Christmas in the County: A Colonial Christmas

December 25, 2017 08:30 AM

Just take a step, walk the streets, and you’ll find the history harken at Colonial Williamsburg.

“It’s really like stepping back in time,” said Mary Lamont, a visitor taking in the sights.

Colonial Williamsburg is where visitors can see history revered year-round. It’s snuggled in the center of Williamsburg, Vir. And at Christmas, the city becomes even more enchanting.

“Christmas is a magical time here at colonial Williamsburg,” said William Schermerhorn, creative director for Colonial Williamsburg. “You’re transported back in time to a simpler era, if you will. It’s traditions, it’s chimney smoke, you eat ginger cakes, you see beautiful wreaths on doors.”

 The beauty is on full-display each year during “Grand Illumination.” It’s an event that draws more than 40,000 people each year.

“When people come here, we want them to go back in time and go back to the 18th century when America’s endearing story really got started with democracy and conversations and a lot of the topics we still have today,” he said.

Watch AgDay and U.S. Farm Report’s “Christmas in the Country” special to get a taste of history, while seeing a Colonial Christmas come to life. 

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