Merchants Square Plans Christmas In July Celebration


WILLIAMSBURG-Merchants Square and Colonial Williamsburg are teaming up to provide some Christmas cheer in the middle of the summer heat.

A Christmas In July celebration event with special entertainment and family activities is slated for Saturday, July 24, and Sunday, July 25, from 11am to 7pm.

The weekend event will feature photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Colonial Williamsburg’s new Brick & Vine store on Duke of Gloucester Street; live Hawaiian holiday music; strolling holiday characters; a toy drive, which runs July 18-25 with drop box locations at Scotland House and Baskin Robbins; refreshments and sweet treats; a decorated window contest; performances by the Colonial Williamsburg Fife & Drum Corps; and a story walk in collaboration with Williamsburg Regional Library.

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