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This Weekend in the ‘Burg

They say a sign of a rich, fulfilling life is that you fill your days with things that excite you. If you’re staying at King’s Creek Plantation this month, you’re in luck! Williamsburg has plenty of enriching holiday activities that fit the bill. Here are 7 ways that you and your family can enjoy the upcoming weekend together.

Live Acoustic Music by Jocelyn Oldham

Where: Brass Cannon Brewing
When: Friday, December 16

Come experience local music legend Jocelyn Oldham at Brass Canon Brewing (one of the stops on the Williamsburg Tasting Trail)! Jocelyn’s gorgeous voice pairs with the happy notes of her guitar and ukulele to please every generation in your family.

Breakfast with Santa 
Honeybutter’s Kitchen at Candle Factory

When: Saturday, December 17

Some day, your little ones will be all grown up. Now’s your chance to give them one of those rare, magical childhood moments! Reserve your spot to have breakfast with Santa this Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Children will receive a gift to take home, enjoy holiday activities and meet the Jolly Old Elf himself!

The Nutcracker Ballet with the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra
Where: William and Mary’s Phi Beta Kappa Hall
When: Friday, December 16 (at 2 and 7:30 p.m.) and Saturday, December 17 (at 2 p.m.)

Get all dolled up for a Christmas classic—the Virginia Regional Ballet’s 10th annual production of The Nutcracker! This year, you’ll experience the talents of guest principal dancers from the New York City Ballet. Theatre lovers will not want to miss this stunning holiday performance.

Holiday Light Flights
Williamsburg Flight Center

When: Through December 24

We’re willing to bet this is an experience unlike any you’ve ever had. The Williamsburg Flight Center proudly presents a personalized air tour to view the millions of holiday lights in the area, including Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town light display! You and your kids will be talking about these 30 minutes of magic for years to come.

A Colonial Christmas
Where: Jamestown Settlement

When: Through December 31

From December 23-31, the Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will be celebrating the season with festivities featuring period musical entertainment, a holiday film and a fascinating comparison between 17th-and 18th-century English Christmas customs and how early colonists may have observed the season. There’s no other hands-on learning opportunity like this!

Laser Holidays
Where: The Virginia Living Museum

When: Through December 31

Come to the Virginia Living Museum’s planetarium theater to watch favorite songs like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and other timeless holiday hits reimagined to the dazzling flickers and pulses of laser lights!


Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star
Where: The Virginia Living Museum

When: Through December 31

If lasers light shows aren’t your thing, you can still experience the Virginia Living Museum’s state-of-the-art planetarium. “Star of Wonder” is an incredible film exploration of the journey of the Magi, with archaeological clues that can help us to understand the mysterious appearance of the Star of Bethlehem.

If there’s one thing King’s Creek is good at, it’s being the setting for unforgettable family memories. Create yours with us this holiday season and all year round!

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