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Grand Illumination- Williamsburg, VA 2017

Grand Illumination- Williamsburg, VA 2017

‘Tis the season to experience the customs of the past, make a lifetime of memories and begin your Colonial Williamsburg Christmas tradition this year.

Package Includes: 

2 Night's Lodging, 2 Deluxe Continental Breakfasts, 1 Lunch at Captain George's, 1 Dinner with Entertainment at the Boxwood Inn, Guided Tour of Colonial Williamsburg including the Governor’s Palace, Admission to the Grand Illumination, Admission to Virginia Living Museum with Holiday Planetarium Program, Celebration of Lights, Fireworks Display, Free Time at Williamsburg Premium Outlets, Baggage Handling and Transportation.





Day 1

Following meal and rest stops en route, you will stop at the Virginia Living Museum where you will be greeted with a Holiday reception upon arrival. Next, you will be invited into the museum’s planetarium for a truly enlightening experience. Become immersed in the majesty and mystery behind the scientific puzzle of the identity of the Star of Bethlehem. Experience the fascinating journey of the Magi around you in Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star. Next, you will check in to the SpringHill Suites, Williamsburg (757) 941-3000) for two nights. The hotel amenities include an indoor pool, fitness center, business center, and coin operated laundry facility. In-room features include mini refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, and complimentary internet service. Afterwards, we will depart for dinner this evening included at the historic Boxwood Inn where you will enjoy a Christmas Feast that would even impress Mr. Scrooge. Enjoy Dinnertainment featuring a holiday themed performance and mouth-watering feast in this southern style mansion that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. After dinner, we will drive through the Celebration of Lights to light up your holidays with their award-winning two-mile drive through spectacular animated scenes. View whimsical toys, elegant swans, leaping reindeer, multi-colored snowflakes and scenes from Virginia’s past portrayed in a kaleidoscope of dazzling colors. We will return to the hotel for the remainder of the evening to unwind after a busy day of touring.


Day 2

A breakfast will be included at the hotel before we depart with our guide for a tour of Colonial Williamsburg including the Governor’s Palace and focusing on the holiday decorations from 1699 to 1780. Colonial Williamsburg was the political, social and cultural capital of Britain’s largest, wealthiest and most populous colony. Colonial Williamsburg encompasses more than 500 buildings and 90 acres of magnificent gardens. In the shops, taverns, government buildings, homes and streets, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, George Mason and other Virginia patriots debated the ideas of liberty, independence, and personal freedoms that led to the founding of American democracy. Interact with costumed interpreters of varied age, race and social position as they provide a first-hand view of life when the town was the capital of Virginia colony. You will have some free time to browse through Merchants Square located adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg featuring an 18th-century style retail village and shops. Afterwards, we will depart for a spectacular buffet lunch included at Captain George’s. Captain George’s legendary buffet has been heralded up and down the East Coast as one of the best collections of fresh seafood and regional cuisine available. There is something for everyone! Following lunch, we will return to the hotel for a brief time to freshen up prior to the evening's festivities. Next, it's back to Colonial Williamsburg for the Grand Illumination. In the 18th century, illuminations were sometimes held to commemorate the birth of the reigning sovereign. Beautiful greenery and colorful bows adorn the streets of Colonial Williamsburg. The Grand Illumination is an adaptation of a common practice during the 18th century, when ordinary citizens celebrated extraordinary events, major military victories, the arrival of a new colonial governor or the birthday of a monarch by firing guns and using fireworks. The Grand Illumination signifies the onset of the holiday season with hundreds of candles lit simultaneously in the windows along with music, dance and merriment. The festivities are topped off by a magnificent fireworks display which takes place simultaneously in three locations within the Historic Area. Dinner this evening will be on your own at High Street with a variety of restaurants to pick from. At the conclusion of the festivities, we will return to the hotel for the evening.

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Day 3

Following a breakfast included at the hotel, we will check out and give you the chance to work on your holiday shopping list at the Williamsburg Premium Outlets. Have lunch on your own and shop ‘til you drop at more than 130 outlet stores including Ann Taylor, Calvin Klein, and Tommy Hilfiger located at the Williamsburg Premium Outlets. A dinner stop will be made on the way home.




B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Camp Hill Camp Hill Radisson, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass
Park near Radisson sign across from McDonalds
Carlisle Carlisle Point Mall, 800 East High Street
Park in mall lot across from Pizza Hut
Chambersburg Chambersburg Wal-Mart, 1730 Lincoln Way East
Park in Wal-Mart Lot behind gas station
York Springs York Springs - Wolf's Terminal
200 Old US Rt. 15 - Park near large sign
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