December 31, 2010
December 30, 2010
This costumed man, dressed in fine, black colonial attire, stops to chat with a local artist who set up shop on Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg.
December 29, 2010
This costumed employee of Colonial Williamsburg walked the streets of the historic district caroling as he went about his tasks. He has a good voice and personality to go along with his cool costume.
December 28, 2010
These beautiful horses get a chance to catch a breather as the driver chats. This carriage has drop-down fabric sides and a roof for better protection from the weather this time of year, if needed.
December 27, 2010
Tony, at the Capodimonte Workshop in the Italy section of Busch Gardens Williamsburg, creates beautiful hand-crafted floral sculptures which are indiviually painted by hand. He is quite a hit at Christmas Town and all through the Busch Gardens' season.
December 26, 2010
December 25, 2010
December 24, 2010
This residence on Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg must house a knitting or crocheting enthusiast who couldn't resist including balls of yarn in their Christmas decorations.
December 23, 2010
These unique patriotic decorations are on the Peter Hay Shop on Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg.
December 22, 2010
Unique Christmas Decoration at Josiah Chowing's Tavern, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia
Chowning's Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg incorporates some of the daily tools of the trade in its Christmas decorations such as oyster shells and pewter ale tankards.
December 21, 2010
This "Christmas Bug" - complete with antlers and red nose - was cruising the streets of Williamsburg's restored colonial district; a sure sign that Christmas can't be far away.
December 20, 2010
This group of period clad characters wassailed in the English village as part of the Christmas Town celebration at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Christmas Town continues each evening (except Christmas Day) through New Year's Eve.
December 19, 2010
Lord Botetourt gets a little Christmas spirit in front of the Sir Christopher Wren Building on the College of William and Mary Campus. Botetourt was a popular English Governor before the revolution.
December 18, 2010
December 17, 2010
The Geddy House displays more beautiful, colonial style Christmas decorations. Colonial Williamsburg offers workshops in which they teach the art of making these decorations.
December 16, 2010
Some of the Christmas decorations in Colonial Williamsburg incorporate "tools of the trade" for the shop on which they are presented. Here, the shoemaker includes shoes and what looks to be strips of leather in his decor.
December 15, 2010
The Masonic Temple on Francis Street in the colonial district has its own set of unique decorations including a door wreath with the masonic emblem. The original building was erected in 1774 and 1776.
December 14, 2010
The Colonial Garden is a unique and popular fixture in Colonial Williamsburg. They grow vegetables and decorative plants year round using the same techniques as the colonists. These photos show some of the Christmas decorations and gardening wares available for purchase including centerpieces, bell jars and cressets - iron baskets on a stand to hold burning wood, coal, or pitched rope for light and warmth.
December 13, 2010
Living on a peninsula surrounded by tidal rivers, the Chesapeake Bay and so near the Atlantic Ocean, shellfish are by necessity a part of life. They are even featured in Christmas decorations.
December 12, 2010
This topiary with citrus fruits makes an unusual and beautiful Christmas decoration in Colonial Williamsburg. The residents even decorated the basement window grates with fruit, creating an interesting entry to the home.
December 11, 2010
This worker takes a break to become part of the Christmas decorations at the door of the Raleigh Tavern which consist of wreaths made of pheasant feathers. Note the bust of Raleigh at the top of the door.