Don’t Miss the Holiday Shopping Bonanza in Williamsburg!

From incomparable outlet fashions to authentic colonial reproductions to Christmas decorations and candles to original artwork, Greater Williamsburg offers gifts galore for everyone on your list.

Shopping at Busch Gardens Christmas Town
Yankee Candle Christmas Village
Father Christmas in Merchants Square

It's ok, really it is, to admit you know exactly how many shopping days are left until Christmas. 

As you count down, here is a gift from Greater Williamsburg, a selection of stops guaranteed to let you cross off everything on your list.

Discover the Premium in Williamsburg Premium Outlets

Stretch your dollars at the more than 120 stores of Williamsburg Premium Outlets. You'll find deals for 25 percent to 65 percent off and that word "premium" in the name is not an accident. These are the best of the best. Browse through Burberry, Calvin Klein, Nike, the Coach Outlet, Oakley, Ralph Lauren, L'Occitane, Swarovski, Waterford and others.  

Make Merry in the Mistletoe Marketplace

At Busch Gardens, Christmas is a month-long celebration with shows, lights and, of course, shopping. Stop by the Mistletoe Marketplace where you can stroll through a traditional German outdoor market complete with local vendors who specialize in art projects. This is where you can find a unique treasure for those picky art lovers on your Christmas list.

Shop, Gawk, and Celebrate at Yankee Candle Village

Nothing compares to Yankee Candle Village during the holiday shopping season. With more than 45,000 square feet of interactive shopping and fun, you will linger here, wrapped in the warmth of the season. Stroll through the Holiday Park with more than 40,000 ornaments and 250,000 candles. Enjoy original animated musical entertainment and other activities. Don't miss the tree lighting on Nov. 18.

Stroll Down Main Street

The Christmas Market on Yorktown's historic Main Street is a perfect occasion to find a gift and enjoy the spirit of the season. It runs from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. on Dec. 2.

Explore a New Town

With 43 shops, New Town is a place to cross plenty off your list. You'll find everything here from bikes to beauty products, clothes to comic books, and cigars to secrets — Victoria's Secret, that is.

Head Down to the Square

With more than 40 shops and restaurants, Merchants Square is the hip holiday place to shop. In this 18th-century style retail village, you'll find unique home accessories, jewelry, kitchen essentials, clothing, fine art, shoes and even sweets all within easy walking distance. Don’t miss an opportunity to buy colonial-style gifts from retailers such as Everything Williamsburg, the Williamsburg Craft House and Williamsburg at Home.

Go to the River

For more unique gifts, consider Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown, a collection of waterfront shops that offers clothing, jewelry, quilts, art, patriotic items, home decor, and more. Check out Auntie M's American Cottage, which sells handcrafted art from American artists and craftspeople from all over the country; Viccellio Goldsmith, for his distinctive fine jewelry; and The Yorktown Onion, for its fine art and high-end home accessories.

Step into the Gift of History

The historic area at Colonial Williamsburg alone could make everyone on your list smile at the ingenious gift choices you've made for them. There are more than a dozen shops. At the John Greenhow Store, you'll find imported porcelain, pewter, leather and tinware. At the Golden Ball, silversmiths fashion one-of-a-kind jewelry, including earrings, pendants and rings. The Prentis Store sells handcrafted leather goods, iron hardware, tools, reproduction furniture, and pottery, plus men’s colonial clothing and Native American crafts.

All that shopping is sure to work up an appetite. Enjoy the area's best farm-to-table dining and brunches. Check out other things to do and start planning your holiday visit now.