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Colonial Williamsburg events are like no others in the world

Special Events

In addition to our regularly scheduled ongoing events in the Historic Area, we invite you to join us throughout the year for various special occasions and events.

Grand Illumination

December 3, 2017

In the 18th century, illuminations--the firing of guns and lighting of fireworks--celebrated major events such as the birthday of a reigning sovereign, military victories, or the arrival of a new colonial governor. Join Colonial Williamsburg for this special day by strolling the Historic Area and viewing all the unique decorations. Enjoy musical performances on multiple stages throughout the Historic Area and fireworks displays from the Capitol, the Magazine, and the Palace.

Dominion PRESENTS Liberty's Ice Pavilion

November 17, 2017 – February 19, 2018

Dominion PRESENTS Liberty's Ice Pavilion

Lace up your skates and join us on historic Duke of Gloucester Street for family-friendly fun at Liberty’s Ice Pavilion, sponsored by Dominion Energy.