Tourism Top 10

Posted on: December 5, 2017

What Will You Do This Weekend?

Dec. 8

  • Need a Christmas tree? Enjoy a tree grown in James City County! MillFarm Christmas Tree & Berry Farm is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and every Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. for tree cutting. MillFarm offers White Pine, Caroline Sapphire, Leyland Cypress and Blue Spruce varieties. Cost varies by size. There are also pre-cut Frasier Firs available. The farm takes cash or check.
  • Enjoy A Dickens Christmas on Friday, Dec. 8 from 4-8:30 p.m. at the James City County Library. Virginia Theatre Machine will present "Master Thespian's Christmas Carol," an endlessly creative version of the show performed out of their specially designed trailer and all ages will find something to enjoy among a wide selection of crafts, musical performances, historical talks, ghost story readings, period dance demonstrations and a host of other Dickensian holiday fun in our newly-renovated Marketplace setting. Award-winning local food truck Foodatude will be on site selling snacks, meals, and hot beverages.
  • How will Christmas continue without this beloved red-nosed reindeer? Find Take the kids to enjoy A Christmas Without Rudolph at the James City County Library on Friday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. This is a puppet show followed by a craft.
  • Enjoy Caroloke and Cocoa in New Town Williamsburg on Fridays through Dec. 15 from 6-8 p.m. $5 per person to enter the caroloke contest. There are three categories: 17 and under, 18 and over, groups of four or more. Cocoa is free!
  • Attend the Flute Frenzy Holiday Concert on Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:15 p.m. at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. The program will be a Winter’s Journey of varied music for flute choirs of piccolo, C flute, alto and bass flutes. The program includes familiar classical and popular works from Sleigh Ride to the Nutcracker. Directed by Thom Recktenwald and Prelude Director, Olivia Lawson, the concert is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.
  • Join Santa Claus and support the York River State Park at Jingle Bark in the Park on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Walkers will receive a set of "jingle bells." Dogs will receive a special treat. Enter your pooch in the holiday hat/outfit contest. Coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies will be provided. Donations of pet food and supplies will be accepted. Parking is $4.
  • There will be a Holiday Open House at Artfully Yours Studio on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. This is a free, family-friendly event. There will be live music, Santa Claus, children’s activities, refreshments and a pop-up shop.
  • On Saturday, Dec. 9, make reindeer sugar scrub at JOANN Fabric and Craft Store in New Town Williamsburg from 3-5 p.m. Orange and cinnamon essential oils will be used to make the scrub. Cost is $5 per person.
  • Get in the holiday spirit with Flannels & S’mores at Jamestown 4-H Education Center on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 4:30-8 p.m. Cost is $5 per car. There will be s’mores kits available for $2 and a movie on the lawn beginning at 6 p.m. The featured film is Elf. Attendees are encouraged to bring a flashlight, blanket and chair.
  • Attend Holiday Memories in Blue at Warhill High School on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 7-10 p.m. The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band will highlight 70 years of Air Force holiday memories with traditional and new music. Tickets are free, but must be reserved.
  • The Comedy Club of Williamsburg presents Mike Stankieicz with John Kensil on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m.  Stank takes you down a road you didn't expect to travel with a conversational style that makes you feel like you're riding the bar stool next to him. With his rust belt influence, Stankieicz’s intellectual proclivity and a blue-collar approach to humor turn crowds upside down.
  • Usher in the holiday season with wine and live music! 94.9 The Point presents Uncorked & Unplugged the Holiday Edition live from The Williamsburg Winery on Sunday, Dec. 10. Doors open at noon and music is from 1-4 p.m. Enjoy live music from Andy Grammer while sipping on delicious Virginia wine in the beautiful Williamsburg Winery vineyard. Uncorked & Unplugged is certain to be a memorable event! All attendees must be 21 and over. Past Uncorked & Unplugged artists include LeAnn Rimes, David Cook and Ingrid Michaelson.

Uncorked and Unplugged has three ticket options:

  • General admission includes one general admission ticket that provides standing room only, no seating is provided
  • VIP admission includes one VIP ticket, an official souvenir wine glass, access to a private cash bar and premium seating in a private VIP area
  • Meet & Greet admission includes one VIP ticket with all the amenities of the VIP ticket, one wine pour and one ticket to the meet and greet with Andy Grammer in the Williamsburg Winery’s barrel cellar
  • Enjoy Christmas with the Williamsburg Choral Guild on Sunday, Dec. 10 at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. There are two performances at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. This is a free, family-friendly program of traditional Christmas selections, seasonal musical arrangements and a group carol sing. The Guild offers this concert to the community in thanks for your continuing support. In lieu of admission, please bring a nonperishable food item for FISH.
  • Busch Gardens® Christmas Town™ is open on select days through Jan. 1, 2018. Experience the largest light display in North America along with festive food and drink, wonderful shows including ‘Twas that Night at the Royal Palace Theatre and a visit to Santa’s new North Pole workshop.
  • Experience centuries-old holiday traditions at Jamestown Settlement during A Colonial Christmas. Visitors will learn about Jamestown colony’s early years as well as the English colonists’ Christmas at sea in December 1606, and the Powhatan Indian hospitality shown to Captain John Smith’s trading party in 1608 during a winter storm. There will be special festivities from Dec. 23-31 featuring period musical entertainment and appearances at Jamestown Settlement by the Lord of Misrule. A Jamestown Settlement holiday film and interpretive programs compare and contrast English Christmas customs of the period with how the season may have been observed in the difficult early years of the Jamestown colony.

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