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Fourth Annual Williamsburg Christmas Market Returns to Downtown

WILLIAMSBURG — The Fourth Annual Williamsburg Christmas Market presented by Culture Fix is back for five festive weekends.

The market is reminiscent of a European village, with more than 40 vendor chalets set up in Downtown Williamsburg on Court Street behind the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

Hannah Warner, Marketing Coordinator for Culture Fix said, “We are excited to provide the Christmas Market for the Williamsburg community and all of Virginia.”

There will be a food court selling delicacies from local restaurants including crepes, brats, grilled cheese sandwiches, soup, hot chocolate and cookies. Craft beers and warm glühwein, a German mulled wine, will be available for purchase, as well.

Adding to the holiday spirit, the market includes live entertainment, firepits, photo opportunities with Santa Claus, and, a Christmas-themed train ride around Bicentennial Park.

Maureen Magnusson of The Home Farm, a local vendor from Toano, said, “What is nice about this market is the people that run it and take care of their vendors. It is so nice to have a stationary place and the whole market is just so well done. This is a beautiful little space and it is super family-friendly.”

There were plenty of folks enjoying the market on its opening day, Friday, Nov. 24.

Sandee Darden of Epic Wooleys sells needle-felted items,  “I love being at the market! I am so happy to see it has grown from last year. There is so much variety available, from food to handmade items.”

There is no admission fee to stroll the market, which will be open Nov. 24-26, Nov. 30-Dec. 3, Dec. 7-10, Dec. 14-17, and Dec. 21-23. Hours vary daily, the market is open Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.,  Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

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