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DB Outreach: Adult Historical Holidays in Williamsburg, VA




Historical Holidays in Williamsburg, VA

'Past, present, future magnifies his name who built, on Truth, eternity's foundation stone, and sprinkled the altar of Love with perpetual incense.' Christian Healing, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 2:25 - Event's Metaphysical Theme

Who: Christian Science Adults and their friends of all faiths

What: Come join us this holiday season for a very special Christmas Celebration in Colonial Williamsburg, VA and step-back-in-time. One of the most uniquely-decorated holiday destinations in the country! We will enjoy two full days at Colonial Williamsburg, and a guided walking tour. 

Experience the “Grand Illumination' where you will experience cobblestone streets lit each evening with crackling bonfires, the smell of pine roping, and windows of historic homes shine with a single candle. You will see carolers dressed in period costumes, handcrafted décor, and spectacular fireworks. Come be a part of the fun for all adults! Meet new friends from all over the US.

When: Thursday, December 1st – Sunday, December 4th, 2022

Where: Colonial Williamsburg, VA
             105 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA

Cost: $720 per participant and includes:

  • 3 nights lodging (sharing a room with another participant - double occupancy/two full beds)
  • Entry to Colonial Williamsburg
  • 3 breakfasts at hotel (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
  • Friday night group dinner at Shields Tavern 
  • Narrated historical tour
  • Inspirational talk

Does not include the following meals:
Thursday dinner, Friday & Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner. (You will have an opportunity to explore the variety of food options at Merchant Square.)

Lodging: (based on double occupancy)
Williamsburg Woodlands Hotels & Suites is located at Colonial Williamsburg,105 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA. If you are an individual and needing to share a room in gender based accommodations, we will put you in touch with others. Free parking at hotel.

Financial Aid:
Financial aid for registration and transportation is available for all participants.

  • Registration aid: up to $220.00 per person
  • Transportation aid: up to $200.00 per person

To apply for financial aid please complete the form immediately following your registration. See link at the top of this page to apply.


Deadline to register and applying for F/A:
Thursday, November 16, 2022


Cancellation Fee: No refunds after 48 hours of registering (special note: after 48 hours if the trip is full and you need to cancel and your spot can be filled you will be refunded less $100.

Driving Parameters:
Arrive on Thursday, December 1st between 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Woodland Hotels & Suites and depart on Sunday, December 4th after 11:00 a.m.

Flying Parameters:
If flying, we are offering transportation to and from the Richmond, VA airport (RIC) for an additional cost of $25 each way.  Let us know so we can make arrangements ahead of time. Please arrive by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday and depart on Sunday after 2:30 p.m. Spots are limited.

Activity Level: Moderate walking at Colonial Williamsburg. There will be a free shuttle from the visitor center (next to hotel) to Colonial Williamsburg each day.

Weather: The average temperature in December during the day is 55 and 37 in the evening.

Questions?  Contact Lori Selby at or 781-956-9035

Tentative Schedule:
(Note: when the Colonial Williamsburg schedule of activities is available, we will update our schedule)


Thursday, December 1

4:00–7:00pm Check In at Woodlands Hotel & Suites, dinner on your own
7:30 Welcome, Introductions, Mixer, Overview of Weekend
9:00 Settle in for the night


Friday, December 2   

7:45am Lesson Study at Hospitality Room (optional)
8:30 Breakfast at Woodlands Hotel & Suites
9:00 Inspirational Talk
9:30 Grab your items for the whole day
9:45 Meet at the Visitor Center and check it out!
10:15 Shuttle to Colonial Williamsburg
10:30 Explore Colonial Williamsburg
12:00pm Lunch on your own
(feel free to gather with group and meet)
1:30–4:00 Private Narrated Tour of Colonial Williamsburg
4:00–5:00 Explore Colonial Williamsburg & Merchant Square
5:15 Meet at Shield’s Tavern for group dinner
7:00–9:00 Enjoy the outdoor festivities at Colonial Williamsburg
9:00pm Take shuttle back to Woodlands Hotel & Suites


Saturday, December 3

7:45am Lesson Study (optional)
8:30 Breakfast at Woodlands Hotel & Suites
9:00 Reflections
9:30 Meet at Visitor Center to take shuttle to Colonial Williamsburg
10:00 Explore Colonial Williamsburg & Merchant Square
12:00 Lunch on your own
(feel free to gather with group and meet)
1:00–5:00 Explore Colonial Williamsburg
5:30 Dinner on your own
(feel free to gather with group and meet)
7:00 Grand Illumination
9:00 Head back to Woodlands Hotel & Suites
9:30 Settle in for the night


Sunday, December 4

8:00am Breakfast at Woodlands Hotel & Suites & Pack up
9:00 Gratitude & Highlights
9:45 Head to First Church of Christ, Scientist, Williamsburg
10:00 Church Service
11:15 Farewell


December 01 - December 04
4:00pm - 11:00am