Tuesday, October 3, 2023

What You’ll Do: Dec. 24-27

Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center will host special holiday programs this weekend. (Courtesy Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation)
Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center will host special holiday programs this weekend. (Courtesy Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation)

While many in the Historic Triangle will be enjoying a quiet holiday weekend with family and friends, many area establishments are still offering up fun and interesting events to get locals out of their homes for a respite from too much togetherness.

Enjoy some jazz and cocktails, check out a new museum exhibit or browse a farmers market. It may be Christmas weekend but there is still plenty to do in the Historic Triangle.

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

Do Some Shopping

Stop by the Community Services Center on Waller Mill Road to enjoy the area’s only indoor flea market Saturday. This monthly event offers up a variety of goods to browse, and new vendors are always welcome. Contact Dennis Welch at 757-220-4249 to inquire about setting up a table, or stop by to peruse the market’s wares from 7 a.m. to noon.

Stop by the Toano Farmers Market on Saturday to pick up all your produce for the week. While you’re there, choose from a variety of items available at Bob’s Sausage Company, Rainbow Eggs and Heidi’s Home Grown. The market will begin at 8 a.m. and wrap up around noon.

Grab a Bite

Head over to Triangle this Thursday for “A Jazzy Christmas Eve with Emme St. James & The Harris Simon Trio.” The Richmond-based jazz act will take the stage at 7:30 p.m., so don’t miss your chance to enjoy a swanky, glamorous evening with festive cocktails and the sultry sounds of days gone by. St. James’ velvet voice accompanied by piano prodigy Harris Simon is sure to make this a Christmas Eve to remember.

Start your Sunday right with “Kegs and Eggs” at AleWerks. Stop by the taproom from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday to enjoy a made-to-order omelette with all the fixings, plus a craft beer or two. Stick around afterward to enjoy some live music as you enjoy a Craft Beer Red Eye, made with local Texas Beach Bloody Mary Mix.

Learn Something New

Stop by Schmidt’s Flowers & Accessories any day in December for a do-it-yourself wedding floral class where you can learn everything you need to know about how to make corsages, boutonnieres and bouquets. Classes are offered daily and are $15 per person; pre-registration is required.

Head over to Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center through Jan. 3 to celebrate a “Colonial Christmas.” Visitors can learn all about 17th- and 18th-century holiday traditions and participate in holiday-oriented tours and interpretive programs. Don’t miss your chance to learn about the food, festivities and traditions off early settlers. Admission is free for residents of James City County, York County and the City of Williamsburg.

Stop by Jamestown Settlement this weekend to take in the new exhibit, “Clayton & Catesby: Botanical Virginia.” This show will allow viewers to explore and marvel at the beauty and variety of native Virginian plants and includes 17 period hand-colored engravings created by Catesby while he traveled around the colony in the 18th century. This exhibition debuted last weekend and will remain on display daily through February.

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