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Chowning’s Tavern: Grand Illumination Holiday Feast

Come celebrate the holidays in December. Plan to join us for a festive holiday feast at Chowning’s Tavern before the Historic Area is illuminated with thousands of candles.

Cost: $55 Plus Tax & Gratuity Per Person
For reservations, please call 1-833-277-5559

  • Saturday, December 5, 2020     2PM – 6PM
  • Saturday, December 12, 2020   2PM – 6PM
  • Saturday, December 19, 2020   2PM – 6PM

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For reservations, please call 1-833-277-5559

Grand Illumination, a highlight of Colonial Williamsburg’s Christmas season features the magnificent spectacle of candles in the window of our historic area. While this festive event in the Historic Area is an adaptation of an 18th-century practice, it was not a Christmas custom. On occasions such as the monarch’s birthday or the arrival of a new colonial governor, the town was “illuminated” with fireworks. Written accounts of illuminations in Williamsburg before the American Revolution include descriptions of “candles in the cupolas of public buildings and in the windows of gentlemen’s houses.”

An Important Message Learn about new measures we’ve implemented across Colonial Williamsburg Resorts and our dining locations to promote health and hygiene, including enhanced cleaning, reduced-contact payment and menus at locations, and more.     








Next Event Date

Dec 05 2020 - Dec 19 2020


2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


$55 plus tax & gratuity, per person

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