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Winters in Williamsburg Survival Guide

The dreaded winter is officially here. It’s cold outside, but here at King’s Creek, the good times are just heating up! Don’t let the winter months keep you from enjoying this change in season! Come explore all of the wonders the Greater Williamsburg has to offer. Check out our winters in Williamsburg survival guide for 6 ways to keep the extreme temps extremely fun!

  1. Winter Blues… in a good way.

One way to escape the frigid weather is by embracing the winter blues! Williamsburg will be hosting their 6th annual Winter Blues Jazz Festival. This four-day event will take place over Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, January 16-19, 2020! Come and enjoy talented performers and enriching blues and jazz music. 

The venues for this event include the Williamsburg Winery, the Williamsburg Lodge, Tent Central and other unique spaces. Visit here to purchase tickets:

  1. Amusing Indoor Museums

When temperature is freezing, indoor museums become our favorite hotspots! If you like exploring, and the outdoors are too cold for comfort, we recommend these stops on our winters in Williamsburg survival guide. 

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown… learn about our Nation’s history and founding through galleries with interactive exhibits, videos, preserved artifacts and immersive environments with dramatic special effects.  

Ripley’s Believe It or Not… Here you can navigate through wild surprises and thrilling adventures with the whole family. Skip the outdoor activities come see over 350 shocking exhibits and artifacts that are sure to amaze!

Colonial Williamsburg… home to two world-class art museums, this 18th century city is a sweet escape from the bitter cold. The Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum holds one of the largest collections in the world of American folk art. The Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum holds 15 galleries displaying furniture, metals, ceramics, glass, paintings, prints, firearms, and textiles from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. 

Virginia Living Museum… this museum features 250 animal species and 450 animal species, so you can learn all about Virginia’s native living organisms. This amazing destination serves to connect people to nature through educational experiences that promote conservation. 

  1. Hit the Rinks

We love a little frozen fun! Visit Liberty’s Ice Pavilion through February 18th, located on Duke of Gloucester Street in Williamsburg. Ice skating is a great way to welcome the colder temps and make the most of it! Afterwards, warm up your taste buds with some hot cocoa or hot cider from Chowning’s Tavern and enjoy performances from local musicians and performers. 

  1. Cabin Fever Concert Series

Visit the Freight Shed at Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown for the Cabin Fever Concert Series. Enjoy an intimate concert setting hosting some of the area’s top musicians. There will be a variety of genres featured, ranging from jazz to indie rock to traditional Irish music, and so much more! 

Shows will be held on Thursdays from 7 – 8:30 PM, starting January 30th. Doors open at 6:30 PM, seating is limited! 

  1. Find Comfort Food

One of our favorite ways to warm up is finding a yummy hot meal to enjoy! For those with big appetites and small tolerances for the cold, add a top-rated Williamsburg restaurant to your wintry mix. 

The Fat Canary Enjoy a seasonal dish from this contemporary bistro, which features upscale dining and a high energy bar. This stop is recognized as one of the 100 best restaurants for foodies. 

Yorktown Pub… Located within walking distance from Riverwalk Landing, right across from Yorktown Beach, Yorktown Pub is a local favorite. Try one of their fresh seafood options, including oysters, scallops, and freshly-caught, local fish.

Landmark Restaurant… If you’re hanging around Jamestown for the day, this is a great place to grab a bite. Landmark features four different dining areas, including a main dining, bar and lounge, outdoor dining and a banquet room. Come enjoy great food and a great experience. 

6.Use the Booze

For the beer and wine connoisseurs, Williamsburg has some excellent finds to warm up your taste buds! 

Aleworks Brewing Company… features on-site brewing and boasts one of the finest microbreweries in Virginia. They featuring six beers year-round, as well as a variety of seasonal beers with limited releases. 

Williamsburg Winery… If beer doesn’t quite pique your fancy, Williamsburg Winery is another great option to taste the local flavors. With over 50 acres of surrounding vineyards along gently rolling hills, visiting here ensures an experience as fine as the wine! 



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