If you will be in the Williamsburg area this year for New Year’s Eve, there are plenty of options for you to ring in the New Year! Whether you plan to celebrate with the whole family or simply you and that special someone, Williamsburg has something for everyone this New Year’s Eve. The following list of activities will be held in or around the Williamsburg area:
Williamsburg First Night
Welcome to First Night Williamsburg, the place where THE New Year’s Eve Celebration begins! A host of entertainers awaits your presence. A bevy of food vendors are planning menus for your delight. Make your holiday season even more enjoyable and attend a family-friendly, non-alcoholic series of live performances. KIDS SHOW and fireworks for young families will be held at MatthewWhaleySchool from 3 – 7:30 pm. Main Stages light up at 7 pm. Finale Fireworks will once again go off at midnight to bring in another wonderful year and Pachanga will serve as the Finale musical act.
High Noon Year’s Eve
The whole family can enjoy this daytime western-themed New Year’s celebration at the Virginia Living Museum celebrating the Year of the Horse. Come dressed as a cowpoke. Meet Bubbles the Clown and special animal friends from the Teeny Tiny Farm. Make crafts, play games, enjoy fun activities.
Celebrate the Scots’ greatest day with John Turner, David Gardner, and Cliff Williams as they present songs, tunes, and stories to say farewell to 2013 and welcome 2014. When the 17th-century government mandated the suppression of Christmas celebrations, Scotland turned to New Year’s Eve for its end-of-year frivolity, a tradition that remains strong to this day. Programs and exhibitions at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s DeWittWallaceDecorativeArtsMuseum are supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund.
Wine, Wit, & Wisdom—A Tasting of the Stars
In this New Year’s edition of Wine, Wit & Wisdom, discover the history and the developmental process of “Method Champenoise” and how it changed the wine world as we know it. What pairs best with sparkling wine? In this fun, unrehearsed presentation, you’ll sample great sparkling wines and take away a wealth of information.
A Revolutionary Holiday: Victory Ball at the Raleigh Tavern!
Imagine yourself in Williamsburg on December 15, 1781. Congress has proclaimed it a day of celebration in honor of the victory by the allied American and French at Yorktown forces earlier that fall! In Williamsburg a special mass is held and the “Te Deum” is sung. Though wearied by war and longstanding hardships, the people of Williamsburg gather with their honored French and American soldier guests for an emotional celebration of the victory many had lost hope of seeing.
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