Thanksgiving in Williamsburg

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Thanksgiving in Williamsburg

Thanksgiving in Williamsburg offers a unique and memorable way to celebrate the holiday with loved ones. This special time is not only about giving thanks but also marks the beginning of a festive Christmas season. The historic charm of Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area, open on Thanksgiving Day, provides a perfect backdrop for creating holiday memories. Visitors can immerse themselves in the authentic 18th-century atmosphere, enhanced by miles of exquisite decorations that capture the spirit of the era. The celebration continues with the opening of Busch Gardens Christmas Town on Friday, November 27. This renowned theme park transforms into a dazzling winter wonderland, complete with millions of twinkling lights, holiday shows, and seasonal culinary delights. Together, these attractions offer a festive and historical experience, making Williamsburg an ideal destination to kick off the holiday season in style.

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Thanksgiving in Williamsburg Attractions

Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area – normal operating schedule

Jamestown Settlement – normal operating schedule

Williamsburg Premium Outlets – opens at midnight Thursday night/Friday morning

Colonial Williamsburg Grand Illumination
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Thanksgiving in Williamsburg Restaurants

The following restaurants and attractions are open on November 26, Thanksgiving Day. We highly recommend making dining reservations in advance of your arrival. Children are welcome at all locations.

Restaurants open in Colonial Williamsburg (757) 229-1000

Colonial Williamsburg Lodge – Holiday Buffet

Campbell’s Tavern – Seafood

Chowning’s Tavern – American/Variety

King’s Arms Tavern – American/Steaks

Shield’s Tavern – American/Variety

Colonial Williamsburg Inn – Fine Dining

Huzzah! – American/Casual

Golden Horseshoe Gold Clubhouse – American/Casual

Golden Horseshoe Green Clubhouse – American/Casual

Restaurants open at Kingsmill Resort (757) 253-3900

Bray Bistro – Seafood/Fine Dining

Eagles Steakhouse – Fine Dining

Regatta’s – American/Casual

Williamsburg Area Restaurants

Barretts’ – Seafood/Fine Dining (757) 253-1847

Black Angus Grille – Steaks/Seafood (757) 229-6823

Blue Talon Bistro – American/French (757) 476-2583

Captain George’s Seafood Buffet (757) 565-2323

Colonial Heritage Club – American (757) 645-2000

Cracker Barrell – American/Casual (757) 220-3384

Fireside Chophouse – Steaks/Seafood (757) 229-3310

Golden Corral – American/Casual (757) 229-3785

Le Yaca – French/Fine Dining (757) 220-3616

Opus 9 Steakhouse – Steaks/Buffet/Fine Dining (757) 645-4779

Riverwalk Restaurant – Seafood/Fine Dining (757) 875-1525

Seafare – Seafood/Fine Dining (757) 229-0099

Season’s Restaurant – American/Casual (757) 259-0018

The Whaling Company – Seafood/Steakhouse (757) 229-0275

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