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October 7, 2011

Virginians Can Illuminate their Holidays with Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg invites Virginians to brighten their holidays with more than 30 new seasonal programs, 100 holiday events and two hotel packages. There’s something for everyone this season, from the cresset-lit Duke of Gloucester Street and all-natural decorations adorning Historic Area buildings to a wine dinner with Thomas Jefferson or a peppermint treatment at the Spa. Value-loaded lodging packages make it affordable to enjoy the sparkle of the season without breaking the budget.

Couples can indulge in Colonial Williamsburg offerings from fine dining and culinary programs to special events at the Art Museums and seasonal concerts with the Holiday Stories Package. Starting at $119 per person, per night, the three-day, two-night package includes:

  • Nightly accommodations at the Williamsburg Lodge, an official Colonial Williamsburg hotel;
  • Daily breakfast, including gratuity;
  • Colonial Williamsburg length-of-stay ticket for the Historic Area and Art Museums;
  • $100 activities card that can be used at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, the Spa of Colonial Williamsburg, or dining/shopping at any official Colonial Williamsburg location;
  • Holiday Decorations Tour ticket.

    Pricing is based on a two-night stay at the Williamsburg Lodge in a superior guest room (one queen bed) for two adults with Sunday–Wednesday arrival. Pricing varies with room type and arrival date. The Holiday Stories Package is available Nov. 25 – Dec. 31, 2011.

    Families can start new traditions with the Holiday Bounce Package. This three day-two night package starts at $195 per night for a family of four and includes:

  • Nightly accommodations at the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites, an official Colonial Williamsburg hotel;
  • General admission to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area and Art Museums;
  • General admission to Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Celebration; valid for up to seven consecutive days.

    Package pricing is based on a two-night stay in a standard guest room (two double beds) for two adults and two children (under 17) with Sunday–Wednesday arrival. Pricing varies with room type and arrival date. The Holiday Bounce Package is available Nov. 25, 2011 through Dec. 31, 2011. Admission to Busch Gardens is contingent upon the park schedule.

    Holiday packages make it affordable and easy for guests to enjoy the season’s festivities and experience the magic of a Colonial Williamsburg Christmas.

    The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and presentation of the 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. Colonial Williamsburg offers more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels, including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six other restaurants, a full-service 20,000-square-foot spa, 45 holes of golf at the Golden Horseshoe golf courses and 67,000 square feet of conference space centered at the renovated and expanded Williamsburg Lodge. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs. Philanthropic support by individuals, corporations, and foundations benefits the educational mission of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

    Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at

    Media Contact:
    Barbara Brown
    (757) 220-7280

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