“At Christmas be Mery”

male interpreter in 17th-century dress
Date/Time
12/11/2021
7:30pm - 8:30pm

“At Christmas be mery”: A Special Evening at Historic Jamestowne acbm-2012-4_crop

Location: Program begins at the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center

You are invited to join Sir Francis Wyatt, Virginia’s newly arrived Governor in December of 1621, to an early-Virginia Christmas celebration complete with a seasonal bonfire, caroling, and firing of the Christmas guns! A unique opportunity to see Jamestown Island aglow with firelight, “At Christmas be mery”: A Special Evening at Historic Jamestowne will be presented on Saturday, December 11, at 6:00pm & 7:30pm. This program will be held rain or shine, so we recommend dressing comfortably for the weather conditions.

Join us for this special program offering insights into early-English Christmas traditions. After a brief introduction to what the Jamestown settlers expected during their Christmastide, the Captain of the Guard will escort the “new arrivals” along a cresset-lit path to the 1618 Church. Governor Wyatt will then offer a welcome before inviting everyone to sing carols. Afterwards herald in the season by a bonfire with remembrances of “Yule times” past and the firing of the Christmas guns!

Tickets, which are $24.95 each, are limited and must be bought online in advance by clicking the button below.

Masks will be required for all guests in the Memorial Church. No refunds can be given unless the event is cancelled by the Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation.

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