1 Hour Christmastide Walking Tour in Virginia Past and Present

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Williamsburg, US
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Williamsburg, US
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Experience the magic of Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg with our 1-hour Christmastide Walking Tour. Embark on a leisurely stroll through the city and be captivated by the handcrafted decorations adorning the historic buildings. Capture the beauty of one-of-a-kind decorations made by employees and residents, proudly displayed on each building. Delve into the traditions that span centuries, from religious to humorous, and discover the secrets behind the making of these stunning decorations. Our knowledgeable guides will share helpful tips and tricks for creating your own decorations at home. Start at the Bruton Parish Episcopal Church and learn about 18th-century Christmas celebrations. Stop at the John Greenhow Store to view iconic decorations and learn how to make them yourself. Have a unique photo opportunity at the Roscow Cole House and explore how modern Christmas traditions started in Virginia. End the tour near the Raleigh Tavern with a heartfelt reminder of the true meaning of Christmas. This is an experience your family will cherish for years to come.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 1 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Discover the History of Christmas in the colony
  • Photograph iconic handcrafted decorations in Colonial Williamsburg
  • Learn about religious, humorous, and heartfelt traditions
  • See how modern Christmas traditions start in Virginia
  • Experience a heartfelt reminder of the meaning of Christmas
  • Tips and tricks on makings similar decorations yourself.
  • The history of how colonial williamsburg started it's unique celebration the season.
  • Gratuities

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Embark on a magical journey through time with the 1 Hour Christmastide Walking Tour in Virginia Past and Present. This immersive experience in Colonial Williamsburg will take you on a leisurely stroll through the city, uncovering the captivating history and traditions of Christmas. As you explore the historic buildings adorned with handcrafted decorations, you'll be transported to a bygone era where the spirit of the season comes alive.

What to expect?

During this one-hour tour, you can anticipate discovering the most stunning and unique Christmas decorations in Colonial Williamsburg. Delve into the religious, humorous, and heartfelt traditions that have spanned the centuries, as knowledgeable guides share fascinating insights. You'll also learn how these remarkable decorations are crafted and how they became a cherished tradition. As a bonus, you'll gain valuable tips and tricks to create your own decorations at home, making your own celebrations even more special.

Who is this for?

This enchanting tour is perfect for anyone seeking to embrace the rich heritage of Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg. Families, history enthusiasts, and anyone who appreciates the beauty and significance of the holiday season will find delight in this experience. It's a wonderful opportunity to create lifelong memories with your loved ones and immerse yourself in the magic of a truly authentic Christmastide celebration.

Why book this?

This tour offers a truly unique and immersive experience like no other. With the expert guidance of your experienced tour guides, you'll not only witness the breathtaking handcrafted decorations but also gain a profound understanding of the customs and stories behind them. The combination of history, craftsmanship, and the joyous atmosphere will leave you feeling inspired and filled with the true spirit of Christmas.

Good to know

During the 1 Hour Christmastide Walking Tour, you'll meet your guide at the intersection of Duke of Gloucester and Palace Green Streets. Convenient parking is available at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. The tour will take you through various iconic locations, including Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, the John Greenhow Store, the Roscow Cole House, and Colonial Williamsburg itself. The tour concludes near the Raleigh Tavern, leaving you with a heartfelt reminder of the meaning of Christmas.


Visitors who have participated in this tour have raved about the immersive experience and the captivating stories shared by the guides. Many have expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to explore Colonial Williamsburg's unique Christmas traditions and learn the craft behind the intricate decorations. Feedback highlights the tour's ability to transport guests back in time, creating an unforgettable holiday experience that resonates long after the tour concludes. Don't miss out on this extraordinary journey through Christmastide in Colonial Williamsburg. Book your tour today and forge cherished memories that will endure for years to come.

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  • You can book at any time before the event

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

At the church, your guide will discuss how Christmas is celebrated in the 18th century and describe the decorations on the church.

St. George Tucker House

Here we will see how our modern Christmas traditions start in Virginia.

Colonial Williamsburg

A leisurely stroll down Duke of Gloucester Street where we will see multiple unique handmade decorations. Throughout the tour, you will hear humorous and heartfelt stories from the 18th-century and modern Christmas. We will tell the stories outside of the itinerary

Raleigh Tavern Bakery

Our tour will end near the Raleigh Tavern with a heartfelt reminder of the meaning of Christmas.



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Wonderful guide and we learned some interesting facts. Our guide was friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed this one hour walk. It was just enough and gave us plenty of time to explore on our own the rest of the day.

Jean B

We appreciated this excellent one hour walking tour by this knowledgeable guide which we were able to reserve on short notice. He meets in front of the Palmer house near the Capital.
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