Williamsburg Travel Writing and Travel Photography

A Colonial Christmas

A Colonial Christmas Tags: Williamsburg, USA

Two large torches burn brightly into the night atop 10-foot cressets, or poles, in front of the Governor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia on Christmas Eve. You stand shivering in the crisp night air with a group of visitors anxiously waiting for the start of a special candlelight tour of the Governor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg. Were it not for people in modern dress, the scene could be taking place in 1770, in the Royal Colony of Virginia.