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Happy Holidays! Find family activities and events for the weekend. If you don't find the perfect fit below then visit our Daily Calendar for all the events! 

Calendar Highlights

Turkey Trot 5K and Fun Run - Blue Talon Bistro - Thursday, November 24

There is still time to sign up (the whole family) for this family friendly Thanksgiving morning race!  You can run, walk or skip the 5k or join in the 1 Mile Fun Run.  The 5K takes you through CW and W&M.  Make sure to stay for the after party - the raffles alone are worth it!  Costumes are encouraged. Learn more and sign up for the annual Blue Talon Bistro Turkey Trot 5K More Info

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Thanksgiving Day Proclamation - Hennage Auditorium - Thursday November 24

President George Washington proclaimed Thursday, November 26, 1789, a day of “public thanksgiving and prayer.” Hear from President Washington on the 233rd anniversary of this day of Thanksgiving.  ... More Info

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Liberty Ice Pavilion in Colonial Williamsburg is Open Daily including Thanksgiving Day

Ice skate with your family and friends on Duke of Gloucester Street. If you think you will go more than a few times between now and February 26 then consider getting a Skate Season Pass.  If you have your own skates you can bring them with you. ... More Info

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Celebration in Lights at Newport News Park Opens Thanksgiving Night

Celebration in Lights is two miles of dazzling holiday light displays set amongst the beautiful woods and waterways at Newport News Park.  More Info

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Williamsburg Christmas Market Opens on Friday November 25 and continues on Saturday and Sunday

Williamsburg Christmas Market, a European-Style Christmas Market will have 32 chalets, live entertainment, gluhwein (warm spiced wine), craft beers, fire pits, & delicious market food from local restaurants.as well as photo ops with Santa. This year the event is being held in a new location...See all the dates, times and new location here

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School Crossing Black Friday Sale - 20% off Everything You Fit in the Bag on Friday, November 25

This is the biggest event of the season at School Crossing! Everything you can fit in their handled shopping bag (see above image) will be Discounted by 20%. This is an AWESOME deal! They sell at MSRP so this is 20% off that... More Info

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The Santa Experience - Downtown Williamsburg - Starts Friday, November 25

This is the 2nd Annual Santa Experience with Downtown Williamsburg.  You can book a time to get your pictures with Santa.  You can bring your whole family including the dog! You will receive the digital images so you can quickly make those Christmas cards!  It goes on daily through Dec 22 but book before they sell out! Pricing and available times here 

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Christmas Decorations Walking Tour - Colonial Williamsburg - Returns on Friday November 25

Wonder how they do it? How do the decorators decorate for Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg? Take this one hour walking tour and discuss the materials and construction techniques of these traditional holiday decorations.  Learn more

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USA vs England on the Big Screen - Virginia Beer Company - Friday, November 25

Since not everyone wants to go Black Friday shopping we thought some might enjoy this fun event!

Go Go USA! To celebrate this return to the world stage, for the first time ever VBC has installed a projector and a 180" screen — so everyone can experience every minute of LIVE Audio & Video feeds of the group stages and (hopefully) the knockout rounds!  Learn more

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Lighting of the Cressets - Duke of Gloucester St - Colonial Williamsburg - Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26

Cressets will light up Duke of Gloucester (DoG St) this Friday and Saturday! There are a lot of events going on in Colonial Williamsburg this weekend so make sure to come down and stay till at least 6 pm so you can see the street lit with an 18 Century glow. There are only two more Lighting of the Cresset nights on the CW calendar for this year!  More Info

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Brasswind LIVE - Revolution Golf and Grille - Friday, November 25

This is what Brasswind says about this event "It’s gonna be a Brasst of a time burning off that stuffing, biscuits, gravy, mashed potatoes, deviled eggs, turkey, ham, cranberry sauce, greens, beans, cornbread, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, macaroni & cheese, apple pie"…...More Info

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Williamsburg Farmers Market - Saturday, November 26 from 8 am to noon

Over 40 vendors will set up on Duke of Gloucester Street and in the P4 lot this Saturday. You just know that there will be holiday themed products this weekend as well as a variety of fresh seasonal produce, meats, baked goods, honey, cheese, cut flowers, handmade soaps, and more... See this weeks vendor list here

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Gingerbread Open House at the Williamsburg Lodge on Saturday, November 26

Get the first look at the new 2022 gingerbread house display that the talented pastry team has designed. You (or your kids) can also mail a letter to Santa. This year’s gingerbread village display had been inspired by our favorite cartoon characters. More Info

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Santa's Arrival in New Town! Milk & Cookies and Storytime with Santa - Saturday November 26th

Milk & Cookies and Storytime with Santa will occur on his arrival on Saturday, November 26th at 11 am, bring the kids for milk and cookies. Williamsburg Field Musick Fifes & Drums will be out & about on Saturdays & Sundays from 12 – 2 pm.  Santa will be in New Town during the weekends leading up to Christmas so you can get free pictures with him and your family (you get to snap them). Perfect time for your children to tell Santa their wish lists!  See dates and times here

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Holiday Wreath Making at Chippokes State Park - Saturday, November 26

This special event allows for you to try your hand at wreath making, using all-natural materials, just as 18th century colonists in the region would have done. Discover the best tips and tricks for creating your very own unique wreath.  All are welcome, beginner, amateur, or skilled wreath maker. Suggested donation of $5 per wreath is recommended. Coffee, hot chocolate & cookies served. ... More Info

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Book Your Magical Santa Session Now! Sara Harris Photography Will Take Pictures Saturday, November 26th & Sunday, November 27th

Join Sara Harris Photography as they host your child’s visit with Santa. Each family will enjoy their own private session without lines or distractions. Reserve your spot with Santa! Whether you need an updated family picture for holiday cards, photo gifts for grandparents and loved ones, or classic, beautiful, timeless portraits of your children or family. See dates and times for this weekend here

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Annual Tree Lighting Event - Merchants Square - Saturday, November 26

Come celebrate the holidays with a festive Colonial Williamsburg experience at the annual tree lighting ceremony. They will have holiday carolers, authentic fife and drums, and a visit from Father Christmas himself - they say to get there by 4:30 pm for a special surprise.... More info

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4th Annual Williamsburg Inn Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Novenber 26

Come see the Williamsburg Inn transformed into a winter wonderland. Bring the family and get in the holiday spirit with the beautiful sounds of this year’s performers including Virginia Arts Festival Brass & Timpani, Larry Jay Giddens (Acclaimed Opera Singer & Virginia Eastern Shore native), and Classic Holiday Songs...More info

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Colonial Williamsburg on Saturday, November 26th - if you are in town...head there!

In case you just scrolled past all the CW events in this eNewsletter so far...we want you to visit this post.  It gives you a single post with most (but definitely not all) of the events in Colonial Williamsburg on Nov 26th.  If you are in town on Saturday - definitely stop by a few of these events... More Info

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'Tis the Season for Weddings - Milliners at Colonial Williamsburg - Sunday, November 27

Eighteenth-century weddings often took place during the Holidays. Visit the Milliners and Mantua-makers the four Sundays before Christmas as they make a festive gown suitable for an 18th-century bride. Yes...this does mean that there are ONLY 4 more Sundays till Christmas but this is a really neat event that happens once a year and they will have a dress at the end!  More Info

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Tunes and Dances of the Scottish Highlands – Hennage Auditorium - Sunday, November 27

Looking for holiday music but not the usual radio version? Join master Scottish fiddler David Gardner and his daughter Eliza for music and dance of the Scottish Highlands. See more about this event and other Holiday Musical Events at the Hennage (inside the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg)  HERE

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Busch Gardens Christmas Town - Open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday!

It is officially the most wonderful time of the year as Busch Gardens Christmas Town is open! Sparkling lights, abundant decorations, festive foods, live seasonal music, unique shopping and of course roller coasters and rides. The spirit of the season comes alive! Ticket discounts...More info

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Where to find Santa!

It's early in the season so you know this list is only going to grow but make sure to check it out now especially if you are looking for photos with Santa! See the full list here

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Best things to do in November in Williamsburg, Yorktown and surrounding towns – Nov 2022

If you love the fall you will love being in Williamsburg in November. With the leaves changing and the air becoming crisp but not cold – it is the perfect time of year to walk the streets of Colonial Williamsburg or head on over to Christmas Town at Busch Gardens and start your stoking your holiday spirit! See the full list here

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Upcoming Events

Holiday Pops Concert - The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra - December 3 & 4

Kids don't like symphony concerts?  Well, we might have to disagree!  Especially for this annual family concert! Join Music Director Michael Butterman for this seasonal tradition for the entire family. Share in joyful holiday classics, familiar themes, and beloved carols featuring celebrated soprano Sarah Jane McMahon. It has been a family favorite for years!  Shows times are... More info

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Santa’s Nature Reserve at the Virginia Living Museum - Select Nights beginning December 9

Start the season with a healthy dose of cheer in a beautiful natural setting that’s perfect for the whole family! An evening Nature Night Walk through the museum’s outdoor trail decorated with lights and holiday décor. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies...read more

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Holiday Planner from Colonial Williamsburg is here!

Sit back, grab your favorite beverage, your calendar and get ready to plan your fun holiday events by checking out Colonial Williamsburg's Holiday Planner 2022!

With one-of-a-kind holiday programs, festive decorations, world-class dining experiences, and...More info

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Contests

Win a Family 4 pack of tickets to Christmas Town with a parking voucher!

Love Christmas Town? We are giving away four (4) single-day admission tickets to Christmas Town including one (1) parking voucher to Christmas Town! We will have (3) THREE winners each receiving 4 single-day tickets.. More Info

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Win a Family 4 pack of tickets to see A Christmas Carol at Williamsburg Players

This heart-warming story will have the theatre goers leaving the theatre full of the Christmas Spirit and ready for their own Christmas celebrations.Tickets are for Saturday, December 10th at 8pm. More Info

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Deals & Special Offers

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale at Colonial Williamsburg!

The best sale of the year at Colonial Williamsburg is HERE! Find Colonial Williamsburg ticket discounts, Colonial Williamsburg Hotel discounts and online shopping at Colonial Williamsburg discounts! Buy One, Get One 50% Off Adult Annual Passes - This special offer is available through November 28... More Info

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Christmas Town Groupons and Black Friday Busch Gardens Sale!

Christmas Town is in full swing! We went on the first weekend and it was, as always, beautiful!  If you need single day tickets there is a great Groupon running and if you are looking for Fun Cards and Annual Memberships Busch Gardens is running a Black Friday sale that is especially good for Annual Memberships. More Info

 

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Wild Things Museum Store at the Virginia Living Museum Holiday Sale - November 27 - December 2

Wild Things Museum Store at the Virginia Living Museum is having their annual sale! Looking for fun gifts this holiday season? Stop by the Wild Things Museum Store and see all their winter sales! Sales range from 10-50% off select store items, plus an extra 10% for members!  More Info

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Good Neighbor Pass - best local deal around - but here is what you may not know...

As you may have noticed this pass is mentioned in many of the above events.  If you are wondering more about it and how to get one....well follow this post.  Your Good Neighbor Pass offers discounts on food and beverage and shopping in Colonial Williamsburg stores and resort eateries. If you are a local resident or you teach or work in the area (see post for details) you may qualify for the Good Neighbors pass which gives you unlimited entrance to Colonial Williamsburg museums, historic trade house and discounts on tickets you purchase for friends and family. Here are all the benefits of this pass! 

Winter Sports & Classes

Fall Registrations! Sports & Classes

Our Sports & Classes page is starting to fill with lots of registrations - if you are looking for a sport of class for you or your toddler to teen check it out.

If you are a local sport team or if you offer classes (dance, art, music - etc), contact Kristy@williamsburgfamilies.com 

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Jobs

Looking for a Job or Looking to Hire?

Our jobs page is busy!  Click here to see jobs available or list a job you need filled.  Search for a job for free.  List a job for $10.99 for one month!  Visit here...

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Daily Calendar

Our Daily Calendar has great things to do - some online but more and more are now in person!

Events are back!  Check out our Daily Calendar and find fun things to do! 

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What to Read...

What to Read Next...

From fiction to non-fiction we are bringing you a list of curated books that may be just what you were looking for...Kristy, our resident bookworm has been updating this list with more and more titles! If you have a recommendation let us know!   Find more here

Shopping!

NEW Fall Burg Shirts! Get your Burg Wear!

NEW shirt colors!!! We are excited to have 9 new color options! Hurry scurry some are selling out already. Check out all options online.   

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