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Grand Illumination in Williamsburg

Grand Illumination in Williamsburg

The Christmas season begins with the Grand Illumination - an elaborate display of fireworks outlining the sky over the Governor's Palace in Williamsburg, Virginia. Witness the spectacular event of glowing candles, fireworks and holiday music - enlighten your holiday spirit while having an unforgettable time with family and friends. You will fall in love with Colonial Williamsburg at Christmastime.

  • Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

  • The Williamsburg Restoration

  • The Grand Illumination

  • 3 Meals Included

  • Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Requires Extended Amounts of Walking

Day 1

Our southward journey will bring us to our lodging for the next two nights. Tonight, we will visit Christmas Town at Busch Gardens. Once again, Busch Gardens transforms into a winter wonderland filled with holiday traditions and park favorites that make everyone say, "Now this is Christmas!" A voucher will be included for dinner in the park for this evening.


Day 2

Today will be free to explore The Williamsburg Restoration consisting of 88 original buildings, shops and homes which have been preserved and restored to their former appearance. This evening marks The Grand Illumination when the Christmas season officially begins in Colonial Williamsburg. This evening's events and performances will take place simultaneously at each of three separate locations within the Restoration. Please feel free to bring along lawn chairs.


For Your Information

Colonial Williamsburg no longer offers group lunch reservations at their Colonial Taverns during Grand Illumination. You can enjoy the experience of dining at a Colonial Tavern while in Williamsburg and we encourage you to make individual reservations to do so during the Grand Illumination. If you wish to purchase a tavern meal on Saturday before the Illuminations, we would suggest lunch or an early dinner. There are 4 taverns from which to choose. Information about each tavern can be found on the website We suggest you call 1-800-228-8878 well in advance to make your reservation. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Day 3

Before departing for home, we will have the chance to re-visit Colonial Williamsburg and see a few of the sights that you may have missed yesterday or want to see again! Our return to Pennsburg will be by early evening.


Please note

Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.

Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.

Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but cannot be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with your driver at the time of boarding. Historically, daily seat rotation was practiced on most multi-day tours. We have suspended this practice for a period of time. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort if reinstated.

Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website.

To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.

CB=Continental Breakfast, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Allentown - Motorcoach Calvary Temple Church
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
Pennsburg - Motorcoach Perkiomen Tours Office
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
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