Each year after Christmas we visit family in the Newport News area and then spend the night in Williamsburg. We both love Colonial Williamsburg and it is a treat to get to see it decorated for Christmas.
Colonial Williamsburg is known for its Christmas decor and last year when we were there, I took pictures of wreaths and doors that I especially liked. The decor that I’m sharing today is from Christmas 2018. I won’t see the 2019 decor until after Christmas.
Colonial Williamsburg Christmas Decorations
Our visit to Colonial Williamsburg each Christmas is only for one night. After visiting with family, we head to Williamsburg, and by the time we arrive, it is dark. We love walking around at night admiring the architecture and the decorations.
There are also Christmas trees to enjoy and even a skating rink on Duke of Gloucester Street. We never skate but it’s fun to watch and it makes you feel like you are in a Hallmark movie.
The next day we enjoy a second walk through the historic park and also through the campus of William and Mary.
Sherman is now very familiar with the area and we let him lead the way. Last year when we visited it was unseasonably warm and humid and poor Sherman wasn’t at all liking the heat.
Hopefully this year the weather will be a bit more seasonal, maybe with some falling snow for atmosphere.
Christmas Doors and Wreaths in Colonial Williamsburg
I took photographs of some of the Christmas doors and wreaths that I liked, but this is only a small handful of what there is to see in Colonial Williamsburg at Christmas. If you have never been there, I highly recommend a visit.
I don’t know the details behind the Williamsburg Christmas decor, but I do know that they have a talented team of designers. .
Christmas decor in Colonial Williamsburg is all about using items from nature. They are known for their use of greens, seed pods, fruit, dried flowers, shells, and horns.
I was really smitten with this wreath and I intended to make a version of it for my home but I never did. The deer part is covered in crushed oyster shells.
I must have taken the picture of this wreath outside of a midwife building. Most likely the flowers on the wreaths were grown in the historic park. They have lovely gardens to enjoy in warmer months.
I would display this one in my home year round.
This is another that would dry beautifully and could be enjoyed all year.
Williamsburg is known for its use of pineapples for Christmas decorating.
Pomegranates add a pretty pop of red.
This one combines cotton and lady apples.
This one is simply decorated with wooden stars and cinnamon sticks.
This one is laden with fruit.
Beautiful badges like this one hang on either side of the front door on many Colonial Williamsburg buildings.
Writing this post has made me excited to see this year’s Colonial Williamsburg Christmas decorations. The decorations are different every year and they always are pretty.
Be sure to pin this post to remember next year as you are designing your Christmas wreaths and other decorations.