At Christmas be mery
"At Christmas be mery"
Special Holiday Evening in the Tradition of the 17th-century Colonists at Historic Jamestowne
Williamsburg, Va. -- Sir George Yeardley, Virginia's Governor in 1620, invites guests to a holiday program, 'At Christmas be mery': A Special Evening, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 19 and 21 at Historic Jamestowne
Departing from Colonial Williamsburg's Visitor Center by bus, guests travel along the Colonial Parkway with a guide who offers insights into early English Christmas traditions and gives hints of what the earliest Jamestown settlers expected during their Christmastide.
At Historic Jamestowne, guests are met by the Captain of the Guard who escorts the "new arrivals" along a cresset-lit path to an early Virginia Christmas celebration. After a welcome by Governor Yeardley and singing carols in the historic church, guests herald in the season by the bonfire with light refreshments and the firing of the Christmas guns in the shadow of the old fort.
Participants will walk approximately one-half mile during the program.