A Colonial Christmas: Williamsburg’s Yuletide History and Traditions

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Step into the past and experience the history and traditions of a Colonial Christmas. Through the study of 18th-century Christmas decorations, customs, music, foods and religious celebrations, discover the historic and cultural significance of this magical holiday. Savor the seasonal beauty and festive charm of Yuletide in Williamsburg. Marvel at the world-famous decorations while learning how they were made. Study the 12 days of Christmas and their many celebrations including foxhunts, balls, weddings and religious worship. Tour one of the oldest buildings in Williamsburg while gaining an appreciation of how Christmas was observed in a Colonial home. Capture the spirit of Christmas in Williamsburg.

Walk 1-2 miles daily; some stairs to get into historic buildings.