Williamsburg has canceled its series of Grand Illumination fireworks events scheduled for Dec. 5, 12, and 19.
The city says the cancellation is due to the statewide increase in coronavirus cases and new state restrictions on public gatherings.
“Colonial Williamsburg’s top priority remains the health and safety of guests, employees and the community as a whole,” said Cliff Fleet, president and CEO of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. “Working with the City of Williamsburg, we conceived and had hoped to present aseries of scaled back, socially-distanced fireworks events over three Saturdays in December to celebrate the season. Unfortunately, that will no longer be possible in light of the Commonwealth’s recently tightened gathering restrictions due to changing health data.”
Colonial Williamsburg is still open and decorated for the season, with shopping and dining and ice skating at the Liberty Ice Pavilion (masks required).
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