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Every time the calendar flips to a new year, we think about and plan what we want to do in the upcoming year. If your resolution is to try new things, then this is the post for you!
Here are four new things happening in Williamsburg and the surrounding area. Which one will you try?
This is the perfect option for anyone who 1. loves roller coasters, or 2. wants to become someone who loves roller coasters. Just a few years ago, Pantheon made its debut at the world’s most beautiful theme park, and this spring, theme park enthusiasts are looking forward to North America’s first all-indoor straddle coaster: DarKoaster. This ride has a winter theme that delivers a breathtaking experience, with snowmobiles that race through total darkness while changing course to avoid the elements. Expect some big thrills on this exciting, family-friendly ride! Check out ticket discounts and Groupon for 2023 here and get the package that’s right for your family.
If you’re inclined to like history, come see the latest permanent exhibition to appear in Colonial Williamsburg. The Bray School is an 18th-century building that was uncovered by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the College of William & Mary. The Bray School is one of the first schools for Black students in North America, and on February 10 it will move to its new location in historic Colonial Williamsburg. The move marks a new chapter for the building, which was built in 1760 and will support Williamsburg’s intentionally inclusive approach to teaching and researching American history. Come visit at your leisure, or attend the 30-minute ceremony on the lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg to commemorate the building and learn its fascinating history.
Black History Month
There’s so much going on in Colonial Williamsburg to celebrate Black History Month, but fabulous programming is actually going on all over the Historic Triangle! From Williamsburg to Yorktown to Newport News, Virginia, you can expand your knowledge to learn more about our country’s history and the people who helped build it. What a wonderful opportunity!
Have you ever experienced the power of a ballet performance? On February 25, the Williamsburg Library Theatre and The Movement Ballet will present Grit & Grace: Ballet Heroines of the 19th Century. Watch the ghosts of heartbroken young women, joyful brides, and courageous princesses come to life in this new Williamsburg tradition. Come and enjoy an afternoon of music and dance, and celebrate the enduring power of classical ballet and the community’s young performing artists. Get tickets here.