Thanksgiving in Williamsburg
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Plan your holiday now with these great Thanksgiving weekend events and activities.
Celebrate the 1619 observance of Thanksgiving at Virginia's Thanksgiving Festival at Berkeley Plantation. Thanksgiving Day through November 24, explore Virginia food ways of the 17th century during Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia, a three-day event at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center.
Colonial Williamsburg’s Thanksgiving annual tradition continues with several bountiful feasts. Experience mouth-watering southern delicacies in the historic dining taverns or the Williamsburg Lodge. And don't forget the ever popular After-Thanksgiving sales, featuring Midnight Madness, at Williamsburg Premium Outlets!
This weekend initiates the Christmas season. Visit Busch Gardens Thanksgiving weekend as they open for Christmas Town, the park's holiday spectacular and enjoy gazing at more than five million twinkling lights. Colonial Williamsburg's holiday programs begin. Don't miss the spectacular programs, dining, entertainment, hotel packages, events for children and more. We are waiting to help you make Christmas memories you'll always cherish.
- Virginia's Thanksgiving Festival at Berkeley Plantation
November 4, 2012, 12 – 4 pm
Join us for a day dedicated to history, food, and tours at Berkeley Plantation, the site of the First Official Thanksgiving in America.
House tours: 9 am – 4:30 pm.
- Foods & Feasts at Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center
November 22 – 24, 2012
Colonial Virginia foodways are featured during this three-day event on Thanksgiving Day. At Jamestown Settlement, learn how food was gathered, preserved and prepared on land and at sea by Virginia's English colonists and Powhatan Indians. Programs at the Yorktown Victory Center offer a fascinating look at how the fall's bounty makes the journey from field to kitchen, and finally, to table!
- Dining in Colonial Williamsburg
The Colonial Williamsburg Thanksgiving tradition continues with several bountiful feasts. Experience special historic dining taverns with seatings beginning at 11 a.m. Gather your family around one of our tables for a Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings, prepared by the chefs of the Williamsburg Lodge.
- Midnight Madness/After Thanksgiving Sales at Williamsburg Premium Outlets
November 23 – 25, 2012
Don't miss the annual After Thanksgiving Weekend Sales, featuring the ever-popular Midnight Madness event!
Also Opening Thanksgiving Weekend
- Christmas Town at Busch Gardens
November 23 – December 31, 2012
A Busch Gardens Celebration. Holiday traditions, dazzling shows and one-of-a-kind gift ideas will get you in the Christmas spirit! Millions of twinkling lights will illuminate your night, and the complete Christmas Town experience includes a visit to Santa's workshop and the parks' 50-foot tall, light-animated Christmas tree. Christmas Town opens Nov. 23.
- Colonial Williamsburg's Holiday Season Begins
November 23, 2012 – January 1, 2013
Make your holiday season unforgettable with a romantic Colonial Williamsburg getaway. Rest and rejuvenate in the Spa, enjoy the spectacular Grand Illumination celebration, or get in the holiday spirit with a Decorations Tour. Cozy up in one of the Resort restaurants and start a new holiday tradition with your loved ones.
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