Lighting of the Cressets

25nov6:00 pm9:00 pmLighting of the Cressets

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Was it your plan to get outdoors this fall and enjoy the colors of the season, get healthy and enjoy your family and friends? Well here is a fun way to spend your fall evenings….

Head to Colonial Williamsburg a night for another reason this fall – on the historic Duke of Gloucester Street they will be Lighting of the Cressets. This brings their 18th-century streets to life at night – so don’t miss the strolling musicians and make sure to take in an evening program like To Hang a Pirate, Cry Witch, Haunted Williamsburg, Capitol Concerts or Ghost Walk Jr. Enjoy the fall evenings – the cressets make the streets glow and it is a beautiful sight!

Thursday – Saturday evenings October 1 – November 26, 2022 & Dec 23 & 24- from 6 pm to 9 pm – FREE and open to the public. (Not occurring on Thanksgiving on Nov 24)

One of the most beautiful spots to take an evening stroll is even better this fall. You do not need a ticket to enjoy this but if you want to take in an evening Haunted Williamsburg tour, you can purchase a ticket on DoG St. And if you have your Good Neighbor Pass you can get discounts on many evening programs and dining/shopping at Colonial Williamsburg Taverns and Shops!

Head down to the historic Duke of Gloucester Street (DoG St) for the newest fall tradition from Colonial Williamsburg, the Lighting of the Cressets. Enjoy the fall 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.

Or just go out in the evening air and enjoy the most enchanting of streets in America. Select days in the evenings in September-November from 6 pm to 9 pm. See the schedule here or check our daily calendar.


(Friday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


East End of Duke of Gloucester

416 E Duke of Gloucester St