Grand Illumination

Join the Colonial Williamsburg community as we celebrate the holiday season with three Grand Illumination weekends, December 3, 10, 17, 2022.

We invite guests to join us as we illuminate the night sky above our beautiful colonial capital. In the 18th century, illuminations — the firing of guns and lighting of fireworks — celebrated major events such as the birthday of a reigning sovereign, military victories, or the arrival of a new colonial governor. Begin the special day by checking out the unique decorations throughout the Historic Area. Then, enjoy musical performances on multiple stages throughout our streets and fireworks displays from the Capitol and the Palace.

Venue: Colonial Williamsburg, 101 Visitor Center Drive Williamsburg, VA 23185


Dec 03 - 17 2022


All Day

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