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The Grand Illumination & The Christmas Parade – what a great weekend to live in Williamsburg!

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The Williamsburg Christmas Parade happens on December 6th, 8:30am.

Starting on the Duke Of Gloucester Street and winding down Richmond Road onto The College of William & Mary Campus, this parade’s enthusiasm, excitement and creativity grow and grow. Small-town feel, with over 120 units, this adorable parade will make you laugh and tear and clap and be so glad that you live here, in Williamsburg. This year’s parade has the theme A Storybook Christmas. Santa is always in the last unit, in the antique Williamsburg Firetruck. christmas parade crowd
Christmas parade fife and drum

Grand Illumination happens on December 7th, from 4:45-7:30pm.

In the 18th century, illuminations, which included the firing of guns and lighting of fireworks, were held to celebrate major events, such as great military victories, the anniversary of the reigning sovereign’s birth, or the arrival of a new colonial governor. Join Colonial Williamsburg for this special day by strolling the Revolutionary City and viewing all the unique decorations. Enjoy musical performances from multiple stages and delight in the fireworks displays from three different locations.

singing by candle light grand illumination and first night Warming hands by a cresset cw grand illumination and first night

This is above the Governor’s Palace, seen from the Palace Green. The best (and most crowded) seat in the house. There isn’t a bad seat in the house, as the fireworks are set off from three different locations – we’ll see you there, I hope!

Grand Illumination Fireworks

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Rolf Kramer, REALTOR®, ABR, SRES, e-PRO 757-564-4455 Licensed in Virginia with Liz Moore and Associates, 5350 Discovery Park Blvd, Williamsburg, VA 23188 Williamsburg has become a Mecca for retirees over the past dozen years because of its history, charm, vacation amenities, proximity to major cities and airports, and affordable cost of living. Check out www.retiringinwilliamsburg.com for information about the Williamsburg community, lifestyles available, and search for homes for sale.

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Author: retiringinwilliamsburgrolfkramer

Licensed in Virginia with Liz Moore and Associates, 5350 Discovery Park Blvd, Williamsburg, VA 23188 Williamsburg has become a Mecca for retirees over the past dozen years because of its history, charm, vacation amenities, proximity to major cities and airports, and affordable cost of living. Check out www.retiringinwilliamsburg.com for information about the Williamsburg community, lifestyles available, and search for homes for sale.

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