Christmas in Williamsburg

It's never too early (or late!) to start shopping for Christmas gifts!  Whether you're looking for something fun for the kids, something for your special someone, something for your furry family members, or need to pick up unique stocking stuffers or candy, Williamsburg has something for everyone on your list!

Check out the special holiday shopping events and sales below.  Plus -- be sure to visit our main shopping page for a complete listing of area shopping locations.

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Christmas Shopping in Williamsburg

Merchants Square
Various Events
This holiday season Merchants Square offers a variety of shopping and entertainment options!  Shopping without the hassles.  No crushing crowds.  The Shops in Merchant Square are all decked out for the Holidays and ready to make your shopping experience something truly special.  You will love the relaxed and spirit-filled atmosphere.  Come visit us today and we think you will make it a part of your holiday tradition for years to come.  Visit the website for a complete schedule of events. 

Wild Gifts for the Holidays
November 1 - December 23
The Virginia Living Museum's Wild Things Museum Store introduces "Wild Gifts for the Holidays," a collection of unusual and affordable nature-related items for all ages, including eco-friendly clothing, plush toys, and stationery. Favorites include easy reader books, learning games, socks and hoodies, cuddly stuffed animals, home decor and hand-made jewelry - all themed to reflect Virginia's native wildlife. Many items are unique, being created especially for the museum. All proceeds benefit the Virginia Living Museum.

Holiday Farmers Market
November 17 & 24, December 8, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Products at this market will feature berries, greens and cut trees for decorating; baked goods, meats, seafood, and items for gift giving will be for sale at these festive markets. Various entertainment will provide seasonal music. 

31st Annual Holiday Antiques Show
November 23 - 25
Thirty-plus dealers from eleven states and UK present room settings from the 18th and 19th centuries with distinctive accessories. Gordon Converse, Converse Auctions and formerly of the Antiques Roadshow will appraise for a donation of $10. Kimberly Overman of McVey Restorations, Richmond will accept ceramics needing repair. Location: Williamsburg Hotel & Conference Center 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA. For information or directions call Bettianne Sweeney (757) 220-1299 or check the website for times and vendors.   Cost is $7.  At the Williamsburg Hotel & Conference Center. 

Midnight Madness at Williamsburg Premium Outlets
November 23 - 25
Don't miss the annual After Thanksgiving Weekend Sales, featuring the ever popular Midnight Madness event! Enjoy extra savings on top of our everyday savings of 25% to 65%! Hours: Friday, 12 am - 10 pm; Saturday, 10 am - 9 pm; and Sunday, 10 am - 7 pm. See website for additional information. FREE bus transport for Midnight Madness shopper to Williamsburg Premium Outlets!  Click here for complete details.

Verena Holiday Extravaganza
November 29, 3:30 - 7 pm
Join us for Verena at the Reserve's Holiday Extravaganza! Wine Tasting and Holiday Shopping. Refreshments will be served. Don't wait 'til the last minute to wrap up your holiday shopping! Local Artists and Crafters offering: Jewelry, Handbags, Specialty Foods, Wreaths, Stained Glass, Flower Arrangements, and more... come and enjoy mouthwatering hors d'oeuvres, fabulous desserts and wine tasting offered by Saude Creek Vineyards. Caricature portraits created by Fred Gonzalez, What a great gift for your loved ones! Open to the public. Located at 121 Reserve Way (off of Mooretown Road). 

Christmas Market on Main
December 1, 10 am - 3 pm
Whether you are searching for a holiday gift for family, friends, or as a treat to yourself, you’re sure to find it at the Christmas Market on Main. The market features arts and crafts, demonstrations, roasted chestnuts and hot cider, entertainment, and much more. Historic Main Street. Free. (757) 890.3500

Karla Steinback at J. Fenton Gallery
December 2
Karla Steinbach will be at J. Fenton Gallery on Sunday, December 2nd. Purchase one of her world famous German Nutcrackers on or before that date at the store and Karla will personalize it for you. Location: 110 South Henry St. Call 757-221-8200 for detailed information on when Karla will be at the store.

Yorktown Market Days
December 15, 8 am - 3 pm
Our Yorktown Market Days (8 am till 3 pm) will offer 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 provided by a DJ- playing holiday music and much more awaits you at the Saturday morning market. Starting at 1:30 become a part of our Toyland Parade, jump in with a decorated a stroller or wagon, or even yourself! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to greet the guests and Mrs. Claus will host her own storytelling show. The Fifes and Drums of York Town will be leading the parade. As an added treat, the Polar Express will be chugging along through Riverwalk Landing . Free. (757) 890.3500. For more detailed information on Yorktown Market Days at the River, visit the Market Days website.

 If you would like to add your shopping event to our calendar, please send your information via email to Joanna Skrabala at