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WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA

A Colonial Christmas: Williamsburg’s Yuletide History and Traditions

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Program #12236ENZ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Step into the enchanting past and experience the history and traditions of a Colonial Christmas. Through the study of 18th-century Christmas decorations, customs, music, foods and religious celebrations, discover the historic and cultural significance of this magical holiday. Marvel at world-famous decorations and learn how they were made, and study the 12 days of Christmas and celebrations including foxhunts, balls, weddings and religious worship.


Highlights

• Meet a delightful constumed interpreter who brings to life the Yuletide customs of the early settlers.
• Stroll the storied Duke of Gloucester Street with experts as they shed light on the Colonial buildings and the fascinating decorations that grace them.
• Tempt the taste buds with delightful concoctions as a Colonial cook describes and demonstrates 18th-century holiday feasting traditions.

Activity Notes

Walking 1-2 miles daily; some stairs at historic buildings.

Date Notes
12/14/2014
The Restored Area of Williamsburg, as well as Jamestown and Yorktown, have many holiday related activities scheduled during this time. If you want to add extra days to explore, book early because of the popularity of these events.12/3/2014
This program date leads into Grand Illumination weekend, a magical time in Colonial Williamsburg, full of holiday activities and sights. Expierience strolling musicians, decorated houses, flaming cressets, and even fireworks! You may want to stay extra nights to enjoy the festivities, but book early because of the popularity of this event,

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Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
3 nights of accommodations
9 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances

Ratings

4.6
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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