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Grand Illuminations in Colonial Williamsburg

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Colonial Williamsburg Grand Illuminations

The Kick off to the Christmas Season is coming this weekend. Thousands of residents and guests will head down to Duke of Gloucester street this weekend as Colonial Williamsburg celebrates the start of the holiday season. Store fronts are adorned with fresh garland, window boxes are draped with boxwood and holly. Wreaths are created with fresh fruit from the area and hung on the historic homes. Interpreters are dressed in their holiday wear. Father Christmas strolls the streets of Merchant Square as children of all ages give him their lists. Sunday 12/5 culminates the festivities with music and fireworks like no other. Low lying fireworks explode in 3 different places simultaneously in the Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area.¬† Hot Chocolate and cider are great additions to the fire lit torches lining the streets. The Fife and Drum perform to everyone’s amazement and children as well as¬†adults watch in awe as the Christmas Season begins. Truly an occasion not to be missed!

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