Grand Illumination in Colonial Williamsburg
Dec. 8, 2019 starting at 4pm, Fireworks at 7pm
Colonial Williamsburg’s Holiday season officially begins with the Grand Illumination. The Revolutionary City lights up with fireworks, bonfires, and candles twinkling in the windows of buildings. Enjoy live music on five stages throughout the Historic Area. Live music and entertainment begins at 4pm. Historic taverns as well as special food trucks, will be available for a full range of food and drink options. And of course — fireworks displays from the Capitol, the Magazine, and the Palace!
Here is a schedule of events:
THE GOVERNOR’S PALACE, MAGAZINE & CAPITOL BUILDING
A grand display of fireworks to be followed by a Glorious Procession of Fifes & Drums along The Duke of Gloucester Street, beginning at the Colonial Courthouse & culminating at Botetourt Street.
The lighting of candles in the windows of shops and homes along the Duke of Gloucester Street began in 1934 during the Colonial Williamsburg restoration. This timeless tradition continues with a symbolic ceremony featuring the heart-stirring pomp & pageantry of the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes & Drums.
Stop by Sparkleland in Merchants Square to see Santa and get pictures taken
More info on this event can be found on Colonial Williamsburg’s Website
To opt in to our inclement weather and emergency notification system for Grand Illumination, text HOLIDAY to 226787.
Make dinner reservations at one of these Colonial Williamsburg Restaurants below: