Wednesday, April 17, 2024

What You’ll Do: Nov. 28-Dec. 1

W.Y.D2A very happy Thanksgiving and Hanukkah to those who celebrate. After the food coma wears off, check out the events for this holiday weekend.

Don’t be fooled by a short list of events for this weekend—the Historic Triangle is hustling and bustling with seasonal activity. We’ve compiled a full list of all the holiday events happening this weekend, which you can find in the latest edition of What Yule Do. In addition, this weekend has the chance to learn about colonial food, or shop for your own at a farmer’s market.

Want to see your event included in What You’ll Do? We pull these ideas from our community calendar, which you can find on the right side of Submitting to the calendar is free and easy, so make sure to add upcoming events for your group or organization.

Thanksgiving Weekend Events

Food & Feasts of Colonial Virginia will run Thursday through Saturday at the Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center. The program gives visitors insight into the lives of soldiers, colonists and Native Americans, through their food and cooking methods. See the full Hometown article on the event here.

Aroma’s Coffeehouse and Café will present live music on Friday evening, starting at 8 p.m. Louis Vangieri is a local guitar player who will be providing free music for guests interested in dinner, dessert or a beverage.

A slew of authors will be present and signing their books at the William and Mary Bookstore this weekend. All events are free, and give visitors the chance to see the faces behind the publications. On Friday, the books are: ‘People & Places of Williamsburg’ by Lynn Hosegood (watercolor artist), ‘The Grave House Guest’ by Henrietta Ford, ‘Seasons of Williamsburg’ by Magali Devulpillieres (photographer) and ‘Dangerous Differences’’ by Mac Laird. Laird will return to the store for a signing Saturday at 10 a.m., and Devulpillieres will return Saturday morning as well.

The Toano Farmer’s Market, on the corner of Forge and Richmond roads, is open year-round, opening at 8 a.m. Saturdays. It showcases Bob’s Sausage Company, Rainbow Eggs, Heidi’s Home Grown, plus an array of produce vendors during the year.

This Saturday is also the second Holiday Market for the Williamsburg Farmer’s Market. Starting at 8:30 a.m. in Merchant’s Square, more than 40 vendors will sell seasonal produce, baked goods, cheese, meat and cut flowers. There will also be Christmas trees and wreaths available. An Irish folk duo, So’lach, will perform from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The market accepts SNAP/EBT, credit cards and William & Mary Express.

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