Colonial Williamsburg’s Grand Illumination
December 8 @ 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm
In the 18th century, illuminations were sometimes held to commemorate the birth of the reigning sovereign. Today we hold a Grand Illumination in the Historic Area. Musical performances from multiple stages throughout the Historic Area begin at 5:15 p.m. and fireworks displays from three locations—the Palace, Magazine, and Capitol—at 7 p.m. make this event one that is not to be missed!