Five Days Before Christmas / by Dave Hileman

One of the nice things among many about living in Williamsburg was the start of the Christmas season with the Grand Illumination that draws thousands of people to watch the fireworks the first weekend of each December. With fewer booms and light streaks, the homes and businesses in Colonial Williamsburg are also decorated with “natural” materials and the creativity and clever use of gourds, fruits, plants and imagination is aways nice to see and makes the walk along the two main streets especially nice on a December day. Note that modern life is not that far away, computer cords in the window!