Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg

Steve and I decided it would be fun to visit Colonial Williamsburg today to see it decorated for Christmas. There is still a light snow on the ground and this made the village even more beautiful.  It was cold today but they had bonfires going and we found a cute place to have hot cocoa and cookies.  Enjoy the pictures.











After visiting Colonial Williamsburg we stopped by Yankee Candle’s Flagship Store. Can you believe readers have voted this the 2ND best attraction in Williamsburg?   This flagship store is over 10,000 square feet and they carry 400,000 candles…and I did not get even one picture of a candle?  The store has a year round Christmas village set up with individual shops and hundreds of Christmas trees . It even snows in the village every four minutes.
They sell a lot more than just candles. You can buy beautiful Italian dishes and ceramics, Christmas villages, jewelry, handbags, and even gourmet popcorn and fudge. It is a great place to take children, especially this time of year. They can have lunch with Santa in the cafe, make their own candles, create a wax mold of their hand and many other activities.
Yes, I could not resist bringing a few candles home with me.



44 thoughts on “Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg”

  1. Oh how beautiful. I can only imagine living in one of these old houses/buildings. I love the style of all of them, always have. Thanks for sharing.

  2. my parents went there maybe 5 years ago and my mom loved all of the fruit themed decor and came home and replicated the look for the outside of her home. i really should get over there and take some pictures! it looks amazing! i would love to see christmastime in colonial williamsburg- it's beautiful anyways, but at christmas… wow!

  3. Happy to see your pictures. We were hoping to go to the grand illumination in Williamsburg this year to celebrate our daughter getting into William and Mary, but we couldn't get away that weekend. I adore all of the Christmas wreaths and walking around with a cup of warm cider. How wonderful that there was a bit of snow of the ground. Wishing you a lovely holiday!

  4. There is no place quite like Williamsburg during Christmas! Our daughter went to college there and I miss going down to visit during the holidays! Thank you for taking us along for a visit!

    Kat 🙂

  5. Your post sure brought back memories. I was able to visit Williamsburg once when I was 16 years old. What a special place, especially for a young teen. I could just imagine myself living during those times. Would love to be able to go back one day.

  6. I love visiting Williamsburg this time of year! Did you get to see them making chocolate? It is so fun to watch, they do it from the cocoa beans taking it through the process to finished candy bars. It takes them days, but it is still fun to see the different stages! Looks like you had a great time!

  7. You were only a couple of hours away from me! 🙁 I haven't been in a few years but if you ever go again, we will have to meet up, Sherry! Beautiful photos. So Christmas-y and wonderful.

    Hugs to you!

  8. I spent many years living in Tidewater and I loved seeing your photos of Williamsburg. In high school I sang in our a'capella choir. Every Christmas season we sang carols on the street corners while dressed in full colonial regalia. It was always so beautiful – especially at night.

  9. Does look cold there! All the more authentic. Love all the decorations with pieces from nature. Never thought of Yankee for village pieces but I've always loved their candles.

  10. How fabulous! I have this on my "to do" list someday. I love everyone in their period coats and cloaks and the horses just make it so incredible. What a fun trip to make. Thanks for sharing and taking us along with you.

  11. You have stirred up some sweet memories for me! G-Man and I spent our honeymoon there before driving on to our new address in Richmond.

    It was quite a romantic place! We enjoyed it and went back several times while we were in Virginia.

  12. I would love to visit that part of our country some day. Thank you for sharing the pictures so that we could enjoy your visit too. Merry Christmas!

  13. Hi Sherry…

    My friend, I would just love to visit Colonial Williamsburg! It looks so interesting! I loved seeing the old buildings and really enjoyed how they decorated their doors with all the beautiful wreaths…sooo pretty! Wow…that Yankee Candle shop is AWESOME! Ohhh yes, I would definitely want to see that shop! The Christmas village was spectacular! It sounds like ya'll had a fabulous time…thank you for sharing your day with us!

    Well sweet friend, I just wanted to come by to say thank you for stopping by yesterday and taking a peek at my Christmas dining room. I always enjoy your visits and sweet notes, my friend! Thank you! I'm sorry that you haven't had much luck finding mercury glass this Christmas. You know, I usually add to my collection during all the after Christmas sales. I sure hope that you can find some pretty pieces!

    Wishing you and your sweet family a very Merry Christmas, sweet lady!

    Chari @Happy To Design

  14. Love seeing peeps in the old traditional , colonial clothing.
    That is some major store, I just went to our local Yankee candle store yesterday, no where near having what your's does.

  15. Wow, What can I say Sherry. I can't believe a colonial town like Williamstown even exists. I should be there. It looks amazing. My son will be blown away when I show him this quaint village. Thanks for sharing. Thankyou for hosting a xmas linky party. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
    Seasons Blessings.
    Donna xx

  16. Thanks so much for sharing these pics. We have been to Williamsburg many times but never at Christmas:( Our good friends just spent a week there! I REALLY want to go to the Colonial Candle shop!!!!!!! Thanks for telling us about that! Have a WONDERFUL Christmas! XO, Pinky

  17. My daughter lives in D.C. and the next time I visit that is on the agenda….thank you for the tour and I have been to Yankee Candle in MA and it is so unbelieveable, hard to describe!

  18. I love Williamsburg! My sisters and Mom all graduated from William and Mary … just a beautiful area. It's absolutely beautiful there this time of year and certainly puts one in the Christmas spirit. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Hi Sherry, thank you for your kind comment! I just love your blog. I visit nearly every day, and try to read all your new posts, even if I do not find the time to reply. You just have the best taste, love it when you show off your china. Today's photos are so cool. I feel like I"m visiting a place I cannot normally do being here in California. Thank you for all your support, hugs tami

  20. Oh I love Williamsburg! Haven't been there in years. Now you've inspired me to get to one of our quaint New England towns that is similar this week (Old Sturbridge Village maybe?).

    ~New England Style~

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