It’s the happiest time of the year once again in Williamsburg, Virginia. Temperatures are falling, spirits are rising, and everyone is celebrating Christmastime. Although it’s summer attractions are a big hit, Williamsburg has plenty of great activities for the whole family around the holidays.
Whether you want to spend Christmas colonial-style, enjoy fantastic shopping and fine dining, or be dazzled by a display of more than 10 million lights, Williamsburg is the place to be. With mild weather, friendly faces, and plenty of hot cocoa, there’s nothing not to love.
Here are some of our favorite Christmas activities in and around Williamsburg:
While Colonial Williamsburg is open year-round, Christmastime is one of the best to visit. There is no shortage of charming decorations on the historic buildings throughout the village. Swing by to see one of the two new Christmas theater productions: “Christmas Voyage Home” or “Christmas with the Washingtons.” While you’re there, fill up with 18th century-style food and drink while celebrating with historical residents at the Raleigh Tavern.
- Nov. 21 – Jan. 1
- Adult single day tickets $40.99 (Youth $20.49)
- Historical, festive fun
Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Enjoy twinkling, colorful Christmas lights? Then Christmas Town is the place to be this holiday season. With over 10 million lights to celebrate the festival’s 10th anniversary, Busch Gardens Williamsburg becomes a winter wonderland. There is a holiday-themed train ride, festive food and drink, and lots of unique shopping to check out while taking in the lights. Don’t forget about the many heart-warming shows that bring the spirit of Christmas to life.
- Nov. 17 – Jan. 5
- Tickets start at just $30
- Dazzling fun for the whole family
If you can’t get enough of the Christmas season, then never fear. Christmas Mouse is Williamsburg’s very own year-round Christmas store. The 10,000 square foot holiday emporium certainly has anything Christmas-themed that you can think of. Whether you’re looking for ornaments, stockings, or Williamsburg-themed gear, Christmas Mouse has it all. Stop in to their festive store to check out all the holiday goodness.
- Open year-round
- Unique holiday-themed shopping
Liberty’s Ice Pavilion
For those who love ice skating, and for those who would rather just watch, Liberty’s Ice Pavilion is a can’t-miss event. This seasonal outdoor skating rink is sure to bring anyone into the Christmas spirit. Don’t have skates? No problem. You can rent some at the rink for a small fee. If you don’t want to take a turn on the ice, you can still enjoy a steaming cup of American Heritage Hot Chocolate or a Chowning’s hot cider while listening to holiday music from local choirs and ensembles.
- Nov. 16 – Feb. 18
- Admission is $10 for adults ($8 for children)
- Skate rentals on-site for $3
Velocity Urgent Care Will Help Keep Your Holiday Festive
Should your holiday trip to Williamsburg not go as planned, Velocity Urgent Care is here to get you back on track. Stop in our Williamsburg location in the New Town entertainment, shopping and residential area just minutes from the College of William & Mary, local hotels, and all local attractions. Just walk in or reserve your spot online for rapid, friendly care. Our trained and compassionate team can treat everything from sore throats to coughs, cold and flu symptoms to earaches, fever to stomachaches and more. Velocity Urgent Care at New Town is open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.
Take a fall while ice skating at Liberty’s Pavilion? We have on-site digital x-ray machines and laboratory capabilities to quickly diagnose a wide variety of common health conditions. We will provide high-quality, professional care swiftly so that you can get back to enjoying the Christmas activities that Williamsburg offers. For more information about our services, where to find us, or to book an appointment, visit http://www.velocityuc.com.