Christmas in Williamsburg

Christmas is a magical time in Williamsburg -- and one of the best parts of the holidays is the holiday food!  From Thanksgiving dinner to Cookies with Santa, there's a special dining event just for you! 

For dining events and specials, please browse our dining options below. 

For general information on holiday dining openings and closings, click here.

To add your dining event, please contact us for more information


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Christmas Events

Yorktown Market Days and Toyland Parade
December 15, 8 am - 3 pm

Offering unique items to the holiday season, in addition to the usual array of fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, specialty cut flowers, quality art, and live musical entertainment.  Free. (757) 890.3500. For more detailed information, visit the website.

Breakfast with Santa
December 15, 9 am

A spirited morning featuring children's holiday fun, you favorite breakfast foods, moth-watering hot chocolate, visits with Santa's helpers, and much more. At the Williamsburg Lodge.  Reservations required.

Wine, Wit & Wisdom
December 15, 2 pm

Christmas Bells Below the Equator: Taste and contemplate the wines of the Southern Hemisphere. Join Executive Chef Rhys H. Lewis and his groupies for an interactive educational, and fun wine tasting. Sample some of the world's greatest wines pared with artisan cheeses and chocolates.  At the Williamsburg Lodge.

An Evening with Charles Dickens
December 17, 7 pm

Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, offers an unforgettable evening staged during an elegant banquet featuring world-class cuisine. The evening features his energetic one-man retelling of A Christmas Carol.  At the Williamsburg Inn.  Reservations required.

Holiday Tea with Charles Dickens
December 17, 2:30 pm

Create holiday memories with your family at an English afternoon tea that features a delightful one-man performance of A Christmas Carol by Gerald Dickens, the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens in a unique holiday classic. At the Williamsburg Inn.  Reservations required.

Christmas Georgian Tea
December 19, 3 pm

Mr. Samual Adams, a grand Regency house butler, will delight you with tales of rich foods, games and Christmas festivities as celebrated in the late Georgian period - the time of King George III.   At the Williamsburg Inn.

Wine, Wit & Wisdom
December 22, 2 pm

Christmas in Paris: Experience the Terroir of the Wine Regions of France. Join Executive Chef Rhys H. Lewis and his groupies for an interactive educational, and fun wine tasting. Sample some of the world's greatest wines pared with artisan cheeses and chocolates.  At the Williamsburg Lodge.

Christmas Eve "Feast of the Seven Fishes"
December 24, 5 - 9 pm
Enjoy a traditional Italian-inspired holiday feast, featuring signature soup, chefs cold table, Italian-inspired entrees from our open kitchen and an Italian desserts buffet.  At Traditions at the Williamsburg Lodge.  Cost is $36 for adults and $14.95 for children.  Call 800-404-3389 for more information.

Christmas Breakfast at the Taverns
December 25, beginning at 8:45 am

Celebrate Christmas morning with a delightful breakfast in an 18th-century atmosphere.  At Chowning's, King's Arms and Shield's taverns.  Cost is $24.95 for adults and $15.95 for children (includes tax and gratuity).  Call 800-404-3389 for reservations (required). 

Christmas Dinner at the Taverns
December 25, beginning at 1 pm

Ring in Christmas in 18th-century style while savoring traditional holiday fare.  At Campbell's, Chowning's, King's Arms and Shields taverns.  Cost is $60.95 for adults and $24.05 for children.  Includes tax and gratuity.  Call 800-404-3389 for reservations (required). 

"Home for the Holidays" Christmas Day Dinner
December 25, 4 - 9 pm

Special a la carte Christmas menu featuring Williamsburg specialties and holiday dessert buffet.  Traditions at the Williamsburg Lodge.

Williamsburg Lodge Christmas Brunch
December 25, 10 am - 2 pm

Enjoy a sumptuous buffet featuring holiday breakfast fare along with spectacular desserts and coffees.  Williamsburg Lodge.

Boxing Day Regency Dinner
December 26, 7 pm

Traditionally, December 26 was the day to open the Christmas Box to share the contents witht he poor. Mr. Samual Adams, a grand Regency house butler, will explore the legends and practices of this long-standing English holiday.  Williamsburg Inn.

"The Nutcracker Holiday Feast"
December 26, 5 - 9 pm

Inspired by the Nutcracker Ballet, Councilor Drosselmeyer (sic) has put together a wonderful buffet featuring roasted turkey and Chef-carved baron of beef, seafood catch of the day, a waltz of salads, and highlighted with the "land of the Sweets" Chef Action Station.  Traditions at Williamsburg Lodge.

Wine, Wit & Wisdom
December 26, 2 pm

Christmas in Italy: Sample Old World wines and celebrate Italian Christmas traditions. Join Executive Chef Rhys H. Lewis and his groupies for an interactive educational, and fun wine tasting. Sample some of the world's greatest wines pared with artisan cheeses and chocolates.  Williamsburg Lodge.

"Holiday Flavors from around The World"
December 27, 5:15 - 9 pm
December 29, 5:30 - 9 pm
December 30, 5:30 - 8 pm

Holiday Flavors of France, Spain and Italy: Savor a three course prix fixe menu featuring festive French, Spanish and Italian cuisine. International wine parings for each menu.  Traditions at Williamsburg Lodge


New Year's Events

Ring in the New Year with artcafe26
December 31, 6:30 pm
Enjoy a wonderful meal with live music!  Menu items include: Salmon Tartare, Filet of Hereford Beef, Arctic Char roasted in Thyme, Chef Klinger's 2012 Dessert Creation and much more!  Cost is $120 dinner/person, plus tax and gratuity (wine pairing available).  Reservations only through 757-565-7788 or artcafe26@aol.com

Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant
Offering a 4-course dinner paired with wines, 6 & 8 pm seatings (reservations only - 757-565-1977)

Wine, Wit & Wisdom
December 31, 2 pm

New Year's Eve in "Champagne" and Other Sparkling Places. Join Executive Chef Rhys H. Lewis and his groupies for an interactive educational, and fun wine tasting. Sample some of the world's greatest wines pared with artisan cheeses and chocolates.  Williamsburg Lodge.

New Year's Eve Dinner
December 31, 6 - 10 pm

Savor a four-course dinner menu with a champagne toast.  At the Williamsburg Lodge's Traditions restaurant.  Cost is $49 (plus tax and gratuity); $15 with wine pairings.  Reservations recommended.  Call 800-447-8679 for more information 


Holiday Parties

artcafe26
Do you have an upcoming event or holiday party?  artcafe26 would love to host it!  We offer custom menus and wine pairings for your events.  A special food demonstration by Executive Chef Bernhard Klinger can be arranged.  artcafe26 offers a diversified, European culinary experience and a great atmosphere!  For more information, or to start planning your event, email artcafe26 or call 757-565-7788. 

Annual Holiday Luncheon at the Great Wolf Lodge
December 17 - 21, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Join us for Great Wolf Lodge's 6th annual holiday luncheon. Come and enjoy the feel of a BIG holiday party for a small holiday price. Enter to win fabulous prizes, given out by Santa himself! All party attendees will receive a voucher valid for 2 water park passes to be used on a future date. Reservations required. Cost is $29.99/person (inclusive of tax and gratuity).  Call 757-229-9700 for more information or to reserve your space today! Dates are still available for private holiday parties.

The Holiday Inn and Suites Gateway is offering special rates for holiday parties to fellow Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance members.  For more information, call 757-229-9990, X 7109. Located at 515 Bypass Road, Williamsburg, VA.


Special
Aberdeen Barn - December Three-Course Dinner Special
This month, Aberdeen Barn is offering a special menu.  Items include: fresh salads, Beef Tenderloin and Crab Imperial and a Holiday Delight dessert.  Cost is $28.95 and is good nightly throughout the month.  Please call 757-229-6661 for reservations. 

Williamsburg Cupcake
We have special holiday flavors like Peppermint Chocolate Chip, Eggnog and Gingerbread Man!  Stop in today!  Call 757-603-6633, visit the website or check out our Facebook page for more information (including daily flavors). 


To add your dining event, please email your event's information to Joanna Skrabala, skrabala@williamsburgcc.com