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Christmas is undeniably the most wonderful time of year! Between the merry traditions, the heartwarming family time, and the magical memories made every year, we think it’s important to make this season count! Are you dreaming of a Williamsburg Christmas? Luckily, we know just what you can do to make this holiday even more meaningful…
When you stay with King’s Creek in December, you’re reminded of the reason for the season! Jingle all the way through our Williamsburg Wonderland, where you’ll find comfort and joy in our favorite holiday activities!
Rockin’ Around Christmas Town
Busch Gardens is a local treasure all year-round, but the holiday season makes the world’s most beautiful amusement park even more spectacular! From November 16th through January 5th, theme park fully transforms into a picturesque Christmas Town.
This year, Christmas will shine bright with the breathtaking light display, made up of over 10 million lights! Immerse yourself in the holiday magic by navigating through tree mazes, singing along with live shows and visiting Santa & Rudolf. You don’t want to miss out on one of the top theme parks of the holidays!
A Claus for Celebration
This year, we want to make sure you get the inside scoop! There have been quite a few Santa sightings in the Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown. Here are some places you can find him if you’re looking to maneuver your way onto the nice list…
Visit Santa’s Workshop
When you visit Christmas Town at Busch Garden you can catch a glimpse of Mr. and Mrs. Claus hard at work in the North Pole! Get your sneak peak through their snow covered windows, between two reindeer stables, and say hello to his trusty elf attendants! Children can have a chance to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what’s on their wish list! Don’t leave without a picture with Santa to remember this magical time.
Stroll through Historic Yorktown
Historic Yorktown is one of Santa’s favorite hotspots! He is known to pay a visit to the Yorktown Market Days and join in the Toyland Parade. Bear witness to his jolly spirit and feel the spread of Christmas cheer! At Riverwalk Restaurant in Yorktown, you can even join him and the Mrs. for breakfast! To learn more about breakfast with Santa, call (757)-875-1522.
Venture to Merchant Square
You can also stop by Colonial Williamsburg’s very own Merchant Square for your chance to greet St. Nick! You can visit the Farmer’s Market from 8 AM until 12 PM and hang with Santa here on weekends throughout the season! Check the schedule for more details visit here.
Festive Family Fun
There are a few activities that are tried and true when it comes to embracing the essence of Christmas! Here’s the shortlist of activities you simply HAVE to partake in if you’re dreaming of a Williamsburg Christmas.
Go Ice Skating
Glide into the season in a pair of skates at Liberty Ice Pavilion! Ice skating is not only a fun and enjoyable activity for people of all ages, but it is also basically a social obligation as you prepare for the holidays. Bring your family or friends and show off your sensational tricks…or just enjoy skating at your own pace!
Enjoy the Sounds of the Season
One of the best ways to get into the holiday mood is listening to Christmas music! Join Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra for their annual Holiday Pops Concert. Enjoy a world-class performance of wonderful holiday classics and beloved carols on December 7th and 8th, in the heart of Williamsburg, VA. Tickets may be purchased here.
Finally, our last stop recommendation for those dreaming of a Williamsburg Christmas— learn the value of tradition. When you visit the Historic Triangle in December, you’re experiencing a nostalgic celebration of the holiday. Share memories old and new by learning 18th-century dances, joining the parties at Raleigh Tavern, and witnessing performances like A Christmas Remembered. Explore the rich history and timeless wonders with a Colonial Christmas this year!