5 Heartwarming Ways To Get You In the Holiday Spirit

5 Heartwarming Ways To Get You In the Holiday Spirit

The winter holidays are fast approaching, and it's easy to get swept up at the end of the year wrap-up stress. So, in case you need a little dose of holiday cheer (we say, we all do!), here are 5 ways to bring a little cozy comfort to your day. Whether you're visiting the area for the holidays or are a Williamsburg local, these are just a few little things you can include into your week that will help you slow down and appreciate this season...

Holiday wreath on a balcony

  1. One thing that never goes unnoticed in Williamsburg is the beautiful, fresh decorations, in particular the wreaths. Every year these unique wreaths adorn almost every door in town, all made with fresh local greenery. They're absolutely stunning and only around for a short time, so why not take a stroll down one of the many streets and spy a few?

Fancy coffee in a cup with a croissant

2. Just a 5-minute walk from the Fife and Drum Inn is the brand new illy Caffè, a European-style cafe serving Italy's most popular coffee. Aside from the breakfast and lunch menu, they switch over to a dessert-only menu in the evening. It's the perfect place to stop in for a cup of coffee and a sweet with someone you love, or maybe to savor alone in a moment of quiet.

Cressets around Williamsburg

3. One word: CRESSETS. These beauties are placed throughout Colonial Williamsburg as sort of seasonal lanterns. Not only are they stunning, but they're warm. There's no need to fear the weather if you're in the mood for an after-dark stroll; you can enjoy the holiday lights around town with little pit-stops sporadically at the cressets. They hearken back to an older and simpler time and make for a refreshing pause in the evening.

Carriage Rides © Britt Conley

4. What better way to see all the holiday sights than in a horse-drawn carriage? While these carriage rides are available all year round, we think they're especially lovely at this time of year. They're just 15 minutes, so you don't have to carve out too much of your busy schedule, but they're such a treat. It makes for a unique gift idea too!

Fife and Drum Inn pantry for guests

5. Finally, we think there's no better way to enjoy any day, let alone the holiday season, than by starting with a good night's sleep and a delicious breakfast. Stay a day or two at the Fife and Drum Inn and you'll simply have to enjoy your time. We're decked out for the season, but we still like to keep things simple. There's really no better start to your day than breakfast by our roaring fireplace!


Christmastime in Williamsburg is a treasure that we look forward to every year, and we hope these ideas inspire a festive gathering of those you love, a quiet moment of gratitude, or perhaps a night of much-needed rest. However you celebrate, we wish all the best for you and yours during this holiday season.

Merry Christmas from the Fife and Drum Inn!

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