The Grand Illumination of Williamsbark!

Okay…technically it’s “Colonial Williamsburg“, but you can’t tell Liam that.  He’ll argue the point.

Last Sunday we went with Uncle Robert for the festivities!  It was C-C-C-OOOOLLDD but beautifully sunny, so we bundled up and off we went.  Robert and I browsed through Market Square on a hunt for unique tree ornaments while Liam and Brian hunted down some Virginia Ham Biscuits, then we all converged on the Toy and Candy Shops together.  Soft peppermints, chocolate covered Twinkies and Gingerbread Men as big as your head made it out the door with us…somehow. ;)

After our little nosh it was time to head down Duke of Gloucester Street to the Colonial Section to view the gorgeous wreaths and house decorations – they’re always spectacular!  At dusk the lighting of the huge iron cressets signaled the start of the “Grand Illumination”, so we made our way to the lawn of the Governor’s Palace to find a spot for the fireworks.  Stages had been set up for entertainment, and we enjoyed Carolers and a demonstration of the Fife and Drum Corps before the sky was lit with shooting stars.  All around a fun, fun day!

I forgot my camera (unbelievable, I know!) but Robert had his thankfully.  Here’s a compilation of shots pilfered from him and ones I took with my phone, and a little music to set the mood.  Enjoy, and remember that you can click on the individual small photos to see them in a larger size. :)


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