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800.447.8679 or www.colonialwilliamsburg.com
Getting there: Nearest airports are Norfolk and Richmond (50 minutes away), Newport News/Williamsburg (20 minutes) and Williamsburg-Jamestown (5 minutes). An Amtrak, Greyhound and Trailways stop is five minutes away. By car take I-64 west from I-95.
Where to stay: Guests at the five official Colonial Williamsburg hotels are within walking distance of the historic area. They get special perks such as preferred reservations. Many chain motels and hotels in all price ranges are a short drive away.
Other hot dates: Christmas tree lighting ceremonies are held Dec. 13, the Grand Illumination and open house at the Williamsburg Winery is on Dec. 3, and on Dec. 31, the First Night celebration welcomes the New Year with fireworks at midnight.