The Best of Winter in Williamsburg, Va

Winter Wonders: The Best of Williamsburg, VA  this Winter

Colonial Williamsburg marching fifers and drummers in the evening

With the holiday season behind us, we all look to relax and rejuvenate the soul. Getaway to a place that brings you back in time yet offers the comforts of today. The magic continues in Williamsburg, Virginia, during January and February. The winter months bring a unique charm to this historic town, offering a variety of activities that cater to all interests. From cultural experiences to outdoor adventures, you will find a variety of the best things to do in Williamsburg during the heart of winter.

  • Colonial Williamsburg: A Winter Wonderland Continues:

Embrace the quiet time in Colonial Williamsburg as the historic area wears a beautiful winter coat. Stroll through the streets laden with memories and experience the town’s rich history against a backdrop of crisp winter air. Enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride down Duke of Gloucester St. as you soak up the costumed interpreters showing off their skills.

  •      Williamsburg Last Word Comedy Festival:

4 Days of workshops, receptions and shows featuring standup comedy acts and improv from around the country. Different venues offering individual performances. 1/25/2024-1/18/2024 A schedule of events can be found here.

  •  Winter Blues and Jazz Festival.

Back for the 10th year, this 4-day event will make the College of William and Mary Alumni House its home. Kicking off on Friday, 1/12/2024 and wrapping up on 1/15/2024 you will find a variety of jazz and blue performers. Of course, preshow suppers, mixology event, and great custom beer line ups are also scheduled.

  • Indoor Entertainment at Kimball Theatre

Enjoy a movie, live theater performance or concert at this historic theatre located right in the Merchant Square area of Colonial Williamsburg, the Kimball Theatre. Immerse yourself in the arts and culture that Williamsburg has to offer.

  • Williamsburg Winery Tours and Tastings:

Discover the art of winemaking at the Williamsburg Winery. Take a guided tour of the winery and cellar, followed by a tasting session featuring their acclaimed wines. It is a perfect way to spend a cozy winter afternoon.

  • Charming Coffee Shops and Bakeries:

Warm up from the inside out by exploring the local coffee shops and bakeries. Illy Café offers a blend of coffee and pastries to warm you up while strolling the historic area of Williamsburg and enjoying the charming ambiance of Williamsburg’s quaint establishments.

  • Historic Courthouse evening events.

Experience the reenactment of an actual member of Blackbeard’s crew where you will ponder the outcome. Enter the Courthouse and be a part of history as it happened at an earlier time in history.

  • College of William & Mary Campus Exploration:

Take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful campus of the College of William & Mary. Enjoy the serene winter landscape and explore the historic buildings and landmarks that contribute to the town’s academic charm.

College of William and Mary A Williamsburg White House, Williamsburg, VA

  • Liberty Ice Pavilion

Grab your partner and hit the Ice right in the middle of historic streets in the Colonial Area of Williamsburg. Did not bring your skates? No problem, they rent them at the ice rink and don’t forget to grab a hot chocolate for the walk back to your Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast.

January and February in Williamsburg extend an invitation to experience the town in a different light. Whether you prefer to indulge in cultural activities, outdoor adventures, or simply seeking a cozy escape, Williamsburg has something for everyone. Embrace the winter wonders and make the most of this quiet relaxing season in one of Virginia’s most charming and historically rich destinations.

Located down the street from Merchant Square and across the street from the College of William and Mary you will find cozy romantic accommodations at A Williamsburg White House Inn. Offering nine beautiful rooms, you may choose from a standard Queen to a King Size Room with “his” and “hers” bathrooms. Of course, a full complimentary breakfast is served daily with afternoon wine and snack in front of a wood burning fireplace. So do not delay.

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