New Year's in Williamsburg

It's time to celebrate a great year and toast to a new beginning. Give the year a proper farewell in Williamsburg.

Lights display at Christmas Town Busch Gardens
Lights display at Christmas Town Busch Gardens
Fireworks over the Palace at Colonial Williamsburg

What better night to mark the end of Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Celebration? Dazzling shows and more than 5 million twinkling lights will enhance your experience while you sip Busch Gardens' signature peppermint fudge hot chocolate. Stop for a photo op in front of the park's 50-foot-tall, light-animated Christmas tree. For more information, including a complete operating schedule, visit or call (800) 343-7946.

Colonial Williamsburg wishes you a Happy Hogmanay! With the suppression of Christmas celebrations being mandated by the government in the 17th century, Scotland turned to New Year's Eve for its end-of-year frivolity, a tradition that remains strong to this day. Celebrate the Scotsman's greatest day with songs, tunes and stories to welcome in the new year.

For families, there's First Night Williamsburg. This festive celebration kicks off with a kids' show. Then enjoy live entertainment, plus fireworks! Call (757) 258-5153 or visit for more information.

To learn about additional ways to celebrate the New Year, visit our calendar of events.

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