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As we begin to reflect on what we’re grateful for, a few things remain constant: our family, our friends, shelter over our heads, and food on our plates. Thanksgiving week is full of festive events for the whole family, and where better to celebrate and share the season’s traditions than the home of living history? Here’s how you can give thanks in Colonial Williamsburg…
Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia
Explore 17th-century culinary practices of Virginia at Jamestown Settlement for the Foods and Feasts Festival. There will be a Thanksgiving Day dinner available on a first-come, first-served basis, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Jamestown Settlement Cafe.
Keep the celebration going all weekend long by enjoying family-friendly programs and demonstrations during this annual event on Friday and Saturday. Learn about how food was gathered, preserved and prepared by Virginia’s English colonists and Powhatan Indians.
Admission is $18 for adults and $9 for ages 6-12. Save with a value-priced combination ticket to American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, $30 for adults, $15 ages 6-12. Children ages 5 and under are free.
One of our favorite ways to get into the holiday spirit AND give thanks in Colonial Williamsburg… Ice Skating! There’s something so magical about spinning around on the ice, smiling and laughing with loved ones, and then enjoying hot cider, cocoa, coffee or another tasty treat afterwards.
Located on the historic Duke of Gloucester Street, the Liberty Ice Pavilion is open daily, now through February 26 (including holidays!). Purchase a season pass or one-day skate ticket.
The Museums of Colonial Williamsburg are gearing up to kick off this holiday season starting with the Art-Full Tree! The Folk Art Christmas tree is a 60+ year tradition, welcoming all to come and admire the 16-foot Christmas Tree. Feel inspired by the beauty, and then create an ornament to take home to your tree! Tours for the public start on November 30!
Learn more about admission and upcoming activities HERE.
Beginning on November 27, take a nature walk on the outdoor trail and through the Dinosaur Discovery Trail village filled with glimmering lights! This is the perfect experience for you and your whole family to get into the holiday spirit! Enjoy a candy cane treat, cookies and hot cocoa, and take home some of your own glow with light-up toys available for purchase.
This tour will take place at the Virginia Living Museum, tickets are $12 for non-members, $9 for VLM members, kids ages 2 and under are free.
We hope you enjoy these opportunities to give thanks in Colonial Williamsburg during your next stay with King’s Creek. Have a very happy Thanksgiving and a magical holiday season!