favorites to indulge in while you mingle with Rudolph and Clarice. After your meal, enjoy priority access to Rudolph's Winter Wonderland with more than six photo opportunities throughout this themed area.

Busch Gardens Christmas Town – Santa’s Fireside Feast 
November 21 – December 31 (Select Dates)

You’re invited to Santa’s Fireside Feast in Ireland’s Castle O’Sullivan’s grand dining room. It is Christmas Town ’s most intimate and exclusive event of the season. Guests gather cozily as Santa captures the attention of the entire family while recounting a classic Christmas story. Santa’s elves have prepared a scrumptious buffet feast, and Mrs. Claus bustles around the dining room, passing the cookie tray and holiday cheer. This is one dinner children are unlikely to ever forget.

Busch Gardens Christmas Town – Tastes of Christmas Town 
November 21 – December 31 (Select Dates)

Enjoy reserved seating in Das Festhaus to Deck the Halls and an all-you-care-to-eat dinner buffet featuring carved roasted sirloin and turkey, chicken alfredo, BBQ pork sliders, bratwurst, rotini with marinara sauce, baked potato bar, macaroni & cheese, chicken nuggets, variety of Christmas Town soups and sides, tossed salad, assorted rolls, desserts and soft drinks. Limited days available.

Grand Illumination Brunch Buffet - Williamsburg Inn, Regency Room
December 3, 12-1PM seating’s

Celebrate Colonial Williamsburg’s Grand Illumination at the Williamsburg Inn’s Grand Regency Room. Enjoy a wide selection of Regency favorites from the Brunch buffet with chef stations, live entertainment, beautiful views of the Golden Horseshoe Golf Course and available beverage selections for purchase.  Dress Code: Business Casual

Mrs. Campbell's Holiday Tea
December 2, 9, 16, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30; Time: 1:30-2:30 pm

Join Mrs. Campbell and her contemporaries for entertaining discussions of 18th-century holiday traditions accompanied by afternoon tea. Enjoy savory bites, breads, and sweets, while melodies on the harp set the holiday mood. Cost is $24.95/person. 

Williamsburg Lodge Gingerbread Village 
November 28, 10:30 am - 12 pm

Have you ever looked at a gingerbread house and wondered, "How do they do that?" Gather 'round as the Williamsburg Lodge chefs and their pastry elves construct the Williamsburg Lodge's gingerbread village. Watching can be thirsty work; warm apple cider, hot chocolate, and cookies will be available for purchase. Open to the public; no event ticket required.

Williamsburg Inn Holiday Tea
December 1, 2, 4-11, 14-23, 26-30; Time: 3 - 4:30 pm

Celebrate the season in the festive atmosphere and elegance of the Williamsburg Inn whilst sipping on freshly brewed teas and relishing the flavors of scones, sandwiches, pastries and chocalates. Sample the Inn's special holiday blend or enhance your experience with a glass of sparkling wine or cider while beautiful music fills the air. Dress Code: Resort Casual. Reservations are required. Adults $49.95; children ages 3-10 $24.95; ages 2 and under, $12.95, inclusive of tax and gratuity.   

Holiday Breakfast - King's Arms Tavern
December dates (see website for times)

Break your fast at the King’s Arms Tavern with fellow patriots. Enjoy delicious fare, spirited conversation, and 18th-century music, while you plot out your day. Adults $25.95, children 3-10 $15.95, children under 3 free. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 1-855-421-0477.

Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia
November 23-25, 2017

Long before microwaves, electric stoves and refrigerators, food was prepared in clay pots and iron kettles over hot coals and preserved by smoking and salt curing. This Thanksgiving holiday, explore foodways of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia during “Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia,” a three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day. Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.   Admission ticket is required.  Food preparation is for demonstration purposes only.

Grand Illumination Dinner - Chowning's Tavern
December 3, 4:15 - 8:15 pm
Grand Illumination kicks off our holiday season, come celebrate with us. Join us for a festive holiday meal that includes your choice of starter, entrée and dessert all while being serenaded by tavern music. Reservations required. $70.95 adults & $24.95 children 6-12; includes tax and gratuity. (apply for all).

Grand Illumination Dinner - Shields Tavern
December 3, 4:15 - 8:15 pm

A wonderful way to begin a spectacular evening! Join us for traditional tavern fare and 18th-century entertainment. Reservations required. $70.95 adults & $24.95 children 6-12; includes tax and gratuity.

Grand Illumination Dinner - King's Arms Tavern 
December 3, 4:15 - 8:15 pm

A wonderful way to begin a spectacular evening! Join us for traditional tavern fare and 18th-century entertainment. Reservations required. $70.95 adults & $24.95 children 6-12; includes tax and gratuity.

Grand Illumination Dinner - Campbell's Tavern – ALMOST SOLD OUT
December 3, 4:15 - 8:15 pm

A wonderful way to begin a spectacular evening! Join us for traditional tavern fare and 18th-century entertainment. Reservations required. $70.95 adults & $24.95 children 6-12; includes tax and gratuity.

An Evening with Charles Dickens at the Williamsburg Inn
December 13 & 14, 7:00 pm 
 
Unique entertainment highlights an unforgettable dining experience. Join Gerald Charles Dickens, great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, as he presents an energetic, one-man retelling of the classic "A Christmas Carol." Staged during an elegant banquet featuring world-class cuisine, this event has become a Colonial Williamsburg holiday favorite. SPACES FILLING UP QUICKLY. Reservations Required: $124.95 adults. 

Holiday Tea with Charles Dickens - Williamsburg Inn, Regency Room
December 12 & 13, 2:30-4:30PM

Enjoy a unique holiday classic: an English afternoon tea and a one-man performance of "A Christmas Carol" by Gerald Dickens, the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens. 


Wine, Beer & Spirits

Thomas Jefferson Wine Dinner - King’s Arms Tavern  
December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – 7:30-10PM
Dine in the company of Thomas Jefferson on a delightful combination of his favorite fare and colonial libations, and enjoy hearing his reflections on his world travels. Open seating; no private tables. 
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 1-844-204-8848. $145.00  per person; includes tax and gratuity.

Thursty Thursdays, Holiday Brews & Chews - Taste Studio – Colonial Williamsburg 
December 14 & 28, 6-7PM
Satisfy your festive cheer with amazing beer! Join Chef Chris for a pairing of seasonal foods with select Virginia Craft Brews. Six beers, three dishes, one chef, and a partridge in a pear tree. Tickets required: $55.00

Tis the Season for Eggnog! - Taste Studio – Colonial Williamsburg 
December 9, 13, 16, 10-11:30PM
Nothing tastes quite like the holidays as eggnog does. Chef has crafted three fantastic recipes using this delicious holiday treat. Learn about the rich history of eggnog and taste chef's creations. Oh, Chef will be making his famous Eggnog as well! Tickets required: $50.95

Holiday Wine Tasting - Taste Studio – Colonial Williamsburg 
December 6, 13, 20 3-4PM 

Make this the most cheerful of holidays as you add a Saintly Wine Pairing to your season. Join us at the Taste Studio to savor five sanctified wines whose labels make reference to saints. To accompany the wine, the kitchen will dazzle our palates with four food pairings worth shimmying down a chimney for. Caution: your renewed holiday spirit may lead to the careful hanging of stockings. Tickets required: $55.00


Holiday Treats

Gingerbread is in the air!  (Chef Demo) - Taste Studio – Colonial Williamsburg 
December 20, 23, 27  10-11:30AM 

Warm Spices, creative recipes and rich history bring gingerbread to life in the Taste Studio. The scent of gingerbread is filling the Studio with cheer as Chef dives into recipes from the holiday collection and new creations for all to sample! Tickets required: $50.95

Exploring American Heritage Chocolate - Taste Studio – Colonial Williamsburg 
December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 2 – 3:30 pm

Join us in the Taste Studio for an exploration into one of most unique and historic chocolates in the Americas. Learn about the rich history of chocolate and what makes American Heritage Historic Chocolate, a MARS Company product, so dynamic in flavor. Chef will demonstrate the wide range of this 18th-century chocolate while imparting great flavor to modern recipes from savory to ice-cream! Tickets required: $40.00

Festive Hor D’Oeuvres (Chef Demo)
December 2 & 6, 10-11:30AM 

Getting ready for your holiday parties can be challenging especially if your stuck trying to figure out your appetizers offering. Chef has just the right recipes to put you at ease!  Join us at the Taste Studio for great ideas that are ready for home! Tickets required: $50.95

Breakfast with Santa
December 9, 8:30am – 10:30am

Join Santa and Mrs. Claus, our special guests from the North Pole, for a kid-friendly breakfast. Experience the enchantment on the children's faces as they relay their Christmas wish list to Santa. Special treats for the kids. Riverwalk Restaurant in Yorktown. Seating is limited. Tickets Required. 757.875.1522 

Cookies with Santa
December 3, 1pm – 4pm

Christmas is alive at York Hall where children and parents can visit with Santa Claus, enjoy some tasty treats, and shop for holiday gifts in the Gallery at York Hall. Cameras are encouraged. The Gallery at York Hall is also a charming place to shop for the holidays. 301 Main Street. Free Event. 757.890.4490


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