Anytime is the right time to explore Colonial Williamsburg, but Christmas is a particularly magical time of year in this historic city! So let's discuss how to spend the Christmas season in Colonial Williamsburg!
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Colonial Williamsburg at Christmas
Mulled wine, ginger biscuits, gorgeous colonial holiday decor, and did I mention fireworks? Colonial Williamsburg has a lot to offer throughout the holiday season, to get you in the mood for Christmas! And this year, they're offering special ticket prices (announced in early September) to entice visitors.
As many of you know, I was lucky enough to spend four years living in Williamsburg, during my time at The College of William & Mary, as an undergrad. In addition to the end of finals, Christmas time was a special season for all of us, with a (manageable) influx of tourists, bringing some light to an otherwise downturn in tourist activity. If you happen to visit right before the end of finals, don't be alarmed to see a bunch of torches burning on the William & Mary campus, and our president dressed up as Santa, reading to us. It's not a bizarre, Medieval uprising - it's Yule Log!
So, let's discuss what you can expect during a Christmas-season visit to Colonial Williamsburg, including a few of my insider tips!
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Christmas in Williamsburg: Food & Drink
There's nothing cozier than sampling some of CW's delicious treats on a crisp day during the holiday season! Stop by any of the (many) food stalls throughout the property, to pick up some delicious warmed cider. Though it's usually packed during Grand Illumination, any other time, visit my personal favorite, The Raleigh Tavern Bakery, located, you guessed it, behind the Raleigh Tavern (where, incidentally, Phi Beta Kappa was founded, and a number of other historic events took place).
Is Colonial Williamsburg decorated for Christmas?
Christmas in Williamsburg:
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