Back in olden times, candles were placed in the windows of homes to celebrate the holiday season. Colonial Williamsburg continues that tradition today, albeit with a little modern flair thrown in. Up to 25,000 people are drawn to the event each year, which includes firework displays, music concerts, and costumed performers. Candles are still placed in darkened windows but the mix of music and lights in the downtown area allows the community to celebrate the holidays in style. The event is held annually on the first Sunday of December.
- Type: Festivals & Fairs
- Nearest Train: Williamsburg Amtrak Station
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Watch glassblowers, blacksmiths and other artisans producing goods by tried-and-true colonial methods. Or perhaps participate in a re-enactment of a trial at the courthouse. The period homes, stores and other buildings in Williamsburg are full of interesting things to do and see. Once the capital of Colonial Virginia, the town has been restored so that visitors may see it as it was in the 1700s.