Grand Illumination in Colonial Williamsburg

Dec. 7th 2012


To kick off the Christmas Season, Colonial Williamsburg has their annual Grand Illumination Celebration. This is a day of events to celebrate Christmas ending with the illumination of the Colonial areas. At dusk, each of the colonial homes will light candles in their windows.


Then at 7pm, they have their wonderful fireworks display. The fireworks will go off in three locations: The Governor’s Palace (which you see in the pictures), the Capital and the Armory. This was the first year I was able to make this event.







After the fireworks display, the Drum and Fife Corps will march down from the Governor’s Palace back to the Capital in a parade down the main street of Colonial Williamsburg.



If you have never seen it before, I would highly recommend it! It was a lot of people, so you will need to get there early. But it was worth the time.

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Posted by Michelle Darnell | in Year of the Virginia Historic Homes | 22 Comments »