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Grand Illumination.  Courtesy of Colonial Williamsburg Resort.

Colonial Williamsburg is a great place to visit during the Christmas holiday. Colonial Williamsburg is just a short drive from DC and the winter season offers visitors festive lights, fireworks, shopping, dining and much more.

  • The Grand Illumination - December 6, 2009 - Colonial Williamsburg heralds the Christmas season with candles, fireworks and music. The celebration begins at 4:45 p.m. on outdoor stages throughout the Historic Area. Colonial Williamsburg's Fifes and Drums provide 18th-century music as costumed performers present holiday entertainment found in Williamsburg two centuries ago. At 5:45 p.m., the Fifes and Drums signal the beginning of the Grand Illumination. At 6:15 p.m., candles are lit in public buildings, shops and homes, and fireworks are launched. Read more

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