Williamsburg, Virginia is an American history destination stretching back more than 400 years. When you visit us this fall, take a day to go Christmas shopping and shop from a different century or save 25-65% at our outlets. With a variety of opportunities to shop and dine this holiday season, you'll never want to leave!
The historic shops in Williamsburg are truly one of a kind. Children and families are able to buy replica colonial attire and games. Don’t miss The William Pitt Shop for children’s colonial clothing, hats, toys, games, and books or the Mary Dickinson Shop for 18th-century women’s fashions including petticoats, short gowns, cloaks, mitts, and caps.
Next visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Merchants Square located conveniently on Duke of Gloucester Street just down from the Historic Area. Here you can visit over 40 unique stores and restaurants. With street music, theater, and Christmas Carolers, you’ll be surrounded by the picturesque beauty of 18th-century-inspired architecture and perhaps spot a strolling Father Christmas! Located adjacent to the Revolutionary City, the retail stores are open daily. Visit this schedule for specific store hours.
On your way back to the Williamsburg KOA Campground, be sure to stop in at the Yankee Candle which is brimming with holiday activities this time of year. Expect to see Santa, watch it snow every 4 minutes, and have Christmas-scented candles fill the air with Holiday fragrance. This place truly captures Christmas in scents and wax.
A shopping tour of the Williamsburg area is only complete with a visit to the Williamsburg Premium Outlets. This where style meets value and you’ll find an impressive collection of more than 150 designer and name-brand outlet stores with savings of 25-65% off regular retail price and all in a quaint village setting! Featuring: Adidas, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, BCBG Max Azria, Brighton Collectibles, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Coach, Chico’s, Cole Haan, Crabtree & Evelyn, DKNY, Dooney & Bourke, Gap Outlet, Hugo Boss, J.Crew, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Bahama, Tommy Hilfiger, True Religion, Under Armour, White House | Black Market, and others. The Premium Outlets are open Monday through Saturday 10am to 9pm and Sunday 10am to 7pm.
NOTE: You might want to put these Santa sightings on your list.
Merchants Square: Santa will be visiting the William & Mary Bookstore and Cafe, each weekend (Saturdays 10am-2pm and Sundays 12-3pm). He has two scheduled story times: Fri., 11/28, 9am, and Sat., 12/13, 9am.
Yankee Candle: Santa will be in his chair for photos, daily. He also has two schedules arrivals: by helicopter, Sat., 11/29 and by sleigh, Sun., 11/30.