The Christmas season in the 18th century was celebrated differently than today; however, gift-giving, singing, feasting, and religious services were still practiced. Join members of the Governor’s Musick for holiday programs as they take you on a musical journey through the Christmastide season. Find out how Williamsburg celebrated the holidays, or holy-days, and compare Williamsburg’s traditions to your own.
Thursdays will feature a program celebrating the holidays at home through the eyes of Nancy Geddy. Saturdays will feature a program on the social holiday traditions celebrated by all Williamsburg citizens.
Dates & Times
Music: Governor's Musick at the Art Museums
Performance: Of Christmas Past
A British servant, newly arrived in the colony, reflects on the holiday traditions he has left behind in the mother country.
Presentation: The Folk Art Christmas Tree
Join Christina Westenberger and Jan Gilliam, the authors of The Art-full Tree, for a presentation and demonstration that will guide you to create art inspired by the originals.
Art Museums Admission
Music: In the Wythe Parlor
Join members of the Governor’s Musick in the gentry setting of the Wythe House Parlor as they illustrate domestic music on period instruments.