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Illuminate your holidays with a stunning display of fireworks.
Colonial Williamsburg
Palace Green
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Williamsburg City
Sunday, December 06, 2015
Sunday, December 04, 2016
Sunday, December 03, 2017
Phone: (757) 220-7724

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.

Fireworks begin at 7 p.m.

Fireworks displays from three different locations within the Historic Area--the Capitol, Magazine, and Palace--make this a highlight of the Colonial Williamsburg holiday season. 

Last Updated: 11/13/2014 2:20 PM
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