This PRIVATE tour (only your group) highlights Colonial Williamsburg's picturesque holiday decorations of our historical area. This tour provides insight about the materials, crafts people, construction and design of the wreaths and garlands adorning the exterior of most 18th Century buildings, exhibits and private homes and different judging categories. We meet guest at The Williamsburg Inn to admire the spectacular decorations and begin our journey to the Duke of Gloucester. If there are children attending, please let us know in advance as our holidays take on a special magic for the young at heart. Authentic 18th Century African American tea cakes offered to guests.
Note: Grand Illuminations are the first, second and third Saturdays of December (7pm fireworks from the Governor’s Palace and Capitol). The Yule Log lightings are the first, second and third Fridays of December. Decorations are judged Monday after the first Grand Illumination and a second time two weeks later.