Williamsburg, VA—With its rich history, Merchants Square, adjacent to historic Colonial Williamsburg, brings the full spirit of the holidays together with an atmosphere that delivers the whole holiday package—unique shopping, fine dining and entertainment and events for the entire family. A full schedule of the entertainment and events in Merchants Square can be found at www.merchantssquare.org.
The Square brings the magic of the holidays alive with traditions for children of all ages. For the seventh year, the Virginia Theatre Machine brings its witty production of the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol,” performed in less than 30 minutes. Each year, director Mark Lerman crafts a new twist for the old script, and this year’s production is no exception. The fun, new musical take on the show debuts on Thanksgiving Day.
Visitors can forget the stress of shopping with the specialty boutiques and delightful selection of eateries while strolling musicians and choral groups further enrich this one-of-a-kind experience. Santa greets little ones at the William & Mary Bookstore on Saturdays and Sundays, with a professional photographer available to capture that special moment. On November 28 and December 13, Santa will arrive early to enjoy milk and cookies and story time with his young fans.
Most retail stores open at 10 a.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday. Individual store hours will vary. A detailed schedule of performances and Santa appearances can be found on www.merchantssquare.org/holiday. The Merchants Square Facebook page will contain any schedule changes and further contact information. Event descriptions and schedules are also available online as a PDF document: merchantssquare.org/files/HolidayEventsListing.pdf.