Lighting of the Cressets this Summer in Colonial Williamsburg


Lighting of the Cressets returns in Colonial Williamsburg

Special Lighting of the Cressets: July 3, July 5, & July 6, 2024

This is a special addition to July 4th week of events at Colonial Williamsburg! Was it your plan to get outdoors and enjoy an evening a glow? Well here is a fun way to spend your evenings….before and after July 4th! Free and open to the public

The streets become illuminated in a smokey glow that only the Colonial Cressets can create. This event that happens in the Spring and Fall is now happening a few evenings this summer. So head down to the historic Duke of Gloucester Street (DoG St) for the Lighting of the Cressets. Enjoy the evening as they bring our 18th-century streets to life at night with strolling musicians. Stop and have a drink in a tavern or shop and dine at one of the Colonial Williamsburg shops or restaurants.

  • July 3, 2024 from 8-10pm
  • July 5, 2024 from 8-10pm
  • July 6, 2024 from 8-10pm

Or just go out in the evening air and enjoy the most enchanting of streets in America. See the schedule here or check our daily calendar.


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