Christmas fun includes food, traditions, and merriment. You will find all of that and more at A Colonial Christmas, which takes place at the Jamestown Settlement in Williamsburg, Virginia. If you are a history buff and are eager to learn about life in a newly established colony, this holiday event is a must-do.
Gather the family ‘round and propose a trip to Williamsburg. Get ready to experience the holiday spirit in an authentic setting. Learn how Christmastide was celebrated and what foods were prepared as part of the lead up to the season.
The Jamestown Settlement sets the stage for re-enacting how things were done in America’s first permanent English colony. Add a visit to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown as part of your trip. In nearby Yorktown, the learning continues with interesting activities like the observation of open-hearth cooking as preparation for the Christmas feast.
Williamsburg had a big role in the events of the American Revolution. Sites like the Yorktown Battlefield and the Tomb of the Unkown Soldier are two must-see stops in the region. If you would like to put an outdoor spin on your vacation, bike the Virginia Capital Trail, or explore Williamsburg Botanical Garden. Chippokes Plantation State Park is a working farm and a great place to park your RV for a night or two.