Grand Illumination Colonial Williamsburg 2017

  • Sunday, December 3, 2017
  • 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

In the 18th century, illuminations–the firing of guns and lighting of fireworks–celebrated major events such as the birthday of a reigning sovereign, military victories, or the arrival of a new colonial governor. Join Colonial Williamsburg for this special day by strolling the Historic Area and viewing all the unique decorations. Enjoy musical performances on multiple stages throughout the Historic Area and fireworks displays from the Capitol, the Magazine, and the Palace.



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Schedule of events during the Grand Illumination:

Grand illumination Fireworks: 7:00pm-7:30pm

Daytime programs include:

Christmas Decorations Walking Tour at 9:15 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Talk of the Town: Christmastide at 10 a.m.

Midwinter Stories at 10:30 a.m.

The Spirit of the Season at the Raleigh Tavern at 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, and 3:30 p.m.

A Victorian Christmas at 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.



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