Williamsburg Events: January 16 – 21, 2018

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Restaurant Week, January 21 – 31
Loosen those belts and clear your schedule because Restaurant Week has returned to Greater Williamsburg. It begins Sunday January 21, giving patrons the chance to visit favorites or turn to new restaurants for special deals. One of the new additions to the Williamsburg area Restaurant Week is the inclusion of breakfast specials.

The Art & Science of Arachnids, January 19 – February 2
Explore the connections between arachnids (spiders) and literature, art, folklore, paleontology, science, and history, in the largest, touring arachnid exhibit in the United States, featuring three-themed, live spider cubes. At the Virginia Living Museum.

iPhone Photography Workshop, January 20
Learn how to shoot like a pro with tips and tricks for smartphone photography with Photography Instructor Steven J. Canale. At the Mariners’ Museum. See also: Android Photography Workshop.

First Hike Virginia, January 6 – 20
We will kick off the New Year with a trek to a distant, hidden gem in the park. The Pamunkey Overlook is at the bottom of a steep bluff along the York River. At York River State park.

Dominion Presents Liberty’s Ice Pavilion, Through February 18
Enjoy a family-friend activity this holiday season on historic Duke of Gloucester St. Join us at Liberty’s Ice Pavilion sponsored by Dominion.

“Mixed Media” Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall, Through March
Come and enjoy Mixed Media Art Show at  the Gallery at York Hall.  You can relish in our revolving exhibit of fine art in all media by local artists for display and sale. See website for winter hours.

Vinyl Night at Alewerks, Tuesdays
Join us each and every Tuesday night for Vinyl Night in the Taproom. Bring your own records, or listen to ours, either way it’s sweet vinyl spinning on the turntable. FoodaTude..Food with Attitude will be here too! Retro tunes, good food, and craft beer.

Trivia Night at Alewerks, Wednesdays
Wednesday night means the Taproom is the place to be for this battle of the brains. Bring your friends (or your enemies) and prove just how smart you really are. It’s an entertaining evening with great craft beer, and a thoroughly irreverent take on trivia. We’ll have food trucks here too with an ever-changing menu of delicious options.

The Comedy Club of Williamsburg, Saturdays through February 24
The Comedy Club of Williamsburg invites you to join us for a wonderful evening of fun and laughter. This is your chance to see nationally touring comedians many of whom who have appeared on shows such as Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, and HBO, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon! Many of our comedians are Headliners on major stages in New York City, Las Vegas, and on the Cruise Lines! At the DoubleTree Hotel.

Friday Brewmaster’s Pin, Fridays
Every Friday at 4 pm at The Virginia Beer Company, we tap a small but potent Brewmaster’s Pin. Centrally located on the bar top in our taproom, these weekly cask concoctions give our brewing team the chance to add a personal touch to our draft offerings.

Riverwalk Restaurant’s Sunday Brunch Buffet, Sundays
Join us Sundays at Riverwalk Restaurant overlooking the York River as Chef Brian Hines at the helm creating a savory menu using fresh, local seafood, natural meats, and more.


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Williamsburg Events: January 8 – 14, 2018

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Fourth Annual Winter Blues Jazz Fest, January 11 – 14
We are excited to announce that the 4th Annual Winter Blues Jazz Fest will take place January 11-14,2018. Mixology & Music is on Friday night this year. We have added an after party on Friday night based on the popularity of our late night gallery event, which will be on Saturday this year. See website for details!

Cabaret & Cocktails Featuring Byron Stripling’s “What a Wonderful World: Tribute to Louis Armstrong,” January 13
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra presents its fourth annual “Cabaret & Cocktails” concert at the Williamsburg Lodge. Janna Hymes, Music Director. Featuring the nationally acclaimed Byron Stripling.

MarsCon, January 12 -14
Go to the longest running science fiction/fantasy convention in Hampton Roads – MarsCon at the DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg. The convention runs Jan. 12-14. This is the 28th year of MarsCon.

Bitter Valentine Can Release at Alewerks Brewing Company, January 13
January 13 at noon in the Brewery Taproom, it’s the return of our highly-acclaimed Double IPA, Bitter Valentine. Consistently regarded as one of the best beers in Virgina since it’s debut, Bitter Valentine for 2018 is in 16 oz cans for the very first time.

A Multi-Cultural Celebration of Music, Song and Dance, January 14
Your eyes and ears are in for a special treat when Accordion Renaissance presents a multi-cultural performing arts celebration of music, song and dance. At the Williamsburg Regional Library.

Civil War Lecture Series – Confederate Pirates: The Capture of the St. Nicholas, January 13
Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center.The daring capture of the steamer St. Nicholas on June 2, 1861, in the Potomac River was the Union’s first charge of Confederate piracy during the Civil War.

Star Party – Laser Evenings, January 13
The Virginia Living Museum offers free star gazing beginning at sunset on the second Saturday of every month. The evening also includes a planetarium program and several laser shows.

Music Jam Session at Watermen’s Museum, January 10
Second Wednesday every month is Watermen’s Museum Music Jam Session: Don’t miss an evening of fun and music with ShantyGrass and visiting amateurs and professional musicians as you join them in passing songs around a circle.

First Hike Virginia, January 6 – 20
We will kick off the New Year with a trek to a distant, hidden gem in the park. The Pamunkey Overlook is at the bottom of a steep bluff along the York River. At York River State park.

Dominion Presents Liberty’s Ice Pavilion, Through February 18
Enjoy a family-friend activity this holiday season on historic Duke of Gloucester St. Join us at Liberty’s Ice Pavilion sponsored by Dominion.

Self-Guided Interpretive Hikes, Through January 15
Take a self-guided adventure along two interpretive trails. The half mile Bluebird loop is the paved walk way surrounding the Visitor Center. This trail allows all park guest to enjoy some of the most dramatic vistas of Taskinas Creek and the York River.

“Mixed Media” Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall, Through March
Come and enjoy Mixed Media Art Show at  the Gallery at York Hall.  You can relish in our revolving exhibit of fine art in all media by local artists for display and sale. See website for winter hours.

Vinyl Night at Alewerks, Tuesdays
Join us each and every Tuesday night for Vinyl Night in the Taproom. Bring your own records, or listen to ours, either way it’s sweet vinyl spinning on the turntable. FoodaTude..Food with Attitude will be here too! Retro tunes, good food, and craft beer.

Trivia Night at Alewerks, Wednesdays
Wednesday night means the Taproom is the place to be for this battle of the brains. Bring your friends (or your enemies) and prove just how smart you really are. It’s an entertaining evening with great craft beer, and a thoroughly irreverent take on trivia. We’ll have food trucks here too with an ever-changing menu of delicious options.

The Comedy Club of Williamsburg, Saturdays through February 24
The Comedy Club of Williamsburg invites you to join us for a wonderful evening of fun and laughter. This is your chance to see nationally touring comedians many of whom who have appeared on shows such as Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, and HBO, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon! Many of our comedians are Headliners on major stages in New York City, Las Vegas, and on the Cruise Lines! At the DoubleTree Hotel.

Friday Brewmaster’s Pin, Fridays
Every Friday at 4 pm at The Virginia Beer Company, we tap a small but potent Brewmaster’s Pin. Centrally located on the bar top in our taproom, these weekly cask concoctions give our brewing team the chance to add a personal touch to our draft offerings.

Riverwalk Restaurant’s Sunday Brunch Buffet, Sundays
Join us Sundays at Riverwalk Restaurant overlooking the York River as Chef Brian Hines at the helm creating a savory menu using fresh, local seafood, natural meats, and more.


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Williamsburg Events: January 2 – 7, 2018

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First Hike Virginia, January 6 – 20
We will kick off the New Year with a trek to a distant, hidden gem in the park. The Pamunkey Overlook is at the bottom of a steep bluff along the York River. At York River State park.

Dominion Presents Liberty’s Ice Pavilion, Through February 18
Enjoy a family-friend activity this holiday season on historic Duke of Gloucester St. Join us at Liberty’s Ice Pavilion sponsored by Dominion.

Self-Guided Interpretive Hikes, Through January 15
Take a self-guided adventure along two interpretive trails. The half mile Bluebird loop is the paved walk way surrounding the Visitor Center. This trail allows all park guest to enjoy some of the most dramatic vistas of Taskinas Creek and the York River.

“Mixed Media” Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall, Through March
Come and enjoy Mixed Media Art Show at  the Gallery at York Hall.  You can relish in our revolving exhibit of fine art in all media by local artists for display and sale. See website for winter hours.

Vinyl Night at Alewerks, Tuesdays
Join us each and every Tuesday night for Vinyl Night in the Taproom. Bring your own records, or listen to ours, either way it’s sweet vinyl spinning on the turntable. FoodaTude..Food with Attitude will be here too! Retro tunes, good food, and craft beer.

Trivia Night at Alewerks, Wednesdays
Wednesday night means the Taproom is the place to be for this battle of the brains. Bring your friends (or your enemies) and prove just how smart you really are. It’s an entertaining evening with great craft beer, and a thoroughly irreverent take on trivia. We’ll have food trucks here too with an ever-changing menu of delicious options.

The Comedy Club of Williamsburg, Saturdays through February 24
The Comedy Club of Williamsburg invites you to join us for a wonderful evening of fun and laughter. This is your chance to see nationally touring comedians many of whom who have appeared on shows such as Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, and HBO, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon! Many of our comedians are Headliners on major stages in New York City, Las Vegas, and on the Cruise Lines! At the DoubleTree Hotel.

Friday Brewmaster’s Pin, Fridays
Every Friday at 4 pm at The Virginia Beer Company, we tap a small but potent Brewmaster’s Pin. Centrally located on the bar top in our taproom, these weekly cask concoctions give our brewing team the chance to add a personal touch to our draft offerings.

Riverwalk Restaurant’s Sunday Brunch Buffet, Sundays
Join us Sundays at Riverwalk Restaurant overlooking the York River as Chef Brian Hines at the helm creating a savory menu using fresh, local seafood, natural meats, and more.


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Williamsburg Events: December 18 – 24, 2017

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Vienna Boys Choir, December
Beloved for its pure, heavenly sound, this internationally revered choir can trace its history as far back as the 13th century, and despite the youth of its singers, represents an art form steeped in tradition and history.

Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, December 21
Make this annual community event part of your Christmas tradition. Gather for a special reading of “The Night Before Christmas” and learn about the first Christmas tree in the United States.

Big Mama Shakes Holiday Homecoming, December 22
Big Mama Shakes is coming home for the holidays and they’re picking up some friends along the way. To celebrate they’re throwing the biggest party of the season at The Virginia Beer Company!

Williamsburg Farmers Market, December 23
Pick up something for your favorite market lover! Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, Christmas wreathes, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburg Farmers Market.

Meet Dr. Walter Russell, December 14, 21 & 28
Drop in and enjoy an afternoon conversation with Doctor Walter Russell, the first doctor at Jamestown. Offering the difference between a “chirurgian” and a Doctor, he will explain in the greatest detail the intrigues of “Humoral Theory”.

Dean Shostak’s Crystal Carols Concert, December 23
Dean Shostak performs his popular holiday show at the Williamsburg Library Theatre this year. He is also bringing back the glass violin. In this family friendly concert you also hear crystal hand bells and Benjamin Franklin’s invention, the glass armonica.

Caroling at the Coffeehouse, Thursdays & Sundays through December 21
Cressets, carols, and Charlton’s Coffeehouse. Celebrate the spirit of the season with a sing-along of holiday favorites. Gather around the porch with friends and family to usher in the best time of the year.

Riverwalk Restaurant’s Sunday Brunch Buffet, Sundays
Join us Sundays at Riverwalk Restaurant overlooking the York River as Chef Brian Hines at the

Friday Brewmaster’s Pin, Fridays
Every Friday at 4 pm at The Virginia Beer Company, we tap a small but potent Brewmaster’s Pin. Centrally located on the bar top in our taproom, these weekly cask concoctions give our brewing team the chance to add a personal touch to our draft offerings.

Spanish Wine and Tapas Tasting, Saturdays
Drop by this Saturday, from 1-4 PM, as we offer a free tasting of Spanish wines paired with authentic Spanish bites! Join us on a tour of Spain’s wine regions and grapes and discover a new favorite from La Rioja, Ribeiro del Duero or a Cava or Sherry.

The Comedy Club of Williamsburg, Saturdays through February 24
The Comedy Club of Williamsburg invites you to join us for a wonderful evening of fun and laughter. This is your chance to see nationally touring comedians many of whom who have appeared on shows such as Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, and HBO, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon! Many of our comedians are Headliners on major stages in New York City, Las Vegas, and on the Cruise Lines! At the DoubleTree Hotel.

Holiday Magic Planetarium Show, November 22 – December 31
Holiday Magic is a delightful celebration of the holiday season that the whole family will enjoy! Featuring timeless classics and songs from the holiday specials we loved as kids, as well as modern holiday music, this show has something for everyone. At the Virginia Living Museum.

Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star, November 22 – December 31
The show was completely revised in 2008 to offer a truly immersive look at the journey of the Magi while examining the latest clues and seeking once more to understand the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem. At the Virginia Living Museum.

Vinyl Night at Alewerks, Tuesdays
Join us each and every Tuesday night for Vinyl Night in the Taproom. Bring your own records, or listen to ours, either way it’s sweet vinyl spinning on the turntable. FoodaTude..Food with Attitude will be here too! Retro tunes, good food, and craft beer.

Trivia Night at Alewerks, Wednesdays
Wednesday night means the Taproom is the place to be for this battle of the brains. Bring your friends (or your enemies) and prove just how smart you really are. It’s an entertaining evening with great craft beer, and a thoroughly irreverent take on trivia. We’ll have food trucks here too with an ever-changing menu of delicious options.

A Raleigh Christmas Party, Fridays through December 22
Join your family and friends for a raucous Christmas party at the Raleigh Tavern. Come toast the season, enjoy a dance, and partake in the liveliest of entertainments. Enjoy a tasty treat at the end of your tour through the Christmas Party.

Small Works & Holiday Show, Tuesdays through Sundays, December 22
The Small Works & Holiday Show features affordable artwok by Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center member artists for holiday gift-giving. “Small Works” encompass 2D and 3D art in a variety of media and themes, from paintings to pottery, jewelry, textile art, and sculpture.

A Colonial Christmas at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, December
At American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, hear accounts of Christmas and winter in Revolutionary War encampment and glimpse holiday preparations on a Revolution-era farm. Holiday programs complement 17th-century holiday traditions at Jamestown Settlement.

A Colonial Christmas at Jamestown Settlement, December
Experience centuries-old holiday traditions and, December 23-31, festivities featuring period musical entertainment and appearances at Jamestown Settlement by the Lord of Misrule. A Jamestown Settlement holiday film and interpretive programs compare and contrast English Christmas customs of the period with how the season may have been observed in the difficult early years of the Jamestown colony.

Palace Concert, Saturdays through December 30
The regal Palace Ballroom comes to life by candlelight as Colonial Williamsburg’s early music ensemble, Governor’s Musick, offers an elegant evening of chamber music.

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens, November 24 – January 1
Christmas shines brightest at Busch Gardens® Christmas Town™. The World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park is aglow with more than eight million lights, the largest light displays in North America. Festive food and drink, special dining experiences, holiday shopping and heart-warming shows make the season come alive at Busch Gardens.


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Williamsburg Events: December 11 – 17, 2017

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Beer Dinner and “Steal the Pint” Night at Water Street Grille, December 14
Water Street Grille, an intimate place big on flavor and personality, and a Yorktown must-do, is offering 20 micro brews and a delicious menu.  Your evening will feature a four course dinner menu prepared by the culinary team and ‘Steal the Pint Night” brews from Blue Mountain Brewery with conversation and libations while overlooking the York River.

Meet Dr. Walter Russell, December 14, 21 & 28
Drop in and enjoy an afternoon conversation with Doctor Walter Russell, the first doctor at Jamestown. Offering the difference between a “chirurgian” and a Doctor, he will explain in the greatest detail the intrigues of “Humoral Theory”.

”At Christmas be Merrie” at the Nelson House, December 15 & 16
Join us for a night of music, dancing, card playing, and singing in the Nelson House! This festive holiday atmosphere will extend down Main Street into  On the Hill Gallery where you can find several unique gifts and stocking stuffers to check off your holiday shopping lists.

Virginia Symphony Holiday Brass Concert, December 15
The bold sounds of the Virginia Symphony Brass section will ring in the holidays with a blast! Experience the festive sounds of the season in a concert filled with wit, virtuosity, and the glorious music of the holidays–featuring the VSO brass and percussion sections.

Holiday Keg Share at Virginia Beer Company, December 16
Join us the evening of Saturday, December 16th as we host our first annual holiday keg share. Joining us will be some 16 of our brewing friends (plus Bro’s Fish Tacos) who are not often able to make their way to Williamsburg!

Williamsburg Farmers Market, December 16
Pick up something for your favorite market lover! Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, Christmas wreathes, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburg Farmers Market.

“At Christmas Be Mery”: A Special Evening at Historic Jamestowne, December 16
Sir George Yeardley, Virginia’s Governor in 1620, invites you to an early-Virginia Christmas celebration complete with a seasonal bonfire, caroling, and firing of the Christmas guns! A unique opportunity to see Jamestown Island aglow with firelight.

Fall Lecture Series – Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen, December 14
Presented by Linda Heywood Queen Njinga of Angola was one of the great rulers of the 17th century, a woman who rivaled Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great in political cunning and military prowess.

Dino on the Loose at the Virginia Living Museum, December 16
Join our walking T-Rex for dinosaur parades, photo ops and a roaring good time on the Dinosaur Discovery Trail!

Virginia Regional Ballet Nutcracker with the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra, December 16 & 17
Virginia Regional Ballet will be performing its 11th annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet on December 16th at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm and 17th at 2:00 pm with The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra and guest principals from the Fort Wayne Ballet at the College of William & Mary.

Wreaths Across America Ceremony, December 17
A remembrance ceremony conducted by the Yorktown Coast Guard Station and members of local organizations pay tribute to our fallen war veterans. Fresh Christmas wreaths will be placed on grave markers to honor veterans buried there.

Third Sunday Children’s Art Class at On the Hill Gallery, December 17
In this Third Sunday Children’s Art event, we will have a different art medium every month.

Tim Seaman at the Gallery at York Hall, December 17
Come out to the Gallery at York Hall and enjoy Tim Seaman perform his Hammered Dulcimer. In addition to the exhibit, the Gallery will have a host of new and beautiful art, jewelry, pottery and much more for sale.

Caroling at the Coffeehouse, Thursdays & Sundays through December 21
Cressets, carols, and Charlton’s Coffeehouse. Celebrate the spirit of the season with a sing-along of holiday favorites. Gather around the porch with friends and family to usher in the best time of the year.

Riverwalk Restaurant’s Sunday Brunch Buffet, Sundays
Join us Sundays at Riverwalk Restaurant overlooking the York River as Chef Brian Hines at the helm creating a savory menu using fresh, local seafood, natural meats, and more.

Caroloke & Cocoa, Fridays through December 15
Join us for Caroloke and Cocoa, music by Panda Entertainment, Prizes and great Holiday Fun!!

Holiday Sale & $1,000 Ham Slicing, December 9 – 13
Taste the world’s finest ham and save on great gifts from Spain this weekend! We will have a free wine tasting on Saturday plus a professional ham slicer from Cinco Jotas, Spain’s premiere producer of acorn-fed Jamón Ibérico de Bellota.

Friday Brewmaster’s Pin, Fridays
Every Friday at 4 pm at The Virginia Beer Company, we tap a small but potent Brewmaster’s Pin. Centrally located on the bar top in our taproom, these weekly cask concoctions give our brewing team the chance to add a personal touch to our draft offerings.

Spanish Wine and Tapas Tasting, Saturdays
Drop by this Saturday, from 1-4 PM, as we offer a free tasting of Spanish wines paired with authentic Spanish bites! Join us on a tour of Spain’s wine regions and grapes and discover a new favorite from La Rioja, Ribeiro del Duero or a Cava or Sherry.

The Comedy Club of Williamsburg, Saturdays through February 24
The Comedy Club of Williamsburg invites you to join us for a wonderful evening of fun and laughter. This is your chance to see nationally touring comedians many of whom who have appeared on shows such as Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, and HBO, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon! Many of our comedians are Headliners on major stages in New York City, Las Vegas, and on the Cruise Lines! At the DoubleTree Hotel.

Holiday Magic Planetarium Show, November 22 – December 31
Holiday Magic is a delightful celebration of the holiday season that the whole family will enjoy! Featuring timeless classics and songs from the holiday specials we loved as kids, as well as modern holiday music, this show has something for everyone. At the Virginia Living Museum.

Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star, November 22 – December 31
The show was completely revised in 2008 to offer a truly immersive look at the journey of the Magi while examining the latest clues and seeking once more to understand the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem. At the Virginia Living Museum.

Vinyl Night at Alewerks, Tuesdays
Join us each and every Tuesday night for Vinyl Night in the Taproom. Bring your own records, or listen to ours, either way it’s sweet vinyl spinning on the turntable. FoodaTude..Food with Attitude will be here too! Retro tunes, good food, and craft beer.

Trivia Night at Alewerks, Wednesdays
Wednesday night means the Taproom is the place to be for this battle of the brains. Bring your friends (or your enemies) and prove just how smart you really are. It’s an entertaining evening with great craft beer, and a thoroughly irreverent take on trivia. We’ll have food trucks here too with an ever-changing menu of delicious options.

A Raleigh Christmas Party, Fridays through December 22
Join your family and friends for a raucous Christmas party at the Raleigh Tavern. Come toast the season, enjoy a dance, and partake in the liveliest of entertainments. Enjoy a tasty treat at the end of your tour through the Christmas Party.

Small Works & Holiday Show, Tuesdays through Sundays, December 22
The Small Works & Holiday Show features affordable artwok by Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center member artists for holiday gift-giving. “Small Works” encompass 2D and 3D art in a variety of media and themes, from paintings to pottery, jewelry, textile art, and sculpture.

A Colonial Christmas at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, December
At American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, hear accounts of Christmas and winter in Revolutionary War encampment and glimpse holiday preparations on a Revolution-era farm. Holiday programs complement 17th-century holiday traditions at Jamestown Settlement.

A Colonial Christmas at Jamestown Settlement, December
Experience centuries-old holiday traditions and, December 23-31, festivities featuring period musical entertainment and appearances at Jamestown Settlement by the Lord of Misrule. A Jamestown Settlement holiday film and interpretive programs compare and contrast English Christmas customs of the period with how the season may have been observed in the difficult early years of the Jamestown colony.

Palace Concert, Saturdays through December 30
The regal Palace Ballroom comes to life by candlelight as Colonial Williamsburg’s early music ensemble, Governor’s Musick, offers an elegant evening of chamber music.

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens, November 24 – January 1
Christmas shines brightest at Busch Gardens® Christmas Town™. The World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park is aglow with more than eight million lights, the largest light displays in North America. Festive food and drink, special dining experiences, holiday shopping and heart-warming shows make the season come alive at Busch Gardens.


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Williamsburg Events: December 4 – 10, 2017

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U.S. Army Training and Doctine Command Band Holiday Concert, December 4
All are invited to attend this entertainment extravaganza. The holiday concerts are among the band’s most popular performances. The concert is free and no tickets are required

Craft Beer Dinner @ Corner Cafe, December 5
Corner Cafe is hosting their first-ever Craft Beer Dinner on 12/5! To celebrate this first, and the kick-off of the holidays, The Virginia Beer Company will be tapping an exclusive cask of Elbow Patches Oatmeal Stout infused with BOURBON BARREL-AGED MAPLE SYRUP to welcome everyone to the table.

Sailing by Starlight: An Introduction to Celestial Navigation, December 5
In this family-friendly workshop, we’ll explore the various tools and techniques that sailors have used to find their way across the ocean.

Caroloke & Cocoa, Fridays through December 15
Join us for Caroloke and Cocoa, music by Panda Entertainment, Prizes and great Holiday Fun!!

Friday Brewmaster’s Pin, Fridays
Every Friday at 4 pm at The Virginia Beer Company, we tap a small but potent Brewmaster’s Pin. Centrally located on the bar top in our taproom, these weekly cask concoctions give our brewing team the chance to add a personal touch to our draft offerings.

“Steal the Pint Night” at Water Street Grille, December 8
An intimate place big on flavor and personality, and a Yorktown must-do, offering 20 micro brews and a delicious tapas menu. Purchase any Starr Hill Box of Chocolates Stout on tap and receive a complimentary souvenir glass to take home.

Flute Frenzy Holiday Concert, December 8
Flute Frenzy’s Prelude and Fantasia choirs will be presenting a holiday concert.The concert is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

Senior Center Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall, December 9
Gallery at York Hall is excited about displaying a variety of art created by the Senior Center artists.

Williamsburg Farmers Market, December 9
Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburg Farmers Market.

Jingle in the Bark, December 9
Join Santa Claus and support the York River State Park.  Walkers will receive a set of “jingle bells.” Dogs will receive a special treat.

Yorktown Market Days and Toyland Parade, December 9
The Market features over 35 local farmers, producers, vendors, and artists throughout the season, including a variety of homegrown favorites and local art. Decorate a stroller, wagon, yourself, or even a pet and join in the 1:30 pm parade. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to greet the guest

Breakfast with Santa, December 9
Join Santa and Mrs. Claus, our special guests from the North Pole, for a kid-friendly breakfast. Experience the enchantment on the children’s faces as they relay their Christmas wish list to Santa.

Storytelling with Dylan Pritchett, December 9
Join us in the Main Lobby for storytelling with Dylan Pritchett at 1 or 2 p.m. A native of Williamsburg, Virginia, Mr. Pritchett has been a full-time storyteller, taking his African and African-American folk tales to over a hundred schools annually throughout the country.

Live Music at Yorktown Pub, Saturdays in December
Enjoy your evenings at the Yorktown Pub with live music and great food throughout the month. See website for schedule.

Civil war Lecture Series: CSS Nashville, December 9
John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center The Confederate Navy introduced commerce to the Civil War when the CSS Nashville sank the merchant marine Harvey Birch. At the Mariners’ Museum.

Star Parties & Laser Evenings, December 9
The Virginia Living Museum offers free star gazing beginning at sunset on the second Saturday of every month.The museum has an incredible state-of-the-art laser system that splashes brilliant high-color LED laser light all across the entire surface of the dome. It’s the most amazing light show you’ve ever seen!

Williamsburg Choral Guild Christmas Program, December 10
A Williamsburg Choral Guild holiday tradition! Please join us for a free, family-friendly program of traditional Christmas selections, seasonal musical arrangements and a group carol sing.

Riverwalk Restaurant’s Sunday Brunch Buffet, Sundays
Join us Sundays at Riverwalk Restaurant overlooking the York River as Chef Brian Hines at the helm creating a savory menu using fresh, local seafood, natural meats, and more.

Book Signing at Gallery at York Hall, December 10
Join us with author Feather Foster a noted local historian. She wrote “Mary Lincoln’s Flannel Pajamas and Other Stories from the First Ladies’ Closet” and “The First Ladies from Martha Washington to Mamie Eisenhower, an Intimate Portrait of the Women who Shaped America”.

Andy Grammer at Uncorked & Unplugged the Holiday Edition, December 10
Usher in the holiday season with wine and live music! 94.9 The Point presents Uncorked & Unplugged the Holiday Edition live from The Williamsburg Winery.

Caroling at the Coffeehouse, Thursdays & Sundays through December 21
Cressets, carols, and Charlton’s Coffeehouse. Celebrate the spirit of the season with a sing-along of holiday favorites. Gather around the porch with friends and family to usher in the best time of the year.

Holiday Concert with Virginia Handbell Consort, December 10
Williamsburg Presbyterian Church is proud to welcome the Virginia Handbell Consort (VHC) for a concert of holiday favorites.

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, December 10
Rocking around the Christmas Tree presented by: Culture Fix. Featuring the Michael Clark Band, Vexine, Andrew Shield & The Big Deal, and Billy Joe Daniel & Katie Boucher.

Tea with Klara and her Nutcracker Friends, December 10
The Virginia Regional Ballet presents its 2nd annual Tea With Klara and her Nutcracker Friends. Enjoy refreshments, crafts, and dancing with Klara and many other characters from the beloved “The Nutcracker” ballet.

Dean Shostak’s Crystal Carols Concert, December 4 & 8
Dean Shostak performs his popular holiday show at the Williamsburg Library Theatre this year. He is also bringing back the glass violin. In this family friendly concert you also hear crystal hand bells and Benjamin Franklin’s invention, the glass armonica.

Spanish Wine and Tapas Tasting, Saturdays
Drop by this Saturday, from 1-4 PM, as we offer a free tasting of Spanish wines paired with authentic Spanish bites! Join us on a tour of Spain’s wine regions and grapes and discover a new favorite from La Rioja, Ribeiro del Duero or a Cava or Sherry.

The Comedy Club of Williamsburg, Saturdays through February 24
The Comedy Club of Williamsburg invites you to join us for a wonderful evening of fun and laughter. This is your chance to see nationally touring comedians many of whom who have appeared on shows such as Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, and HBO, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon! Many of our comedians are Headliners on major stages in New York City, Las Vegas, and on the Cruise Lines! At the DoubleTree Hotel.

Midwinter Stories, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays through December 10
Among many Native communities in the Eastern Woodlands, storytelling takes place in the fall and winter, when domestic activities are mostly indoors and men are out hunting. Come hear the stories and traditions of tribes that frequented Williamsburg in the 18th century

Holiday Magic Planetarium Show, November 22 – December 31
Holiday Magic is a delightful celebration of the holiday season that the whole family will enjoy! Featuring timeless classics and songs from the holiday specials we loved as kids, as well as modern holiday music, this show has something for everyone. At the Virginia Living Museum.

Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star, November 22 – December 31
The show was completely revised in 2008 to offer a truly immersive look at the journey of the Magi while examining the latest clues and seeking once more to understand the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem. At the Virginia Living Museum.

Vinyl Night at Alewerks, Tuesdays
Join us each and every Tuesday night for Vinyl Night in the Taproom. Bring your own records, or listen to ours, either way it’s sweet vinyl spinning on the turntable. FoodaTude..Food with Attitude will be here too! Retro tunes, good food, and craft beer.

Trivia Night at Alewerks, Wednesdays
Wednesday night means the Taproom is the place to be for this battle of the brains. Bring your friends (or your enemies) and prove just how smart you really are. It’s an entertaining evening with great craft beer, and a thoroughly irreverent take on trivia. We’ll have food trucks here too with an ever-changing menu of delicious options.

Talk of the Town: Christmastide, November 24 – December 8
With an 18th century resident as your guide, walk about the city and experience the spirit of the Christmastide season as they share reflections on the holiday season, the news of the day, and perhaps even a little juicy gossip!

A Raleigh Christmas Party, Fridays through December 22
Join your family and friends for a raucous Christmas party at the Raleigh Tavern. Come toast the season, enjoy a dance, and partake in the liveliest of entertainments. Enjoy a tasty treat at the end of your tour through the Christmas Party.

Small Works & Holiday Show, Tuesdays through Sundays, December 22
The Small Works & Holiday Show features affordable artwok by Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center member artists for holiday gift-giving. “Small Works” encompass 2D and 3D art in a variety of media and themes, from paintings to pottery, jewelry, textile art, and sculpture.

Breakfast with Santa, December 2 & 9
Enjoy a hot breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus, take your own photos with Santa, and make ornaments and other holiday crafts! At the Mariners’ Museum.

Distillery Tours and Tastings, Select Days through December 10
Have you ever wondered how whisky is made? Or why our whisky is spelled with no “E”? Come visit Copper Fox Distillery for a unique educational experience in farm to bottle distilling for the 8 variations on our 4 signature spirits products in production.

A Colonial Christmas at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, December
At American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, hear accounts of Christmas and winter in Revolutionary War encampment and glimpse holiday preparations on a Revolution-era farm. Holiday programs complement 17th-century holiday traditions at Jamestown Settlement.

A Colonial Christmas at Jamestown Settlement, December
Experience centuries-old holiday traditions and, December 23-31, festivities featuring period musical entertainment and appearances at Jamestown Settlement by the Lord of Misrule. A Jamestown Settlement holiday film and interpretive programs compare and contrast English Christmas customs of the period with how the season may have been observed in the difficult early years of the Jamestown colony.

Palace Concert, Saturdays through December 30
The regal Palace Ballroom comes to life by candlelight as Colonial Williamsburg’s early music ensemble, Governor’s Musick, offers an elegant evening of chamber music.

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens, November 24 – January 1
Christmas shines brightest at Busch Gardens® Christmas Town™. The World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park is aglow with more than eight million lights, the largest light displays in North America. Festive food and drink, special dining experiences, holiday shopping and heart-warming shows make the season come alive at Busch Gardens.


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Williamsburg Events: November 27 – December 3, 2017

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Colonial Williamsburg Grand Illumination, December 3
Join Colonial Williamsburg for this special day by strolling the Revolutionary City and viewing all the unique decorations. Enjoy musical performances from multiple stages and delight in the fireworks displays from the Capitol, Magazine and the Governor’s Palace.

Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade, December 2
Festively decorated sail and power boats compete for “Best in Show.” The Yorktown waterfront is bedazzled with holiday sights and sounds, including a spectacular floating parade of lights, caroling around a roaring beach bonfire, musical performances and complimentary hot cider. Yorktown waterfront.

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens, November 24 – January 1
Christmas shines brightest at Busch Gardens® Christmas Town™. The World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park is aglow with more than eight million lights, the largest light displays in North America. Festive food and drink, special dining experiences, holiday shopping and heart-warming shows make the season come alive at Busch Gardens.

Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops Concert, December 2 & 3
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra presents its annual Holiday Pops Concert during Grand Illumination. Music Director Janna Hymes will conduct this festive program of holiday favorites and Soprano Sarah Kate Walston will be the featured guest artist.

Dean Shostak’s Crystal Carols Concert, December 2
Dean Shostak performs his popular holiday show at the Williamsburg Library Theatre this year. He is also bringing back the glass violin. In this family friendly concert you also hear crystal hand bells and Benjamin Franklin’s invention, the glass armonica.

Palace Concert, Saturdays through December 30
The regal Palace Ballroom comes to life by candlelight as Colonial Williamsburg’s early music ensemble, Governor’s Musick, offers an elegant evening of chamber music.

Christmas Town Dash 8K and Fun Run, December 3
Enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of Christmas as you wind your way through the world’s most beautiful theme park in this exciting 8K run through the wonderfully decorated Christmas Town at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA.

Furniture Facelift Class at On the Hill Gallery, December 3
Come learn how to update and breathe new life into a piece of furniture that needs love and make it look like it came from a home decor magazine!.  Pieces for the seminar should be small, something you can carry, such as a chair or small table.

Riverwalk Restaurant’s Sunday Brunch Buffet, Sundays
Join us Sundays at Riverwalk Restaurant overlooking the York River as Chef Brian Hines at the helm creating a savory menu using fresh, local seafood, natural meats, and utilizing local farmer’s produce to create fresh, delicious breakfast and lunch dishes.

Cookies with Santa, December 3
Christmas is alive at York Hall where children and parents can visit with Santa Claus, enjoy some tasty treats, and shop for holiday gifts in the Gallery at York Hall.

Fall Lecture Series: History Below the Waves (Mariners’ Museum), November 30
Presented by Jeff Gray, Superintendent of NOAA’s Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary FREE for Members; $5 for guests Preserved by the cold freshwater on which they once served, more than 200 shipwrecks are believed to rest in Lake Huron’s Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

A Colonial Christmas at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, December
At American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, hear accounts of Christmas and winter in Revolutionary War encampment and glimpse holiday preparations on a Revolution-era farm. Holiday programs complement 17th-century holiday traditions at Jamestown Settlement.

A Colonial Christmas at Jamestown Settlement, December
Experience centuries-old holiday traditions and, December 23-31, festivities featuring period musical entertainment and appearances at Jamestown Settlement by the Lord of Misrule. A Jamestown Settlement holiday film and interpretive programs compare and contrast English Christmas customs of the period with how the season may have been observed in the difficult early years of the Jamestown colony.

“Wild at Art” Show, December 1 & 2
Virginia artists Jim Wilson and David Turner, passionate advocates for Virginia wildlife, host a 2-day show featuring artwork to enrich and inspire appreciation of nature. A portion of sales will support wildlife conservation at the VLM. Cost: Free admission to the Changing Exhibits Gallery.

Mead Up – Grand Illumination Weekend, December 1 – 3
Our final Mead Up event for 2017 is taking place December 1-3 which coincides with Williamsburg’s Grand Illumination. Enjoy the largest selection of Silver Hand Meads that we’ve ever had available.

Amber Ox Grand Opening, December 1
The Amber Ox team has a passion for great beer, an obsession with delicious local food, and an unwavering dedication to providing unforgettable customer experiences. Yes, we’re a brewery, but we’re not your average brewery. We serve our own meticulously crafted beer along with the best beers from a carefully curated list of top-notch brewers from the surrounding states.

Friday Brewmaster’s Pin at Virginia Beer Company, December 1
Every Friday at 4 pm at The Virginia Beer Company, we tap a small but potent Brewmaster’s Pin. Centrally located on the bar top in our taproom, these weekly cask concoctions give our brewing team the chance to add a personal touch to our draft offerings. Only available on Friday afternoons starting at 4 pm!

Watermen’s Museum Yorktown Music Jamboree, December 1
Come and enjoy us first Fridays for an evening of music and fun along the beautiful York River.

Hurrah for the Holidays, December 1
The Hurrah Players, Virginia’s Leading Family Theatre Company, presents Hurrah for the Holidays! Hurrah for the Holidays is a spirited musical revue featuring holiday favorites from yesterday and today, precision kick line dancers, and a few seasonal surprises!

Yorktown Christmas Tree Lighting, December 1
A tradition that began in 1945 continues with the Yorktown Tree Lighting. Evening highlights include a 7 pm performance by the Fifes and Drums of York Town at the Victory Monument, festive music at Riverwalk Landing, the procession of lights through the historic village, and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus.

A Community-Wide Service of Lessons & Carols, December 1
Williamsburg Presbyterian Church welcomes all to its annual Community-Wide Service of Lessons & Carols on Friday, December 1st, at 7:00 PM. The service follows a traditional format, first presented in England in 1880.

Williamsburg Christmas Parade, December 2
Join us as we usher in Christmas in Williamsburg with our annual parade at 8 am. See floats, marching bands, civic and business organizations, animal groups and more all decked out supporting our theme “Winter Wonderland” as we welcome our special guests, Santa & Mrs. Claus!

58th Annual Christmas Homes Tour by the Green Spring Garden Club, Inc., December 2
This year’s Homes Tour will feature six homes, which will be beautifully decorated with seasonal floral arrangements. Three homes will be located in the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s Historic Area.

Christmas Market on Main, December 2
Whether you are searching for a holiday gift for family, friends or as a treat to yourself, you’re sure to find it at the Christmas Market on Main. The market features arts and crafts vendors, strolling entertainment and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Historic Main Street.

Breakfast with Santa, December 2 & 9
Enjoy a hot breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus, take your own photos with Santa, and make ornaments and other holiday crafts! At the Mariners’ Museum.

Distillery Tours and Tastings, Select Days through December 10
Have you ever wondered how whisky is made? Or why our whisky is spelled with no “E”? Come visit Copper Fox Distillery for a unique educational experience in farm to bottle distilling for the 8 variations on our 4 signature spirits products in production.

Small Works & Holiday Show, Tuesdays through Sundays, December 22
The Small Works & Holiday Show features affordable artwok by Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center member artists for holiday gift-giving. “Small Works” encompass 2D and 3D art in a variety of media and themes, from paintings to pottery, jewelry, textile art, and sculpture.

Watermen Museum presents Story Tellers, November 27
Story tellers come together at the Yorktown Story Slam every fourth Monday of the month to share their true personal tales about a monthly theme.

Holiday Magic Planetarium Show, November 22 – December 31
Holiday Magic is a delightful celebration of the holiday season that the whole family will enjoy! Featuring timeless classics and songs from the holiday specials we loved as kids, as well as modern holiday music, this show has something for everyone. At the Virginia Living Museum.

Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star, November 22 – December 31
The show was completely revised in 2008 to offer a truly immersive look at the journey of the Magi while examining the latest clues and seeking once more to understand the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem. At the Virginia Living Museum.

Vinyl Night at Alewerks, Tuesdays
Join us each and every Tuesday night for Vinyl Night in the Taproom. Bring your own records, or listen to ours, either way it’s sweet vinyl spinning on the turntable. FoodaTude..Food with Attitude will be here too! Retro tunes, good food, and craft beer.

Trivia Night at Alewerks, Wednesdays
Wednesday night means the Taproom is the place to be for this battle of the brains. Bring your friends (or your enemies) and prove just how smart you really are. It’s an entertaining evening with great craft beer, and a thoroughly irreverent take on trivia. We’ll have food trucks here too with an ever-changing menu of delicious options.

Talk of the Town: Christmastide, November 24 – December 8
With an 18th century resident as your guide, walk about the city and experience the spirit of the Christmastide season as they share reflections on the holiday season, the news of the day, and perhaps even a little juicy gossip!

A Raleigh Christmas Party, Fridays through December 22
Join your family and friends for a raucous Christmas party at the Raleigh Tavern. Come toast the season, enjoy a dance, and partake in the liveliest of entertainments. Enjoy a tasty treat at the end of your tour through the Christmas Party.

Midwinter Stories, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays through December 10
Among many Native communities in the Eastern Woodlands, storytelling takes place in the fall and winter, when domestic activities are mostly indoors and men are out hunting. Come hear the stories and traditions of tribes that frequented Williamsburg in the 18th century.

Senior Center Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall, November 18 – December 9
Gallery at York Hall is excited about displaying a variety of art created by the Senior Center artists. While shopping for the holidays or for any occasion, be sure to stop by and admire the Senior Center Exhibit.

“Christmas in Yorktown” Exhibit at Gallery at Yorktown, November
Come and enjoy the best of the best of local artist around our area. There will be a mix of local and Christmas holiday art pieces at the Gallery at York Hall.

Spanish Wine and Tapas Tasting, Saturdays
Drop by this Saturday, from 1-4 PM, as we offer a free tasting of Spanish wines paired with authentic Spanish bites! Join us on a tour of Spain’s wine regions and grapes and discover a new favorite from La Rioja, Ribeiro del Duero or a Cava or Sherry.

The Comedy Club of Williamsburg, Saturdays through February 24
The Comedy Club of Williamsburg invites you to join us for a wonderful evening of fun and laughter. This is your chance to see nationally touring comedians many of whom who have appeared on shows such as Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, and HBO, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon! Many of our comedians are Headliners on major stages in New York City, Las Vegas, and on the Cruise Lines! At the DoubleTree Hotel.


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