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Posted on: December 7, 2018

[ARCHIVED] The Ultimate Holiday Checklist

Holiday Checklist

With all the sparkle and stress of the holidays, we have put together the ultimate holiday checklist for a fun, festive season in James City County.

  1. Deck the halls! Stop by one of our many local shops and pick up everything you need. Seasons of Williamsburg, Morrisons Flowers and Christmas Mouse (in Norge) all have perfect decorations for your home. Looking for something a little different? Stop by Willow Grove Primitive or Binns of Williamsburg.
  2. While all their grown in James City County trees are gone for the year, you can still pick up a fresh tree at MillFarm Christmas Tree & Berry Farm. They also have winterberry and wreaths.
  3. Get your shopping done locally. James City County has a variety of specialty stores, unique shopping opportunities and local stores. There is also great shopping at New Town Williamsburg and the Williamsburg Premium Outlets. You can also take a peek at our holiday gift guide for ideas.
  4. Pick up traditional holiday ham at Edwards Ham Shop of Williamsburg or take the road less traveled and pick up some Jamón (imported dried and cured ham) from the La Tienda Market on Jamestown Road.
  5. Grab a bottle of Jamestown Cellars Settlers' Spiced Wine from the Williamsburg Winery. This adult beverage has a red wine base that is infused with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove and allspice and is perfect during the holidays.
  6. Let someone else do your baking for you! Pick up sweet treats for the holiday at Carrot Tree Kitchens or grab a pie from Charly’s Airport Restaurant, Old Chickahominy House or Jamestown Pie Company. If cake is on your list, stop by Smallcakes.
  7. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at Victoria’s Restaurant, which has more than 200 nutcrackers on display during the holiday season. This is something you’ll want to see for yourself. It is one of the largest displays of nutcrackers in our area.
  8. Visit Santa! Santa can be found on Saturdays and Sundays in New Town Williamsburg at SantaLand on Main Street.
  9. Pick out a holiday event or two and enjoy a special evening with family and friends. There are both free and ticketed events on our list of holiday events.
  10. Experience more than 10 million lights of Busch Gardens® Christmas Town™. This is the largest display of Christmas lights in North America and a great experience for the whole family. Check out our Insider’s Guide.

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