What to do in Williamsburg Nov 1-9 2014



Virginia Thanksgiving Festival at Berkeley Plantation
Nov 2, 9 am – 4 pm

Celebrate the first English speaking Thanksgiving in the New World. Join us for a day dedicated to history, food, arts, crafts & jewelry vendors, choral music, traditional Thanksgiving dinner & more.


Colonial Williamsburg Chocolate Symposium
Nov 2
Guest scholars and artisans join our Historic Foodways staff in this exploration of the customs, tastes, and history of this magical, revered food. Learn the 400 Years of Chocolate: Aztec to Artisanal.


Yorktown Holiday Open House Weekend
Nov 8 – 9

Special events, festive decorations, special sales, discounts, door prizes, strolling entertainment, and much more await you as you start or finish your holiday shopping. 


The Schooner Alliance in Yorktown
Through  Nov 2
It’s the last week of the season for the Schooner Alliance! See website for details. In Yorktown at Riverwalk Landing.

Veterans Day Weekend at Colonial Williamsburg Courage or Cowardice
Nov 8 – 11

Join us as we honor Americas veterans in a celebration of their patriotism and willingness to sacrifice and serve our country.

Williamsburg Jaguar Gathering
Nov 2, 11 am – 3 pm

Merchants Square will showcase the inaugural Williamsburg Jaguar Gathering with a collection of antique and special cars lining both sides of Duke of Gloucester Street in Merchants Square.

A Touch of Earth Featured Artist of the Month Bob Oller
Nov 1 – 30

Come see the works of artist Bob Oller on display all month. Specializing in paintings and sculptures.

The Indigenous Chesapeake
Nov 1, 10 am

Explore the material culture and historical life ways of the Tidewater Algonquians during this daylong special event.

A Dewey Decibel Concert- New West Guitar Group
Nov 7, 7:30 pm

Featuring John Storie, Perry Smith and Jeff Stein, New West Guitar Group has been making their mark as a fresh, cutting-edge guitar ensemble.

A Dewey Decibel Concerts Brock McGuire Band
Nov 8, 7:30 pm

The Brock McGuire Band is fronted by two of Irelands most celebrated traditional musicians: Paul Brock and Manus McGuire.

Veterans Day Dinner Dance Celebration DoubleTree by Hilton
Nov 8, 6 – 11 pm

Come join a celebration to honor all veterans.  The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra and Swing Team Lindy 101 perform. Includes Dinner, tax and Gratuity. Tickets available at 407-340-4920 o 757-870-4487

Auntie Ms American Cottage: Art Workshops Nuno Felted Scarf with Artist Valerie Johnson
Nov 8, 10 am – 12 pm

Come join Artist Valerie Johnson of Flying Cow Creations, in this unique workshop to make a beautiful nuno felted scarf that can be worn for all seasons. Also see: Art Workshops Tea Cozy/Silly Hat; Guinea Hen/Fat Cat.

2nd Sunday Festival
Nov 9, 11 am – 5 pm

Featuring  over 60 varied artisans & 2 stages of live music. Festival presented each month by the Blue Talon Bistro. Be sure to check out all of the artists coming to Prince George Street  for 2nd Sundays.

Williamsburg Choral Guild Songs of Praise, Voices of Advent
Nov 9, 4 pm

A festive program featuring J. S. Bachs brilliant Magnificat opens the Guilds 39th season, with chamber orchestra and five vocal soloists. 

The Mariners Museum and Park present: Military Appreciation Weekend
Nov 8 – 11, 9 am – 5 pm

It’s Military Appreciation Weekend ! Celebrate Veterans Day at The Mariners Museum and Park!

Star Party/Laser Light Shows
Nov 8

Free sky observing (weather permitting) begins at sunset at the Virginia Living Museum. Then stick around for the laser light shows. See website for schedule.

Yorktown Victory Center Fall lecture series Revolutionary War The Men Who Lost America.
Nov 4, 7 pm

Dr. Andrew OShaughnessy, professor of history at the University of Virginia, will challenge stereotypical explanations of Britains failure to win the American War of Independence.  

Williamsburg Library presents Raiders of the Lost Art
Nov 3, 7:30 pm

Raiders of the Lost Art Criminal activity in the Art World. This series is presented by This Century Art Gallery in cooperation with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. See website for details.

Beyond the Edge of the Sea

Explore the diversity of life deep in the oceans wilderness in Beyond the Edge of the Sea. At the Virginia Living Museum. highlights the work of scientific illustrator Karen Jacobsen.

The Iroquois in Williamsburg Observing the Siege
November 8 & 9

Visit with Generals Lafayette and Washington as they prepare for the siege of Yorktown and confer with their recently arrived Indian allies.

Frogs and Friends
Nov 8, 9 am – 5 pm

Enjoy a day filled with amphibian-related exhibits, activities and programs at the Virginia Living Museum. Learn ways to help the frogs and friends around you.

Art Workshop VMFA Oil Painting Basics Workshop
Nov 1, 10 am – 4 pm, with lunch break

SPECIAL WORKSHOP with Marjorie Perrin! See website for complete information.

Comedy Club of Williamsburg presents Comedian Landry and Friends
Nov 1, 8 pm

Comedian Landry: Born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario Landry first hit the stage in 2006, and has been on the fast track ever since. At the DoubleTree Hotel.


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