“First Night” Buttons on Sale Now!

First Night Williamsburg
First Night Williamsburg

The 20th Anniversary of Williamsburg First Night is coming up on December 31st 2012. An incredible evening of over 40 different acts in the finest venues in Williamsburg, First Night is an extravaganza extraordinaire   Purchase the First Night Button for admission to all acts. Just check the schedule and plan your evening around the shows that you just can’t miss!

Click here to see the full schedule of events

Performers include Celtica, Kolonial Klowns, Liz Montgomery and Trio, Pittman Juggling and Magic, Sheila Arnold (storyteller) and more! See the full list of First Night Williamsburg performers here.

The evening culminates with a Grand Finale Show and Fireworks in Zable Stadium at 11:45pm to celebrate the New Year!

Admission: $15 for a First Night Buttons are available at the following locations until December 28th. You can order your First Night Buttons online at First Night Williamsburg   for pick up on December 31 after 1:00 pm at the Will Call office at the Sadler Center, College of William and Mary.

Events begin at 3:00pm December 31st, 2012!


Amory Music
4436 John Tyler Highway
(Shops at Five Forks)

416 Prince George Street
(Merchants Square)

Chesapeake Payment Systems
1229 Lafayette Street

Ford’s Colony Community Services
100 Manchester Drive
(Ford’s Colony)

Kings Treasure
424 Duke of Gloucester Street
(Merchants Square)

Merle Norman Cosmetics & Gifts
4680 Monticello Ave #18G
(Monticello Marketplace)

Wild Birds Unlimited
4640 Monticello Ave #11B
(Monticello Marketplace)

The Mole Hole
4900 Court House Street
(New Town)

Old Towne Pharmacy
4854 Longhill Road
(Old Towne Marketplace)

The Candy Store
6623 Richmond Road

The UPS Store
1490-5A Quarterpath Rd
(Quarterpath Crossing Shopping Center)

Williamsburg Drug Company
240 McLaws Circle
(Festival Marketplace)

Williamsburg General Store
1656 Richmond Road

Other Locations

The Mole Hole
707 Mariner Road
(NN City Center at Oyster Point)

The Mole Hole
1240 Merchant Lane
Hampton  23666

December 30th

Colonial Williamsburg Visitors Center  12 – 5 pm

On sale December 31st ONLY

Colonial Williamsburg Visitors Center  9 – 1 pm
Kimball Theatre 1 – 5 pm
Wm & Mary Campus Center 3 – 9 pm
Wm & Mary Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall 1 – 9pm
Wm & Mary Sadler Center 1 – 9pm
Williamsburg Regional Library  1 – 9 pm

Don’t Forget: “A Christmas Carol” performance

scrooge and tiny tim

This Tuesday, don’t forget to bring your chairs and blankets for a wonderful winter evening under the stars with Ford’s Colony’s own Theater Club production of “A Christmas Carol.” This new version of the classic tale will feature Master Thespian Ed Whitacre. Created by Mark Lerman, this version incorporates many suggestions from the audience from previous years’ performances.

Hosted by the 25th Anniversary Committee, this is sure to be a memorable start to the Christmas season!

Date: December 11 2012 (rain date, December 18 2012)

Time: 6:30pm

Where: Westbury Park

Admission: FREE

Notes: Bring your chairs. Children may bring a blanket to sit up front near the theater. Please eat dinner in advance or after the show. Carpooling is advised. Security will be assisting traffic.  Park in the designated parking area or on one side of the street.


New Owners for Ford’s Colony Golf Club

Ford's Colony Golf Course
Ford’s Colony Golf Course

For several years, Ford’s Colony Golf Club ownership has been in flux.  Listed for sale by Prudential at $9.95 million, Accord Golf Capital and Och-Ziff Real Estate finally bought the club Friday, November 30 2012.  Och-Ziff Real Estate is a hedge fund investment firm with $32 billion in assets. Partnering with Accord Golf Capital, the firms plan to implement improvements to the business and facilities.  New management for the course is part of the package, too, as Traditional Golf Management takes position as the managing head. Traditional Golf Management, of Toano, VA, manages several other golf courses, including Stonehouse, Royal New Kent and Brickshire. Members of Ford’s Colony Golf Club will receive reciprocity with those three golf courses, paying only a $20 cart fee, and access to many other golf courses in the Traditional Golf Management network.

Read more about the new Ford’s Colony owners in the Williamsburg-Yorktown Daily’s article, and the Virginia Gazette’s article,

Ford’s Colony December Calendar

fords colony clubhouse
The Ford’s Colony Clubhouse

Check out the Ford’s Colony calendar to find the dates and times for all your favorite activities. From Yoga and Mah Jongg to Craft Club and Movie Night, there’s sure to be something for everyone!

Ford’s Colony Calendar of Events

Want more information on a specific club? Find the full list here:

Ford’s Colony Clubs

Have a merry Christmas!