Williamsburg Events: November 20 – 26, 2017 (Thanksgiving)

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Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!


Foods and Feasts of Colonial Virginia, November 23 – 25
Colonial Virginia foodways are featured during this three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day. At Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

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.

Turkey Pardoning at the Virginia Living Museum, November 22
Celebrate the long and healthy lives of our wild turkeys during the VLM’s eighth annual Turkey Pardoning.

Bountiful Thanksgiving Buffet at Opus 9 Steakhouse, November 23
Enjoy the Bountiful Thanksgiving Buffet at Opus 9 Steakhouse on Thursday, November 23 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Please call for reservations. The complete menu can be viewed online.

Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Riverwalk Restaurant, November 23
Avoid the kitchen on this great American Holiday.  This fabulous menu will include salads & breads, carving stations, a seven-foot seafood tower, pot luck side dishes, and delicious desserts.

Thanksgiving Day at Café Provençal, November 23
Join us on Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving Day at Cafe Provencal at the Williamsburg Winery. See website for complete menu.

Thanksgiving Day Buffet at DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg, November 23
DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg would love to host you and your family for a delicious Thanksgiving Buffet!

Big Turkey Burn 5K, November 23
We’re thrilled to be working with the many great merchants in New Town to bring you a new holiday tradition. We’ll have great T-shirts, finisher medals, local food and entertainment. Event proceeds will benefit Williamsburg Meals on Wheels and R.L. Wilkinson Family YMCA.

Evil Santa This Way Comes, November 24
Evil Santa only comes ’round but once a year. And this year he’s bringing a fleet of 16 oz. cans with him. Join us on Black Friday for the 2017 draft release + can debut of this seasonal 7.0% ABV spiced milk stout. A variant tapping, a cask presentation, and a food truck will all be part of the day’s festivities! At the Virginia Beer Company.

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.

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!

Robert Hodge: Stage and Screen, November 25
Internationally acclaimed pianist/vocalist and Williamsburg Players’ Alumni, Robert Hodge returns for a special main stage concert event to benefit the Williamsburg Players.

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.

Palace Concert, November 24
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.

Dean Shostak’s Crystal Carols Concert, November 25
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.

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.

Small Business Saturday, November 24
Come get one size fits all shopping done with Copper Fox Distillery. From Bottles to Gift Baskets to cards of any denomination we have you covered. Your friends and family will be saying “Cheers!” in the New Year.

Veteran’s Art Show at On the Hill Gallery
, November 11 – 26
Join us November 11th at 6-8 pm for the opening reception of  “The Spirit of American Military Art: The Never Ending Story,” our first-ever exhibition dedicated to American veterans.

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.

Watermen’s Museum Swing Dance, November 20
Join us every third Monday of the month for swing dance.

Riverwalk Restaurant’s Sunday Brunch Buffet, November 26
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.

Williamsburg Farmers Market, November 25
Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburgs Farmers Market.

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.

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.


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